Hello! Recently I've been thinking to upgrade the CPU in my HP ProLiant ML10 v2. It currently has a Intel® Pentium® G3240 (I got the model of this server that comes with the Intel® Pentium® G3240) and according to the manual I should be able to upgrade the CPU to a Intel® Xeon® E3-1220v3. Is this true? Do I need to change / get anything else? Thanks.
I just upgraded my CPU from a 1610T to a 1220L. All is going well, but I noticed fan speed has increase from like 10-14% to 14%-18%. I am wondering if someone else who upgraded is seeing the same just to rule out that I applied thermal paste wrong, screwed up heatsink install or something like that. I was expecting more or less (or even lower) fan speed as this CPU has a TDP of 20W, and the 1610T had 35W.
Thanks a lot!
I bought a HP microserver Gen8 to learn ESX and to host some VM.
This is my initial configuration :
CPU G1610T Celeron 12Go RAM 1 microSD (ESX) 4 HDD (data) 1 SSD (vm)
Really great hardware but I wanted to upgrade it to have more core/thread (and more VM).
After read many and many post like this :
(and many many other )
I bought a E3-1265L (v1 > the strange and cheaper version ^^) with a TDP at 45W and frequency lower than the v2 (processor base frequency = 2,40GHz instead of 2,50GHz) and my understanding was the difference between the original CPU (TDP = 35W) and the E3-1265L is enough small to avoid thermal problems.
BUT... (do you expect that ? )
After many test, I know I have a new heating system in my house...
Let me explain.
I made some test with mprime and I found these (relevant) results :
ORIGINAL CPU : CELERON G1610T
power consumption : arround 52 W
cooler : CPU fanless and optimal thermal setting in bios
Zone | T0 | T+30' | T+1H | T+2H | T+4H | =================================================================== CPU | 40°C | 40°C | 40°C | 40°C | 40°C | RAM | 35°C | 44°C | 44°C | 43°C | 42°C | VR P1 Zone | 46°C | 52°C | 52°C | 52°C | 52°C | ===================================================================
NEW CPU : E3-1265L (v1)
power consumption : arround 93 W
cooler : CPU fan (2 NF-4x10 Noctua added on the cpu heatsink) and maximum thermal setting in bios
Zone | T0 | T+30' | T+1H | T+2H | T+4H | =================================================================== CPU | 40°C | 53°C | 54°C | 55°C | 54°C | RAM | 35°C | 47°C | 49°C | 55°C | 52°C | VR P1 Zone | 46°C | 58°C | 62°C | 62°C | 61°C | =================================================================== note 1 : with the E3-1265L, all test without cpu fan are aborded after some minute because the cpu was overheated (manually stop over 65°c)
note 2 : with the E3-1265L and "cpu cooled by Noctua", the microserver is less reactive (ie : iLo need more time to give web gui)
I have some questions :
1) Do you think my results are good ?
I received the CPU in a very bad package and without anti-static bag. Maybe it doesn't work fine ?
2) Do you know a test to confirm the good preformance of my CPU ?
I don't know how to benchmark my CPU with similar other configuration
3) Only 10W TDP between Celeron and E3-1265L and too large increase of temperature ? Have-you the same result ?
4) Have you some warning point to share with me ?
5) Today, should we continue to use the B120I instead of AHCI for SATA performance ?
Thank's by advance,
The purpose for this post is to share my personal experience with upgrading a Dell Venue 11 Pro i5 (model 7130) from Windows 8.1 Pro to Windows 10 Pro and then experimenting with Reset and Clean install. I am not trying to say this is the only way to do it, or the right way, just sharing what I got to work for me. In particular I suspect I really did something inefficient around the whole UEFI / legacy boot process from USB but I didn’t figure out what.
Dell site lists this device as upgradable to Windows 10.
I started with a stock 7130, reset it to factory image, then applied all available Windows and Dell updates (including BIOS to A16).
I used my Microsoft Account throughout except the one time there was no network connection.
Removed Dell’s encryption from the HDD (important).
Made a Windows 10 reservation and let the upgrade install without interference, including express settings.
Everything worked. The layout of icons on my desktop was even the same.
