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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 3:46 pm 
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After looking at the hardware blog and seeing the CPU info, I looked on the Intel site and the following CPU's should work, but the big question is will the board and or bios support a faster cpu, or even teh power supply handle the additional load Another problem is on the Intel S-Spec page there is no SLAE9 cpu listed, so based on Conroe code name, the buss speed 800mhz, socket LGA775, 65nm core size, I am in no way saying this is 100% guarenteed to work.

http://ark.intel.com/sspecqdf.aspx

This is what is probably in the 485/7 since I cant find a SLAE9
Code Name # Cores Brand Processor Number Speed GHZ Cache FSB / QPI SPEC Litho
Conroe 1 Intel® Celeron® Processor 440 2 512 800 SL9XL 65 nm

Comparable CPU's

# Cores Brand Processor Number Speed GHZ Cache FSB / QPI SPEC Code
2 Intel® Celeron® Processor E1400 2 512 800 SLAR2
2 Intel® Celeron® Processor E1400 2 512 800 SLAR2
2 Intel® Pentium® Processor for Desktop E2220 2.4 1 800 SLA8W
2 Intel® Pentium® Processor for Desktop E2220 2.4 1 800 SLA8W
2 Intel® Core™2 Duo Desktop Processor E4500 2.2 2 800 SLA95
2 Intel® Core™2 Duo Desktop Processor E4600 2.4 2 800 SLA94
2 Intel® Pentium® Processor for Desktop E2180 2 1 800 SLA8Y
2 Intel® Pentium® Processor for Desktop E2200 2.2 1 800 SLA8X
2 Intel® Celeron® Processor E1200 1.6 512 800 SLAQW
1 Intel® Celeron® Processor 430 1.8 512 800 SL9XN
2 Intel® Pentium® Processor for Desktop E2200 2.2 1 800 SLA8X
2 Intel® Celeron® Processor E1200 1.6 512 800 SLAQW
2 Intel® Celeron® Processor E1500 2.2 512 800 SLAQZ
2 Intel® Celeron® Processor E1400 2 512 800 SLAR2
2 Intel® Core™2 Duo Desktop Processor E4600 2.4 2 800 SLA94
2 Intel® Pentium® Processor for Desktop E2140 1.6 1 800 SLA93
2 Intel® Pentium® Processor for Desktop E2160 1.8 1 800 SLA8Z
2 Intel® Pentium® Processor for Desktop E2180 2 1 800 SLA8Y
2 Intel® Pentium® Processor for Desktop E2140 1.6 1 800 SLA93
2 Intel® Pentium® Processor for Desktop E2160 1.8 1 800 SLA8Z
2 Intel® Core™2 Duo Desktop Processor E4400 2 2 800 SLA98
1 Intel® Celeron® Processor 420 1.6 512 800 SL9XP
1 Intel® Celeron® Processor 430 1.8 512 800 SL9XN
1 Intel® Celeron® Processor 440 2 512 800 SL9XL
2 Intel® Pentium® Processor for Desktop E2140 1.6 1 800 SLA3J
2 Intel® Core™2 Duo Desktop Processor E4500 2.2 2 800 SLA95
1 Intel® Celeron® Processor 450 2.2 512 800 SLAFZ
2 Intel® Pentium® Processor for Desktop E2140 1.6 1 800 SLA3J
2 Intel® Pentium® Processor for Desktop E2160 1.8 1 800 SLA3H
2 Intel® Pentium® Processor for Desktop E2140 1.6 1 800 SLA93
2 Intel® Core™2 Duo Desktop Processor E4300 1.8 2 800 SLA99
2 Intel® Pentium® Processor for Desktop E2160 1.8 1 800 SLA8Z
2 Intel® Pentium® Processor for Desktop E2180 2 1 800 SLA8Y
2 Intel® Core™2 Duo Desktop Processor E4400 2 2 800 SLA98
2 Intel® Pentium® Processor for Desktop E2200 2.2 1 800 SLA8X
2 Intel® Core™2 Duo Desktop Processor E4500 2.2 2 800 SLA95
2 Intel® Pentium® Processor for Desktop E2220 2.4 1 800 SLA8W
2 Intel® Core™2 Duo Desktop Processor E4600 2.4 2 800 SLA94
1 Intel® Celeron® Processor 430 1.8 512 800 SL9XN
1 Intel® Celeron® Processor 420 1.6 512 800 SL9XP
1 Intel® Celeron® Processor 440 2 512 800 SL9XL
2 Intel® Core™2 Duo Desktop Processor E4400 2 2 800 SLA3F
2 Intel® Core™2 Duo Desktop Processor E4300 1.8 2 800 SL9TB
1 Intel® Celeron® Processor 420 1.6 512 800 SL9XP
1 Intel® Celeron® Processor 430 1.8 512 800 SL9XN
1 Intel® Celeron® Processor 440 2 512 800 SL9XL
2 Intel® Core™2 Duo Desktop Processor E4300 1.8 2 800 SL9TB

