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Emanuel Falkenauer
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Upgrading xw6200 processors?

Hello,
I have a xw6200 workstation with two Xeon 3.4HT processors in it, and honestly, it's a gorgeous machine. But I'm writing scientific software that is highly parallelizable, so I'm always looking for more processors. I was intrigued by Intel's recent announcements of dual- and quad-core Xeons... is there any way to upgrade my machine to any of those?

Thanks in advance! Cheers,

Emanuel
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No way! The farest you can go is to Dual XEON 3.8GHz (800MHz FSB, Netburst), but that won't bring you much. The xw6200 uses the old Netburst XEONs which are basically multiprocessor-capable Pentium4's (which produce the same heat like hell fire). No dual-core, only HT. The current line of XEONs (XEON 5100 and 5300 series, Woodcrest) are totally different beasts. They are basically multiprocessor-capable Core 2 Duo/Quad processors and require a different system infrastructure like LGA775 socket (xw6200 has Socket478), Dual Independent FSB 1066/1333 (xw6200 has a single FSB800), new intel 5000X chipset with quad channel DDR2-667 FBDIMMs (xw6200 uses the old E75xx chipset with dual channel DDR2-400 DIMMs). In short: you would need a totally new system.

Benjamin, writing this on a xw8400 (2x XEON 5160, 32GB RAM, 4x 300GB SAS) ;-)
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Emanuel Falkenauer
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Hello Benjamin,
Thanks for your answer... and good for you and your great machine!
Emanuel
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fabian carter
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Re: Upgrading xw6200 processors?

hello guys,
i got a xw6200 about 5 months ago. a company was getting new PCs and the xw6200 work station was given to me. i was looking for a processor/s upgrades and came across the Xeon 7041 3.0ghz 800fsb 2x2mb 90nm on the 604 scoket.
from what i am reading here, this chip will not work in my machine or less i change the motherboard?

thanks
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