I currently have a 1U rack mounted dell poweredge 1950, it came with 2x Intel Xeon 5160's as standard, but the server is starting to max CPU usage too often and I'm looking to upgrade the CPU without replacing the whole rig. I'm currently looking at purchasing 2x Intel Xeon X5272's (The application I'm running which is most resource hungry can unfortunately only run on a single core, so dual core vs quad core wont matter). Will my server be able to cope with these CPUs? or will it end up frying something if I attempt this?
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Yes the X5272 will work just fine, you're best ensuring your server's on the latest BIOS release but yes it'll work just fine. The most capable CPUs you can upgrade to with that box would be the Xeon X5365. It has the same 3Ghz core clock as your 5160 but quad cores (no HT though), that's a 150W TDP chip, which your server supports, but if you wanted to match the 80W TDP of your current 5160 then go for the 5345 instead.