I have a HP DL145 g3.
I read that HP does not support officially support upgrade to quad core, but I did not read anything saying it couldnt be done.
So I have taken the chance. However, it is not working and it may be for three reasons.
1. I have put a 8376 HE into it (found an amazing deal for one with resale would still most likely loose me nothing financially).
What little information I found on the 8000 vs 2000 was simply that the 8000 can be used for 4 and 8 way servers. While the 2000 could only be used on 2 way. I saw nothing stipulating the 8 way was limited to an 8 way system.
Is this wrong? Does the 8000 series require having a system with at least 4 cpus and or at least 4 installed to initiate? Or rather the 2way system isn't understanding the extra pathways of the 8way and not initializing?
2. The Server uses the ServerWorks HT2100 and HT1000 which from what little I can find seems to imply it would not be limited to a dual core generation2 cpu. So I went with a Shanghai with the corresponding 6400 memory.
"AMD Opteron Revision F (Rev F) processors, introduced in 2006, support quad-core upgradeability. Quad-core upgradeability means that Revision F sockets are pin-compatible with and will support quad-core processors within the same power and thermal envelopes. The upgrade strategy for Rev F servers is outlined in Table 1-2.
Table 1-2. ProLiant server platforms that can be upgraded to quad-core AMD Opteron Rev F processors"
End of life, no upgrade available. "
The thing is it stipulates it should be pin compatible and makes no mention of needing any bios upgrade on any of the servers that were not EOL. So I have assumed its at your own risk.
Is this wrong? Is there something I'm missing with my logic? Is there more changes between g2 and g3 Opterons that require a newer chipset than the broadcom and or a bios?
3. I was sold a dud. Unlikely but not unheard of.
Any help or insite would help. I would if at all possible want to use a Shanghai, and I hope possibly its #1 and simply the 8way 8000 can only work correctly in a system built for 4-8 cpus. If its number 2 then I will have to fall back to getting an older generation dual core with a higher rating that currently.
Either way the sooner I have the correct information the sooner I can resell what I have currently and get the correct item up and running.