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Opteron 250 130nm to Opteron 285 90nm upgrade

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March 16, 2007 5:55:29 AM

Good question here, could I just swap 2 opteron 250 130nm for 2 opteron 285 90nm if the BIOS would support it. Is there any electrical changes I should know about before spending a 1000Euro for it ?

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March 16, 2007 6:02:33 AM

They are both 940 socket chips.

I'd only assume it would work, but then best way is to look up your MB for what it supports with the latest bios update.

Electrical changes? The bios should auto adjust (vcore) if it supports it, unless your trying to OC it.
March 16, 2007 6:24:09 AM

It is an IBM e326, the BIOS knows it, but IBM did release another e326m and I was wondering if the VRM has been changed in between. My idea was that if the Vcore is a bit too high, I might get the performance boost but not the power saving...
March 16, 2007 9:10:46 AM

Well, I know I'm not going to be that much help, not even sure if this link will help.

You might have already seen it:

eServer 326

Doesn't list the 285 for upgrade path, though it does say (kinda bothers me):

As a convenience, IBM provides this data regarding
products no longer for sale. Some of the data contained
herein may be out of date or contain inaccuracies.
Updates to this data will not be provided.

Heh, nifty though.. 326m blade server?

IBM eServer 326m

Sorry that I couldn't be any help.