What options might I have to upgrade my workstation? Current configuration is Intel motherboard SC5520 with dual Xeon quad-cores, 5520, and 32g ECC RAM. Everything works great just need more processing power. Would like to optimize what I have if economically possible, before moving up to more expensive workstation.
I am glad you asked. You could still upgrade the processor in your system. You could use the following list as a reference.
Keep in mind that for processors in the 5600 family you need to have a minimum board revision to support it. If possible please provide us with the PBA of your board.
Were you able to get the PBA of your board? This is to provide a better response since the processor support is revision dependent.