I have a Fujitsu Primergy RX300 S7 . I've already checked the "official" documents , and called the "official" support to ask if I can install a E5-2690v2 . I was told that Fujitsu only tested their Servers with E5-2690 . So they would not recommend E5-2690v2 .
This is an older server which would become a whole new life with the 10 Core E5-2690v2 .
I already checked the Intel Specifications these two Processors are almost identical, one is Sandy Bridge the other is Ivy Bridge , but from the other technical parameters everything matches .
I am really thinking about ordering 2x E5-2690v2 and trying this out on a weekend with the Server . I mean the chances are really high that even though it is not "officially" supported that it will simply just work .
As far as I understand Ivy-Bridge is backwards compatible with Sandy-Bridge. The Wattage for both CPUs is the same ... so the cooling should be fine. And the Voltage is also almost the same .
What are you people thinking about this ?
UPDATE 1 : to formulate the Question differently , if I insert the V2 CPU into this Server it might not POST , but it should definitely not damage the motherboard ? And if I have luck and it does POST and VMWARE boots I have luck ? If these are true , then I will negotiate with our Supplier and ask them if they are willing to give me 2x E5-2690v2 for the Weekend and I will simply try it .