Did you see the Intel® Xeon® Processors 5400 and 5200 support page? It indicates processor support by S5000PSL Material Master Number (MM) and Printed Board Assembly (PBA) Revision.
Thanks for the response John
I did see that page - its the third link down in the list of resources I checked. The problem is I can't locate/confirm the:
- Product Code
- Material Master Number (MM)
- I found the 'Printed Board Assembly (PBA) Revision' printed on the board itself; It also shows up in the BIOS as 'Board Part Number'
- The BIOS Version appears to be greater than '84': S5000.868.07.00.0079.060520071732 but I assume that's the proper version/sequence.
I'm trying to find the Product Code and Material Master Number (MM) to confirm its going to work. I'd prefer to avoid the purchase-test-return process if at all possible.
Do all three requirements have to be met or will just one or two suffice? What if my PBA and BIOS version are good but I the MM isn't? (Is that even possible?)
The Product Code Material, Master Number (MM) or Printed Board Assembly (PBA) Revision are just different methods to the same result. If you know one of them you can determine processor compatibility from the table on the page.
You can determine the BIOS revision from the BIOS Identification String. See the Intel® S5000 Server Board Family Datasheet on page 24 for details about the BIOS string.
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Glad to help Julius.
I just pointed you to the information. You figured it out yourself.
One thing to check to more detail is your BIOS revision. BIOS 101 (the current or latest BIOS revision) has a string of: S5000.86B.15.00.0101.11092010. From there we see that the fifth dot location (0101) is the BIOS revision indicator. Your BIOS string: S5000.86B.07.00.0079.060520071732 looks like its currently build 79, so you'll need to update. But updating the BIOS should be done with almost any hardware change. So with you processor update, now is a good time. But remember to update before you change the processors so the new ones will be recognized correctly.