Question: does the RW199 motherboard support intel 5000X chipset processors? The RW199 has the intel 5400 chipset which does officially support chips from the previous generation 5000X (in particular the Xeon 51xx and 53xx CPUs). My question is more-or-less about Dell's due-diligence with respect to writing complete BIOSes. Simply put, can I buy an RW199 mobo and put an X5355 in it?
It supports the following Dell OEM CPUs -C268J Harpertown Xeon E5405, 2.00GHz, E0FX806 Harpertown Xeon E5405, 2.00GHz, 12M, 1333FSB, 4CFR760 Harpertown Xeon L5410, 2.00GHz, 12MB, 1333FSBD240J Harpertown Xeon E5410, 2.33GHz, 1333FSBFR758 Harpertown Xeon E5410, 2.33GHz, 12M, 1333FSB, G0PW207 Harpertown Xeon E5420, 2.50GHz, 12M, 1333FSB, G0XX763 Harpertown Xeon L5420, 2.50GHz, 12MB, 1333FSBC332J Harpertown Xeon E5420, 2.50GHz, 1333, E0D241J Harpertown Xeon E5430, 2.66GHz E0RM178 Harpertown Xeon E5430, 2.66GHz, 12MB, 1333FSB, G0XX760 Harpertown Xeon E5462, 2.80GHz, 4MB, 1600FSB, G0CY940 Harpertown Xeon E5440, 2.83GHz, 12MB, 1333FSB, G0WU255 Harpertown Xeon E5450, 3.00GHz, 12MB, 1333FSB, G0XX762 Harpertown Xeon X5450, 3.00GHz, 12MB, 1333FSBC333J Harpertown Xeon X5450, 3.00GHZ XX761 Harpertown Xeon E5472, 3.00GHz, 4MBXX759 Harpertown Xeon X5472, 3.00GHz, 4MB, 1600FSB, G0FR757 Harpertown Xeon X5460, 3.10GHz, 12MB, 1333FSB, G0 XX758 Harpertown Xeon X5482, 3.20GHz, 4MB, 1600FSB, G0C334J Harpertown Xeon X5470, 3.30GHz
CY942 Wolfdale Xeon 80556K, 3.00GHz, L5240, 1333FSB, 6MB, 40WX993H Wolfdale Xeon L5240, 3.00GHz, 1333FSBJ383D Wolfdale Xeon X5260, 3.33GHz, 6MB, 1333FSBD246J Wolfdale Xeon X5260, 3.33GHz, 1333FSBR600M Wolfdale Xeon X5272, 3.40GHz, 6MBJ382D Wolfdale Xeon X5272, 3.40GHz, 6MB, 1600FSB
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Thanks for the response. The list above is the list of the 52xx and 54xx xeons, the generation of Xeons which require the intel 5400 chipset. I am suspicious that this list is not exhaustive, and that it is just the stock answer that Dell's marketing strategy puts out. Can you confirm that this list is exhaustive? According to intel the 5400 chipset is compatible with 51xx,52xx,53xx,54xx Xeon chips of all flavors.
I just setup a T7400 with Xeon X5355 and it seems to work just fine (Ubuntu 10.04) except for a pesky message from the BIOS stating that the processor is not supported. As far as I can tell, despite Dell's best efforts to block the modularity of their hardware, this works perfectly well.