Checked Windows activation with [C:\slmgr /xpr] to confirm Windows 10 “permanently activated”
Updated things via Dell System Detect and available Windows updates
The upgrade added a new Recovery partition of 450 MB by shrinking drive space. It appeared that the original Windows 8 Recovery partition was left intact.
I created a Recovery USB following the Windows 10 process and selected “move Recovery content to USB” option.
The Recovery USB does not boot the 7130, perhaps I did something wrong? Heck with it, forge ahead…
Note: hold volume up during boot to enter BIOS or select a one-time boot Complete Windows 10 Reset, nothing significant appeared to change on the hard drive
Use Windows Media Creator to create a Windows 10 Pro x64 install USB
Disable UEFI boot in BIOS Enable Legacy ROMs in BIOS Boot “legacy” Followed build advice from these sites:
Skip product key page
Deleted all existing partitions from inside Setup
Error on trying to install on empty SSD, “we couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing one. See the setup log files”
One post suggested the USB might be bad, so I built another on a different USB stick with no change in behavior\ Try booting UEFI (instead of Legacy)
This appeared to allow instillation to proceed On final reboot error message “Invalid partition table” Remove USB, Restart into BIOS setup Change Boot List option to UEFI Disable Legacy Option ROMs Secure boot enabled Restart (no USB) gets to Windows Device setup proceeded
Use Express Settings
Clicked “later” on the product key screen
No network connections
Create local account Settings … Disk management showed
450MB Recovery Partition 100MB EFI System Partition 118.69 GB NTFS Bitlocker Encrypted (C:)
Fair number of issues in Device Manager, off to support.dell.com and Windows 10 OS drivers for this device
Install WIFI-7130_Network_Driver_0JJ8H_WN32_220.127.116.11_A00.EXE, Restart Wi-Fi now works, connect to home network Dell System Detect using this device’s Service Tag
Can’t do Dell System Detect automatic driver detection from inside Edge, must use IE11
Install Intel Video driver Video_Driver_7W9YT_WN32_10.18.15.4240_A00.EXE Setup says current versions are newer? Install the Dell package anyway… Install Intel Display Audio 6.16.00.3177
Install Intel HD Graphics Family 10.18.15.4240
Restart to BIOS, disable Intel SpeedStep to have processor run full speed for now
Note: seems much faster but really suck down the battery, faster than the batteries will recharge at 0.45A Dell System Detect indicated no missing drivers
Check Windows activation
C:\slmgr /xpr yields Windows is “permanently activated”
Create recovery drive (USB)
Settings > “recovery drive” > create Still can't boot to it Restart to BIOS, turn Intel SpeedStep back on
Device Manager (Settings > “device manager”) shows one problem item “SM Bus Controller”
Windows search online fails to find suitable driver Download dell driver pack http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=FXC3H&fileId=3480673655&osCode=WT64A&productCode=dell-venue-11i-pro&languageCode=EN&categoryId=SM Looks like it contains a bunch of Win10 x64 drivers, probably should have started with this Update the driver in device manager, Restart Device Manager shows zero problems What to do about the lack of a "real" recovery partition?
Some articles say you don’t really need one? Not sure what this means... Cursory test and everything seems to work
Full Windows 10 Reset of tablet
Remove files (no to disk cleaning) Reset TPM 28 minutes to “Installing Windows” 53 minutes, the screen has been without display for a while… 58 minutes, Restarted? 72 minutes, hold power button down until it shuts down Restart… completes startup in another 5 minutes or so Provide wireless password, “Getting critical updates” Sign in with Microsoft Account, create PIN No Device Manager issues Dell System Detect (via IE11): No driver updates required and everything seems to work
No visible changes to disk partition layout The next test I intend to do (I will update this post) is a repeat of Full Reset but with "Remove files and clean drive" included. I want to see if all the drivers are still there after it is done.
That is the question, to upgrade or stay with RT. Personally I think I'm going to keep my RT but purchase a 10 inch tablet with full blown 8.1. I don't want to spend over a grand for the pro. I love my RT and I use it everyday, but there are many times I wish I had full blown Windows. As a compatible consumer device I think it is the best out there. Hopefully more enterprise APPs will be released for RT 8.1 because I believe it can be such a great platform. The main limitations I have with RT are VPN, and Citrix receiver, and the go to meeting app is so watered down it's unusable.
How many are going to upgrade???