Opteron 250 130nm to Opteron 285 90nm upgrade Tags: CPUs BIOS Support Opteron Last response: March 16, 2007 9:10 AM in CPUs Share tchiwam 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 ? More about : opteron 250 130nm opteron 285 90nm upgrade Grimmy 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. tchiwam 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... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Grimmy 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): Quote: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 Some of the data contained herein may be out of date or contain inaccuracies.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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources K8SD Pro + Opteron 285 SE 120W Forum Dual Xeon 5160 vs Dual Opteron 285 Forum Opteron 285 Dual Core Forum Look for the best dual Opteron board for a pair of 285s Forum Tried to fry an AMD Opteron 250 - just for kicks Forum Single/dual Opteron 250 Forum Opteron 250 Forum Opteron 250 vs. Intel's Xeon 3.6 GHz in a Workstation Forum Opteron 250 Forum SPEC result Opteron 250 Forum Opteron 150 and 250 review Forum AMD launches new 90nm Opterons? Forum Upgrade Opteron GPU or finish LGA775 rig? Forum Opteron Upgrade advice Forum Opteron Dual Core Upgrade Forum Upgrade Memory Delima/Suggestions for Opteron 180 Forum s939 Upgrade advice - X2/ Opteron? Forum Opteron 265 > Opteron 165 upgrade? Forum Upgrade from FX-55 to Opteron 170 ? Forum Opteron 170 a worthwhile upgrade from a 4000+CH Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !