[Novalug] Searching for Parts....
energy.wwind at cox.net
Sun Jul 12 16:01:54 EDT 2009
Sorry about the typo.........
>>> Motherboard Intel Workstation / Server Dual Socket XEON 604 pin
Board SE7525GP2 Extended - ATX size.
FSB stock 533 Mhz
Memory Dual Channel 4 DIMM Slots , up to 8 GB
Registered ECC DDR 266 / 333 SDRAM
Slots (1) PCI Express x16
(1) PCI Express x4
(2) PCI-X 64 Bit / 66 Mhz
(2) PCI 32 bit / 33 Mhz
LAN (1) Pro 1000 Server Grade
SATA (2) With onboard hardware RAID 0,1
Firmware Intel Server Management 8.0
OS independent Pre-boot Control
On Board Sensors.
>>> CPUs have 2, 3.6 Ghz Core, 1.4 V max Core Dual Processing
604 pin mPGA requires VRM 10.0
CPU Code BX80546KG3600EASL 7VF
These series XEON CPUs come in 3.0 Ghz, 3.2 Ghz, 3.6 Ghz, and the very
rare 3.8 Ghz.
The 3.8's were on allocation the whole time they were available.
To run dual socket the CPUs have to be same speed, MM, Batch, ver. ,
The 3.6's originally cost ~ $975 each dealer wholesale.
I have an Adaptec 2940 U/W card, an Adaptec 29160N card, Creative Audigy
card for it.
Radeon X1800GTX video card, Antec Tru-power Trio 650 W PS. Cheetah HD,
2 SATA HDs,
Dual LG 22x DVD-RWs, *Large* Cooler Master Tower Case. *Several*Large*
I bought 2 mbds and 2 Cpu's 3.6 Ghz. A computer customer and good
friend wanted a fast rig for an at-home business and some serious DOOM
time. His newly married adult daughter developed cancer
and died over 24+ months. In the meantime these hardware(s) went off
Intel front line support and
even though I had built and sold about 75 Intel based systems I had
virtually NO experience or formal
training with the server management features or remote features of the
workstation / server farm products.
The original plan was to clock the FSB at 800 Mhz and run the unlocked
CPUs at a mind bending, number
crushing 5.403 Ghz !!! I could buy DDR-400 memory for it so there
would be no overclocking on the
raw memory sticks........... remember I get two sockets w/ 2 Cpus each....
Unfortunately I ran / crashed into problems w/o Intel tech support.
The beast won't even burp with less than a 650 W EPS Power Supply.
Even at that it will only run with the on-board ATI-Rage-128 video chip.
Plugging in any video card makes the machine just not do anything at
all, even with the BIOS selecting
a plugin video card......
There are POST errors that I know how to fix for a desktop Intel board,
but this server unit needs something else to update the on-board firmware
and CPU stepping -- I don't have any idea how to run Server management
I don't want to mess it up -- these parts are irreplaceable.
It will boot and run the Linux Format Aug ? 08 SuSE 11.0 DVD. I just
can't use a machine
with POST errors on engineering projects for insurance reasons on the
one hand, and I
would just NEVER do that anyway...... before I got all screwed up and
had a severe "go hard" reputation with computer use. In one class I went
2400 wing / tail / engine combinations for an aircraft design class;
and another time I
went through "many" simulations of an automated robotic factory. The
done on 12 486DX4 - 100s with a sawtooth station approach. I started
the first run on
the first machine, waited exactly 5 minutes and started the 2nd run on
#2, etc. At the
peak I had 12 simulations running in parallel.... So it only took one
Sunday session at the
University to kill off all the runs I needed for the semester project,
and I adaptively chose
the run values for the later runs based on results from the first 12
I could use some help.
On the good side, maybe deep satire, this thing makes the most unusual
sound on startup.
It doesn't sound like fans at all - it sounds like turbines winding up.
Last blip / shot for today -- maybe I should just throw an 850 W PS in
it and see what I get....
Ed James wrote:
> Ok, this boggles me - I did a google search on "SE7252GP2" and got
> exactly 3 hits - all seem to be in Japanese. Might I inquire where
> you managed to FIND this board?
> Usually, a low-hit response implies a typo, but I didn't even get the
> "did you really mean..." message.
> Just Curious,
> Ed James
>> On Jul 11, 2009, at 10:29 PM, JRR wrote:
>>> Does anyone have one or two CPUs for this ?? Motherboard is Intel
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