I work for a charity, and am looking to add a second CPU to our main server. It is an HP ML300 G6 with 1x E5620 (2.4GHz Quad core Xeon).
Retail the processor is still possibly $2000.
Looking for better / more cost effective options as I could by a whole second hand server for that price on TradeMe!
I've seen better prices internationally on eBay, but does anyone know of suppliers in NZ who might be able to supply at good price? Presumably I need the genuine part for the heatsink? Anything else I'd need to know to make sure I bought a part that would work with this server?
Are the 1st and 2nd CPUs different in anyway (eg different heatsink, connector, or some sort of dongle/daughterboard required for the motherboard to make the 2nd CPU work)?
Assuming I need the genuine part, is that HP Part Number: 603976-B21
Any tips on how to get this part without the high price tag?