Second Intel® Xeon® processor installation
This document describes how to install a second Intel® Xeon® processor in HP
Workstations, and HP xw6000 and xw8000 series Workstations with Land Grid Array (LGA) processor
Intel® Xeon® processor
Static strap (to prevent possible damage from static electricity)
Static-free mat (to prevent possible damage from static electricity)
T-15 Torx screwdriver (Long blade required for some installations)
Before you begin
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installed. The second processor must be the same speed, cache, size, and type as the primary
• Adding a second processor without corresponding memory results in an unsupported configuration.
• Mixing Unbuffered and Registered DIMMS is not supported. All DIMMS in the system must be either
Unbuffered or Registered.
• See the workstation service guide at
procedures regarding DIMM installation.
To prevent loss of data, the second processor must be identical to the processor currently
Additional memory is required when adding a second processor to HP
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