Question about Dell PowerEdge 2600 Server
Hey guys...I have been asked to add and second processor to our Poweredge 2600 server...two things...how do you open the server top on this model
and are there any particular protocols to follow when adding an additional processor to this box? i.e. other than shutting down and plugging in the CPU?
I hope that you fixed your problem without troubles by now, but if you still have not, I can help. I added a second xeon processor to my Dell PowerEdge 2600 a couple of years ago.
Lay the server on its left side then loosen the three thumbscrews on the right front side and "slap" the cover off backwards.
You should have by now identified the current processor by running cpuid software that I think comes from Intel's website in order to buy an identical cpu. That was the hardest part, finding an identical one still for sale. If I remember the Poweredge 2600 could only use xeon processors with only up to 512 kb of cache or someother small amount and are not that available still new in the box.
You also have to get two identical voltage regulator modules (vrm). I was not able to get a second one for some reason and just bought two identical ones specifically for the xeon processors that I was using. Be sure to do your homework on this. MATCHING cpu's and MATCHING vrm's.
That's it. Each processor has two cores and you should see all four after you boot.
Another thing to think about would be setting the processor afinity to run your most intensive process to all four cores while only letting most applications to only use the first core.
I hope this helps if you haven't already had any success.
Posted on Jan 21, 2008
Some of the server cases require a key to open, check for a key lock on the case.
Dual processor systems are supposed to have matched cpu's. You may have to buy 2 cpu's that come as a matched pair. Of course you can try another cpu exactly the same as you have and nothing will be damaged but it may not work, or work well.
Posted on Nov 16, 2007
I m using DELL POWEREDGE 2600 loaded with windows 2000 server. There is a Internal Tap drive but i dont know how to use it. Can any plz help to how to use.
Posted on Jul 05, 2008
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