Question about Dell Intel Xeon E5430 266 GHz (FU820) Processor Upgrade

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Hello. I got a Dell PowerEdge PE2950III with one Intel Quad Xeon E5430, 2.66GHz, 2x6MB cache and 1333MHz FSB. I am seeking for another processor like this to use along with my server. When I bought this server, I got it only with one processor. Now, few years later, my company needs a speed upgrade on it's ERP and that second processor would help a lot. Brazil's Dell says they dont have it. I need one with original Dell fan. Can you help me?

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The series of Intel Xeons associated with thethe E5430 is starting to become outdated, and thus it is difficult to obtain them. Memory4Less is selling the exact same processor as the one you have for $860 (can be found here: ). Unfortunately, it does not come with a heatsink or fan. It is very difficult to find the original fan for a processor sold on its own. While you may not be able to find an original cooler, many companies have made heatsinks that are compatible with Socket LGA771, which is the same socket your processor uses. A comprehensive list can be found here: A concern when having to use a fan that did not come standard with the CPU is whether or not it will fit in the case. Take careful measurements, and use the fan for the processor you already have as a point of reference. If you absolutely must have the original Dell fan, then I wish you best of luck with your search.

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