I'm not sure if this questions has been posted before but could not find anything so here goes.
I just purchased a HP ML570 G3 quad processor (capable) machine. It has the Intel E8500 chipset and
2 xeon MP 3.16g 1m l2 cache hyper tread processors 2005-2006 era.
Cranford core I believe
According to HP Any of these processors can be installed
Dual-core Intel Xeon Processor at 3.00 GHz\2x2MB (7040)
Intel Xeon Processor at 3.33 GHz\8MB
Intel Xeon Processor at 3.00 GHz\8MB
Dual-core Intel Xeon Processor at 2.66 GHz\2x1MB (7020)
Intel Xeon Processor at 2.83 GHz\4MB
Intel Xeon Processor at 3.66 GHz\1MB
Intel Xeon Processor at 3.16 GHz\1MB
I think I may want to replace the pair with the dual core 7020 or 7040 Paxville processors in the near future.
However, I see that intel has 7100 series that have same socket 604 and fsb freq etc.
Can any one specualte if the 7100 series is compatable on a system that originally offered the 7000 series processors?
If these are compatible, would I see much performance diffference between a similar clocked processor?
Or I should just stick 1or 2 more of the same and spend the $ elsewhere?