HP Server Owners: Upgrade to Quad-core... or Not!
Posted on: 12/15/2006 02:12 AM

I recently received some information that may come as a shock to owners of Woodcrest-based HP servers. This particular post was from someone who had recently purchased quite a few... And by "quite a few", I mean a LOT... Woodcrest-based blades and servers with the intent of upgrading to quad-core when the HP approved "upgrade kits" (basically a pair of processors) were ready.

All seemed fine until, upon HP's release of their "quad-core upgrade kits", said customer actually tried to upgrade a few machines to see how they ran. This customer was told by HP engineers and support staff that the upgrade would indeed work. But after multiple attempts at updating firmware, the servers kept reporting an

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