I have this IBM x3250 (4365BU) with a dual-core Xeon 3060 that I want to replace with Q9550 to get a bit more performance out of the box. Based on what I found, the two use the same socket so theoretically, it should work. Can you think of a reason this wouldn't work?
Hello and welcome to the forums http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/x/hardware/rack/x3250m2/i...
"Intel® Xeon® 3300 (quad-core) (up to 2.83 GHz/12 MB/1333 MHz) or Intel® Xeon® 3100 (dual-core) (up to 3.16 GHz/6 MB/1333 MHz) or Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E7200 (up to 2.53 GHz/1 GB/800 MHz) or Intel® Celeron® (up to 2.0 GHz/512 KB/800 MHz)"
Its a little bit confusing because it says it supports Xeon X3300 but doesn't talk about any Core2Quad CPUs.
But i think you can use a Q9550 on it since its the same as Xeon 3300
Yes, confusing indeed. According to the link below, IBM x3250 was released in 2006 about the same release date as core 2 line. I could grab a Q9550 from the local store and try it but I won't be able to return it if it doesn't work unfortunately. I do have a x3320 so I'll try it out before buying the Q9550. I'll keep you posted.