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# 77373 15-Feb-2011 17:09
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Hey guys,
I've got my eyes on this IBM server:

(IBM x3250 M2)

It looks like a socket 775 so I'm wondering if I can replace the CPU with a core 2 quad, e.g. a q6600 which I have spare? I would imagine since it can take quad core Xeons it can also take core 2 quad?

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  # 439906 15-Feb-2011 17:25
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Possibly, the only two problems I can see are BIOS support for that CPU and cooling.

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  # 439918 15-Feb-2011 17:40
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Hmm OK. TBH I'm trying to find a solution of getting quad core 1u servers for good prices :)

The current plan is to find a cheaper socket 775 and replace the cpu with a relatively cheap core 2 quad. Anyone else have ideas? Maybe there is a company flush with ex lease gear that could be approached?

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  # 440055 16-Feb-2011 00:44
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Ahh gonna buy from Ebay. Even after shipping it works out heaps cheaper that way, go figure.

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