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    Upgrade Xeon 2800 to Opteron 265

    Is that a good upgrade? The xeon is going on three years old now and is starting to show it's age. I did search here and google but found no real comparison between the two.

    Thanks for your time and help!

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    Is the Xeon a 533 or 800FSB model? How much RAM are you running?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hermetek View Post
    Is the Xeon a 533 or 800FSB model? How much RAM are you running?
    No idea on the model. Is is a p2800 from theplanet. The cache size is 512 KB if that helps. Ram is 2gb on both.

    Thanks!

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    If it's a Linux box, `cat /proc/cpuinfo` and paste the output.
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    processor : 0
    vendor_id : GenuineIntel
    cpu family : 15
    model : 2
    model name : Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 2.80GHz
    stepping : 9
    cpu MHz : 2799.253
    cache size : 512 KB
    physical id : 0
    siblings : 2
    runqueue : 0
    fdiv_bug : no
    hlt_bug : no
    f00f_bug : no
    coma_bug : no
    fpu : yes
    fpu_exception : yes
    cpuid level : 2
    wp : yes
    flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm
    bogomips : 5583.66

    processor : 1
    vendor_id : GenuineIntel
    cpu family : 15
    model : 2
    model name : Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 2.80GHz
    stepping : 9
    cpu MHz : 2799.253
    cache size : 512 KB
    physical id : 0
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    fdiv_bug : no
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    wp : yes
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    bogomips : 5596.77

    processor : 2
    vendor_id : GenuineIntel
    cpu family : 15
    model : 2
    model name : Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 2.80GHz
    stepping : 9
    cpu MHz : 2799.253
    cache size : 512 KB
    physical id : 3
    siblings : 2
    runqueue : 2
    fdiv_bug : no
    hlt_bug : no
    f00f_bug : no
    coma_bug : no
    fpu : yes
    fpu_exception : yes
    cpuid level : 2
    wp : yes
    flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm
    bogomips : 5596.77

    processor : 3
    vendor_id : GenuineIntel
    cpu family : 15
    model : 2
    model name : Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 2.80GHz
    stepping : 9
    cpu MHz : 2799.253
    cache size : 512 KB
    physical id : 3
    siblings : 2
    runqueue : 2
    fdiv_bug : no
    hlt_bug : no
    f00f_bug : no
    coma_bug : no
    fpu : yes
    fpu_exception : yes
    cpuid level : 2
    wp : yes
    flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm
    bogomips : 5596.77

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    I'd say to skip past the 265s even though you'd have real dual cores instead of hyperthreading on your side. Quad core Xeons are coming down and you can find them in dual socked configurations for relatively low prices now days, and even a single socket Kentsfield would outrun what you have now and most likely a 265 system. 265's are a bit dated now, the release of socked F (1207) has been out for quite some time and you should be looking at Opteron 22xx or better machines if you're in the market for an AMD.
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    If you have options Xeon 2.8GHz and Opteron 265 only, I would definitely upgrade. It's much better from my experience. Otherwise, as suggested, take a look at Intel Quad-core CPU. You will be very happy

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    The Opteron 265 will probably perform better, but by a slim margin. If the Xeon is showing it's age, this Opteron is no baby. The Opteron 265 is almost 3 years old itself. I would look at faster options to be honest, there's plenty to be had.

    Even a middle-end single CPU (dual or quad core) from late last year will outperform either of those by a wider margin than you're comparing now.

    JoseQ

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    What did you do, vhead?

    vhead, what was your final resolution?


    I have a Poweredge 2600 with the same 2.8ghz xeon you have.

    I have no second processor so no fan nor fan control module.

    If you found a good solution to upgrade, I'd love to hear it. If you have an extra processor (2.8ghz) and fan assembly, I'd buy it off you for a price that should make you happy.

    Any info would be helpful.

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