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 Some of the data contained herein may be out of date or contain inaccuracies.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: ForumA64 4000+ and FX-55! (both 130nm ) ForumAMD Opteron Dual-Core 165 1.80GHz - report your experience ForumAthlon 64 FX-60 ver. Opteron 185 ForumWhich Opteron to buy? ForumDual Opteron vs Dual Athlon MP ForumAMD AIMS FOR FOUR-CORE OPTERONS BY 2007 ForumE8400 availability ForumAnandtech Phenom review is in ForumQuestions about the FX-55 ForumThe $300 PC ForumAMD to Make 65nm Announcement Next Week ForumHow does this homebuilt look--good for gaming on a budget? ForumOkay, AMD lovers. 8) Forum-Need help on a new computer... ForumSet the record straight on Intel Forum65nm news from Intel ForumPentium-M put up against P4EE and A64FX ForumIntel quad core Kentsfield CPU's ForumThermaltake 850w PCI-E question ForumRecommendation for PSU upgrade? More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !