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Old April 1, 2010, 11:34 AM
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Default Can I add a cpu with slightly diff speed rating to existing single CPU config?

Long story short,

I have a Dell server SC1435 which came with 1 CPU: an AMD Opteron Dual Core 2212HE Processor 2.0 GHZ

Can I upgrade this by adding a CPU in the same family with exact same specs but slightly different rated speed?

I might be able to find a spare 2218 processor, identical specs but at 2.6 GHZ
or even a 8814 CPU which has also the same specs

Would it work, they are all Socket F?
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Old April 1, 2010, 11:46 AM
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AFAIK, Multi-socket always = matched processors. I really don't think it would work.
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Old April 1, 2010, 03:45 PM
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Most MP boards do not support running mismatched CPUs. The only one I can think of would be the EVGA Classified SR-2, which is hardly a typical MP board. So I would say no.
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Old April 1, 2010, 08:52 PM
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I always wondered that myself, and now I know.
Google was no help!
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