I have acquired a Dell PowerEdge 2850 Serverhttp://www.dell.com/support/troubleshoo ... ag/6TC4BB1
It supports "Up to two single-core 64-bit Intel® Xeon™ processors at up to 3.8GHz
or up to two dual-core 64-bit Intel Xeon processors at 2.8GHz according to the spec sheet:http://www.dell.com/downloads/global/pr ... _specs.pdf
Per the Dell link above containing the Service Tag, the following processor is currently installed: PROCESSOR..., 80546K, 2.8G, 2M, XEON IRWINDALE..., 800. DPN: XD360 which links to:http://www.serversupply.com/MFGR/DELL/P ... /XD360.htm
for $30, I could get an identical 2nd processor. According to the PDF spec sheet, I am assuming this is the 64-bit, dual core processor, because that is the one the spec sheet lists at 2.8 GHz.
I bought this to practice with Server Hardware and Operating Systems. I want to practice with all sorts of things, and bought it on E-Bay, kind of got shafted in the process, but, that is another story.
I am going to make the assumption that 2 dual-core 2.8 CPU's are going to provide more speed than 2 single core 3.8 CPU's? Generally? I suppose the RAM and hard drives might play a factor too.
It does have a RAID key and a RAID RAM Stick installed. It is currently missing ALL Drives, even though the seller said it had them, so I have to buy some drives.
I am currently trying to decide how many and how big....
Thanks in advance for the CPU questions....