1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 16, 2013 4:44 AM by edwardzh

    X56xx compatibility with SR2600URLX

    Tudor Popescu

      Hi,

      A client has an Intel server SR2600URLX, containing a S5520UR motherboard.

      We want to upgrade the processors from E5506 to X5670/80/90.

      I am receiving conflicting information from official Intel suppliers here (they do not know if these processors will work on that platform).

       

      On the server system support page - compatibility with processors, X56xx are not listed:

      ARK | Intel® Server System SR2600URLX  - compatible products/processors.

       

      However, on X5670 and X5680 support pages at least, they are compatible with S5520UR motherboard, but not with the whole server?

      http://ark.intel.com/products/47920/Intel-Xeon-Processor-X5670-12M-Cache-2_93-GHz-6_40-GTs-Intel-QPI?q=x5670

      http://ark.intel.com/products/47916/Intel-Xeon-Processor-X5680-12M-Cache-3_33-GHz-6_40-GTs-Intel-QPI?q=x5680

       

      Also, this document:

      http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/server/sb/CS-030213.htm

      leads me to believe all 3 processors X5670, X5680, X5690 should work on this system, with enhanced cooling solution BXSTS100C ?

       

      Can I get an official answer for this please? If the processors don't fit, what would be the top two available processors for this system?

       

      Thank you very much!

      Tudor

       

       

      Details (from dmidecode):

      System Information

              Manufacturer: Intel Corporation

              Product Name: S5520UR

              UUID: 74DCDCF6-30BC-11DE-B020-001517B11420

      Base Board Information

              Manufacturer: Intel Corporation

              Product Name: S5520UR

              Version: E22554-604

              Serial Number: BZUB91703263

      BIOS Information

              Vendor: Intel Corp.

              Version: S5500.86B.01.00.0061.030920121535

              Release Date: 03/09/2012

       

      From RMM3:

      Device (BMC) Available :Yes

      BMC FW Build Time :Mar 11 2012 21:13:20

      BMC FW Rev :00.59

      Boot FW Rev :00.16

      SDR Package Version :SDR Package 0.26

      Primary HSC FW Rev :02.09

      Secondary HSC FW Rev :(not present)

      Mgmt Engine (ME) FW Rev :01.12.007.0

      Local Control Panel (LCP) FW Rev :(not present)

        • 1. Re: X56xx compatibility with SR2600URLX
          edwardzh

          Yes it's supported. Thermal limitation is documented in note 3 of Tested processor list, which doesn't apply to you:

           

          3. Supported under the Intel® Server Board S5520UR and associated SKUs (SR1600UR, SR1625UR, SR2600UR and SR2625UR). When using this processor with a 1U system (SR16xxUR), use only Single or Dual Rank DIMMs due to thermal limitation.

           

          Use the passive heatsink that comes with your system. No additional thermal solution is required.