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Want to upgrade workstation for CAD. Current SC5520 motherboard with dual Xeon 5520 quad cores. what is my best option to upgrade?

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.

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I am glad you asked. You could still upgrade the processor in your system. You could use the following list as a reference.

 

 

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/boards-and-kits/000006567.html http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/boards-and-kits/000006567.html

 

 

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.

 

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Thank you for responding. Platform ID: SC5520SC Bios: S5520.B6B.01.00.0064.05052014142B

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Employee
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Hello GPa ,

Is it possible for you to provide us with the PBA of your board?

Regards,

Caesar B.

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Community Manager
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Hello,

 

 

Were you able to get the PBA of your board? This is to provide a better response since the processor support is revision dependent.

 

 

Regards,

 

David A
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