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lenovo d30 4229-16G Pocessor upgrade

2018-02-15, 15:25 PM

Hello,

 

We are an architectural office using D30 with dual core e5 2620 processors. Using this computer for 3d renderings with 3dmax and vray. We would like to upgrade both cpu to something with better performance , possible to find in the market today. Could you please advise us \ what would be the new cpu choice. Intel Xeon E5-2687W @ 3.10GHz is it a possible option or something cheaper Intel Xeon E5-2680 @ 2.70GHz -  Intel Xeon E5-2690 @ 2.90GHz . In case we change the cpu to something better do we need to change the heatsinks or anything else?

 

our MACHINE TYPE  is 4229 16G

 

*psuturtle edit - removed some unnecessary system info for privacy reasons.

 

thank you very much.........

 

 

 

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Re: lenovo d30 4229-16G Pocessor upgrade

2018-02-20, 14:54 PM

That looks right to me.  The S-spec seems to match up with what Intel has listed on its site here.




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Re: lenovo d30 4229-16G Pocessor upgrade

2018-02-15, 15:53 PM

Since you have a 4229 machine type, I think the CPUs your system is currently using is likely (dual) E5-2620 v1 (Sandy Bridge).  You can certainly upgrade the CPUs, but you'll need to stay within the Sandy Bridge v1 family of processors as the system will not support upgrading to the v2 Ivy Bridge class processor.

 

Since your original CPUs are rated at 80W, that means the CPU fansinks installed in your system are capable of supporting processors rated up to 135W.  If you want to install CPUs that are greater than 135W, you'll need to upgrade the fansinks.

 

The 2687w v1 is really the only CPU you can't support with those heatsinks.  Everything else in the E5-26XX v1 space should be OK as they are all 135W or less I believe (at least the SKUs that we've officially qualified).  Of course, if you want to upgrade your fansinks, you can purchase two 150W fansink FRUs (FRU 03W5429) and then the 2687w v1 CPUs are back in play.

 

I'm assuming you're using CPU rendering for vray?  If that's correct, then I think your CPU decision path is to go for more cores first as that will get you the best performance increase.  Higher CPU clock frequency will also help, but I'd focus on getting a higher core count first.  The 2690 v1 should be a great choice for those applications as it will max out your cores (for the Sandy Bridge family) and get your clock frequency up pretty high.  The only thing the 2687w is really gaining you over the 2690 is a slightly higher clock frequency, so you'll need to decide if that's worth the extra investment in both CPU and upgraded heatsinks for what you're doing.

 

Hope that helps.  Let us know if you have any further questions.




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Re: lenovo d30 4229-16G Pocessor upgrade

2018-02-15, 16:56 PM

Thank you very much for very comprehensive response. We will try to buy 2690 or 2680 . thank you very very much!!!

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Re: lenovo d30 4229-16G Pocessor upgrade

2018-02-15, 17:15 PM

intel Xeon E5-2690 8 Core Processor 2.90GHz 8.0 GT/s 20MB Smart Cache FCLGA2011 135W BX80621E52687W

 

just found this in amazon. is it what we should buy ?

 

 

 

 

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Re: lenovo d30 4229-16G Pocessor upgrade

2018-02-15, 20:12 PM

Everything looks right there....right up until the BX80621E52687W at the end.  That PN references the 2687w not the 2690.

 

The Lenovo FRU number for that part (if you're interested....my guess is it'll be crazy expensive compared to the open market though) is FRU 03T7810.

 

Here's a link for a 2690 on amazon...this should be the right processor.

 

 




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2018-02-20, 7:32 AM

Finally we found the processors in the market  here in Turkey in stock\ their serial numbers E5-2690 2.90GHz 20M 8GT/s FCLGA2011 SR0L0.

 

can we go for them?  

 

this is a very big help for us \ thank you very much

 

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Re: lenovo d30 4229-16G Pocessor upgrade

2018-02-20, 14:54 PM

That looks right to me.  The S-spec seems to match up with what Intel has listed on its site here.




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Re: lenovo d30 4229-16G Pocessor upgrade

2019-06-10, 3:51 AM

Hello  :) i would like to thank you again for your big help while replacing our processors.

previously we have updated our processors to 2x  E5-2690 2.90GHz 20M 8GT/s  also fan sinks to 150w . They are working very good.

 

we have a new update coming :), planning to replace our video card with a new ouadro  p 4000 or quadro rtx4000 .

Can we use one of these cards in our system?  possibly rtx 4000 will be our first choice.

 

thank you ,

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Re: lenovo d30 4229-16G Pocessor upgrade

2019-06-11, 18:20 PM

Neither are officially qualified as D30 has long since gone EOL before those cards were announced.  But I'm guessing you knew that :).

 

P4000 shouldn't be a problem assuming you load the correct driver to support it.  We might want to spot check the RTX4000 in a D30 just to make sure there aren't any rail level power concerns.  The RTX cards can have a really high input EDP spec, and in D30 that card would be powered by a single rail.  I don't think the RTX4000 will push the rail enough to cause trouble, but we can set it up and double check it just to make sure.




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