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The biggest challenge with CPU upgrades on the EX48x is that aside from what's already in the MSS, there are no ~35-45Watt (TDP) chips available for the LGA775 socket.

There may be more low TDP cpus released in the future but for the moment there just aren't any good candidates for a cpu upgrade.


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Count me in looking for a processor upgrade as well..

I love the form factor of the EX485, works great with utorrent, streaming to the popcorn hour and boxee media center, and works perfectly with time machine for the macs in the house, but extracting rars and doing some minor media conversions takes foreverrrrrrrrrrr...

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This should probably be in another thread but, Extracing rar files on my machine seems pretty damn quick, I have my newreader from my xp machine save the rar on my ex485, then once done i check the files with PAR and then extract the rar files on the ex485 via RDP. What else is running?

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Only thing running is utorrent and winrar. I RDC in from a mac.


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I beg to differ: bottom of the first page on the Intel link is the lower power dual core 3GHz Xeon L3110, which I can find retail best price of just over $250. Questions are: will it work? is it worth it? I'll be finding out, by hook or by crook. And, BTW, it's a 45 W part, the only multi-core LGA775 processor with that low a TDP (most of the rest are 65 W or higher).
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EdTittel wrote:
I beg to differ...
I'm a bit skeptical that the L3110 would actually work... The higher rated 45W cpus didn't work out that well in the EX47x either.

I'd be pleasantly surprised if the L3110 worked reliably in the EX48x


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I am unsure if it will work or not, but I still plan to try anyway. Right now, it appears to be the only dual-core LGA775 chip that's anywhere close to the right thermal/power envelope. The BE-2350 I have running in my EX475 right now is also rated at 45W, which is the only thing that gives me hope that it *might* actually work. We will see, though, we will see!

Thanks for sharing your point of view: much appreciated.

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Did you guys try any upgrades?

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Not yet, but I plan to undertake them before the end of this month. Stay tuned, and please: be patient. The paying work (and customers) comes first, with my apologies.
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I have a

2 Intel® Core™2 Duo Desktop Processor E4500 2.2 2 800 SLA95

do you think it will work?


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According to the Intel specs for this CPU (http://ark.intel.com/cpu.aspx?groupId=30781) the TDP for this chip is 65 W as is typical for many of the desktop Core 2 Duo versions. Most of my attempts to use any chips with higher than 45 W TDP (both Intel and AMD, where I'm obviously dealing with 47* models when AMD is involved) have not worked in this box; only those with TDP of 45W and under have run for any length of time at all. I'm only confident in predicting, in fact, that the odds are better than even with chips rated at 35W or lower.

Hence my curiosity and determination to obtain and try out a Xeon L3110, which is indeed rated at 45 W TDP and does socket 775. I just wish it didn't cost $247!!

Looking around on Google, I see you can pick up an E4500 for about $120. If you're game to try this out, I'd also hope you'd post your results here. But please do understand that prior experience teaches me that your odds of making this work are under 50%, perhaps even under 30%. I'm not sure I'd spring $120 (plus S&H, and perhaps sales tax) on such odds myself... If you just happen to have one laying around, though, it might make an interesting experiment.

HTH,
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Hi:

I just upgraded my new HP EX-485 server CPU. It's an Intel Dual-Core E5200 (2.5GHz, 800MHz FSB, 2MB L2 cache) - $69.99 with free shipping at Newegg.com). All is working fine with no issues to report.

See pics here: http://www.mediasmarthome.com/forum/thread/11977/HP-EX-485-CPU-upgrade-sucessful/

Hope this helps!

Marcos


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Wow! Congrats... Can you confirm stability by doing some stress testing with OCCT or Orthos?

Maybe I'll have to pick up an EX48x someday afterall.


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I'll be away for the weekend but I'll report some more on Tuesday.
What temps are you getting with the original Celeron CPU?

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