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Help with upgrading my server's CPU RRS feed

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  • I have a custom built WHS box with about 5TB of data.  Over the last few years, I've been leaning on it to run more and more services such as SABNZBD+, Sickbeard, CouchPotato, Growl for Windows, uTorrent, EyeFi Management....the list goes on.  I have the following specs:

    Biostar P4M90 motherboard (http://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en/mb/cpu_support.php?S_ID=358 is the CPU support chart)

    Celeron 420 @ 1.60ghz CPU (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116040&cm_re=celeron_420-_-19-116-040-_-Product)

    2gb ram

    I want to upgrade the CPU, and I see from the CPU chart that the fastest supported CPU is a Core2Due E6700 @ 2.66ghz.  Looking at Newegg, the closest CPU I can find for sale is this guy:  http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116370 

    I'm not exactly familiar with the different kinds of CPUs since I haven't been building computers for a few years.  What would y'all recommend as a reasonable upgrade?  I'm not looking to spend TOO much more than $100, but I don't mind spending more if it's worthwhile.

    Friday, October 8, 2010 1:05 PM

Answers

  • You could also try to find an online community more devoted to tuning and system building; that's really out of scope for this particular venue.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    • Marked as answer by ECEC Friday, October 8, 2010 4:06 PM
    Friday, October 8, 2010 3:53 PM
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  • I would recommend consulting with the motherboard manufacturer to make sure you get a CPU that works with your motherboard. The processor you've linked from NewEgg has a different multiplier than the fastest-spec processor that Biostar lists; while it will likely work, I wouldn't bet $100 on it...


    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Friday, October 8, 2010 2:55 PM
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  • I've sent an email to their support group, but I'm not sure if I'll ever get a response back. :/
    Friday, October 8, 2010 3:32 PM
  • You could also try to find an online community more devoted to tuning and system building; that's really out of scope for this particular venue.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    • Marked as answer by ECEC Friday, October 8, 2010 4:06 PM
    Friday, October 8, 2010 3:53 PM
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  • I've got another post going at another forum, hopefully I'll get some results over there.  Who knew CPUs could be so hard?!  ;)
    Friday, October 8, 2010 4:05 PM