Can i update the HP Proliant DL180 Generation 1 Processor with:

Intel Xeon E5405 (12M Cache, 2.00 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB) or

Intel® Xeon® Processor 5130 (4M Cache, 2.00 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB)

Is it possible and save to use different size of FSB for Processor/Motherboard? My motherboard has 1066 FSB but those processors have bigger FSB value?

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  • What processors support your motherboard? You should check the list of the manufacturer. Typically newer processors will be supported by BIOS updates. – VMai Jun 20 '14 at 10:05
  • That is the problem, i couldn't find any documentation for the Generation 1. – user2577399 Jun 20 '14 at 10:07

The processor FSB can't have a higher frequency than motherboard's FSB. You should check for a BIOS update to see if your motherboard supports that FSB frequency.

If that's not possible, you'll have to "underclock" your processor.

Read more about FSB on Wikipedia.

  • What might happen? Could it damage the motherboard/processor? Thanks. – user2577399 Jun 20 '14 at 10:21
  • @user2577399 It won't boot or if it does the system will hang frequently. It could potentially destroy your motherboard. – Cornelius Jun 20 '14 at 10:22
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    It wouldn't just not boot it wouldn't even POST... – Ramhound Jun 20 '14 at 10:24

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