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Dell 5600 Information Update

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Intel Xeon 5600 Series Processors—
Information Update

Important Information

Your system requires a BIOS and iDRAC firmware upgrade to support Intel
Xeon 5600 series processor (less than 130 W). You can download the BIOS and
iDRAC firmware for the Intel Xeon 5600 series processor at support.dell.com.
NOTE:
A BIOS and iDRAC firmware update only supports a limited feature set of
the Intel Xeon 5600 series processor.
The following new Dell PowerEdge systems marked with the Roman Numeral
II on the chassis support the complete feature set of Intel Xeon 5600 series
processors:
R410
R510
R610
R710
T410
T610
T710
M610
M710
NOTE:
The PowerEdge R410, T410, and R510 systems do not support 130 W
Intel Xeon 5600 series processors.
NOTE:
The modular systems, PowerEdge M610 and M710, support the 130 W
Intel Xeon X5680 only in the 130 W processor category.
NOTE:
The PowerEdge R610 and M710 systems need specific heat sinks to
support the 130 W Intel Xeon 5600 series processors.
Mixing of Intel Xeon 5500 and 5600 series processors is not supported.
Systems with the Intel Xeon 5600 series processors support memory sparing.
December 2010

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  • Page 1: Important Information

    Important Information • Your system requires a BIOS and iDRAC firmware upgrade to support Intel Xeon 5600 series processor (less than 130 W). You can download the BIOS and iDRAC firmware for the Intel Xeon 5600 series processor at support.dell.com. NOTE: A BIOS and iDRAC firmware update only supports a limited feature set of the Intel Xeon 5600 series processor.
  • Page 2 Low Voltage Memory Modules (DDR3L DIMMs) Intel Xeon 5600 series processors support DDR3L DIMMs enabling a lower operating voltage (1.35 V) that ensures memory power savings up to 20% per DIMM. DDR3L memory is backward-compatible to Intel Xeon 5500 series and operates at standard voltage (1.5 V) without any limitations.
  • Page 3: Processor Settings Screen

    When set to Advanced ECC Mode, two controllers are joined in 128-bit mode running multi-bit advanced ECC. The Spare mode option is present on systems with the Intel Xeon 5600 series processors only. Description enable TXT, enable & activate VT & TPM with pre- boot measurement.
  • Page 4 New POST Messages The following are the new POST messages for the Intel Xeon 5600 series processors. Message System Memory Size: X.X GB, System Memory Speed: XXX MHz, Voltage: 1.5V or 1.35V This CPU power rating is not supported Non-ECC DIMM detected...
  • Page 5 Reproduction of these materials in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden. ® Trademarks used in this text: Dell™, the DELL logo, and PowerEdge™ are trademarks of Dell Inc. Intel ® and Xeon are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and other countries.

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