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By scotth ·
Does anyone know why I wouldn't be able to replace a HP branded PII-400 processor with an Intel Boxed PIII-550 in a HP LC3 Netserver?

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by avachon In reply to HP LC3 Processor Change

What does your documentation say? There are PII/PIII boards out there, but you would have to be sure you had one. You can't just put a PIII processor on a PII board - incomptible. Also, you need to know the maximum processor speed for your board (too high can damage the board). If you don't have your documentation, HP will have all the specs on its website.

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by valentin In reply to HP LC3 Processor Change

What chipset motherboard have? BX? THen you need get BIOS update to support PIII and P3 Coppermine

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by bwaggoner In reply to HP LC3 Processor Change

Sounds like an incompatibility problem. I would go to HPs site and look up your system and see what it can be upgraded to. They would know best.

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by BOUND4DOOM In reply to HP LC3 Processor Change

YEs it is because of the HP sockets in thier LC and LH series servers are designed to use thier chips only Also there are internal sensors that check for this each time they boot up. The do not do this because of propriatary reason but because thosear some of the best servers out there and they do not was 3rd party stuff to screw it up, Those servers are like fort knox if you really get down to the nitty gritty of them did you know they even have thier own temperature sensors in them so that if they get to hot or even too cold they will shut down log the even to let you know why and protect itself from harm. You can not just slap in any old processor in those bad boys, they wont let you for thier own protection.

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