PowerEdge 860 CPU Upgrade

My PowerEdge 860 was running a bit slow with CPU usage being the main issue. I decided to solve this issue by maxing out the CPU inside my server. The CPU already inside this server was the following: Name: Intel (R) Celeron (R) 430 Clock Speed: 1.8GHz Number of Cores: 1 L2 Cache: 512KB FSB Speed: 800MHz Socket: LGA775 After doing some research, I found the most powerful CPU that is supported by the PowerEdge 860’s motherboard. It is listed in the manual and all…

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PowerEdge 860 Update

First off, sorry for the lack of pictures in this post. I wasn’t actively documenting while I was working on the server. Anyway, you probably remember my last post which had me working on a server computer that would refuse to stay on for more than 15 seconds without shutting back off. A bit over a week ago, I received the power supply unit that I had ordered for it. I popped it in and attached the power cables and booted up the server. To…

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Dell PowerEdge 860

In my previous post, I mentioned things I found at a flea market. I decided I would dedicate an entire post to this because it has a bit of a story. Anyway, I was at the flea market and I noticed someone selling server computers and was amazed to find he was selling one, a PowerEdge 860, for only 10 bucks! Of course I had to jump on that offer and buy it. When I tried to fire up the server for the first time,…

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