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Combining two identical T5500 into one?

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I am not really into computer hardware so I guess I have to ask. Basically, I have just bought two used T5500 (spec below) for a very good price and now I am thinking how to make the best of it.

The idea is to upgrade the first one with parts from the second one by doubling

- CPU (X5690)
- GPU (NVIDIA Quadro 4000)
- and RAM (24 GB Triple-Channel DDR3)

I am assuming it is possible as I can see in other threads in this forum. My concern though is the overheating and the power supply issues. 

- do I need to replace the CPU heatsinks ect.?

- the same with the power supply. Do I need to replace it something more powerful? According to the spec, T5500 has: 875W 88% efficient (80 Plus® Silver Certified) Power Factor Correcting (PFC) power supply

Thanks a bunch

My T5500 spec:

mobo: Dell 0CRH6C
CPU: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU X5690 @ 3.47GHz
GPU: NVIDIA Quadro 4000
SDD: 238GB SSD PM830 2.5" 7 (SSD)
RAM: 24.0GB Triple-Channel DDR3 @ 664MHz (9-9-9-24)

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  • I think this is indeed possible, and since the Power Supply is 80 Plus certified, I wouldn't be too too worried about it. If you really feel it is necessary, you can upgrade the power supply to a 1000W (1KW!). Overheating issues I wouldn't be too worried about, but perhaps you could apply new thermal paste to the CPU(s)?

     

     

    My Dell PCs:

    Dell Dimension 2400 (Intel P4 2.53GHz, 2GB DDR, 40GB HDD, Win XP Home)

    Dell Dimension 2400 motherboard in custom case (Intel P4 2.66GHz, 2GB DDR, 250GB HDD, Win XP Pro)

    Dell Precision 690 (Intel Xeon DP 5060 3.2GHz, EVGA GeForce 9500 GT, 14GB FB-DDR2, 160GB HDD, Windows 10 Pro)

    Dell Optiplex 755 (Intel C2D 3.00GHz, 4GB DDR2, 160GB HDD, Win 7 Ultimate 64bit)

    Dell Optiplex GX110 (Intel P3 533MHz, ATi Rage IIC, 512MB SDRAM, 80GB HDD, Windows 2000 Pro)

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  • I think this is indeed possible, and since the Power Supply is 80 Plus certified, I wouldn't be too too worried about it. If you really feel it is necessary, you can upgrade the power supply to a 1000W (1KW!). Overheating issues I wouldn't be too worried about, but perhaps you could apply new thermal paste to the CPU(s)?

     

     

    My Dell PCs:

    Dell Dimension 2400 (Intel P4 2.53GHz, 2GB DDR, 40GB HDD, Win XP Home)

    Dell Dimension 2400 motherboard in custom case (Intel P4 2.66GHz, 2GB DDR, 250GB HDD, Win XP Pro)

    Dell Precision 690 (Intel Xeon DP 5060 3.2GHz, EVGA GeForce 9500 GT, 14GB FB-DDR2, 160GB HDD, Windows 10 Pro)

    Dell Optiplex 755 (Intel C2D 3.00GHz, 4GB DDR2, 160GB HDD, Win 7 Ultimate 64bit)

    Dell Optiplex GX110 (Intel P3 533MHz, ATi Rage IIC, 512MB SDRAM, 80GB HDD, Windows 2000 Pro)