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    Hi Guys,

    we have an old Compaq Proliant PL1600 Server, currently with 256 MB ram,
    P-II-450 CPU.
    I need to ugrade the hardware, even though we have a new strong server waiting to replace that, the Developers can't make it on time to move the prog needed for the server..
    How can i test the maximum CPU supported and RAM, i don't have a copy of Everest that can work on Domain, I don't want to SHUT DOWN the server and take a look as well.
    Is there any free Util like that Everest but for Domain computer?

    Anyone know this server hardware at all?

    Thanks, Retaliator.
    Thanks & Regards

    Retaliator

    MCSA/MCSE/CCNA
    Computer Science Graduate

  • #2
    Re: Compaq Proliant PL1600 (old Server)

    Funnily enough i have two of these great little servers at home.

    The most mine can handle is

    Server 1
    2*600MHz CPU's
    512MB ECC SDRAM

    Server 2
    2*300MHz CPU's
    512MB EDO RAM

    Please note though that i have 1 of each type server where one uses SDRAM and one uses EDO so you really need to check part numbers.

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    • #3
      Re: Compaq Proliant PL1600 (old Server)

      Thanks for the reply,

      i have a similiar server with 1 GB of ram, so i guess it's possible.
      I wish i could install Everest and watch how the DIMMS are installed (512*2 or 256*4) i belive it's 256*4, thing is i don't wanna shut down any of those two, they are real important and production.

      i guess i can try and update bios for better cpu speed, but thats a bit risky
      Last edited by Retaliator; 31st January 2007, 10:30.
      Thanks & Regards

      Retaliator

      MCSA/MCSE/CCNA
      Computer Science Graduate

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      • #4
        Re: Compaq Proliant PL1600 (old Server)

        Okay, AIDA32 Helped my needs to search for detailed information.
        I would like to hear from people who have this server anyway.
        Thanks & Regards

        Retaliator

        MCSA/MCSE/CCNA
        Computer Science Graduate

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        • #5
          Re: Compaq Proliant PL1600 (old Server)

          S**t, I was going to suggest you that
          Best tool for an online vivisection of any system...


          Sorin Solomon


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          • #6
            Re: Compaq Proliant PL1600 (old Server)

            I still have one running as a file server, PIII 1Ghz CPU and 680Mb Ram
            I suspect you'll need to find an exact match on the lable inside the front door, there would have been several dozen builds with different components,
            perhaps the serial number and a call to HP.. *thinks* No maybe not
            The Univurse is still winning!

            W2K AD, WSUS, RIS 2003. ISA also AVG Server
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            • #7
              Re: Compaq Proliant PL1600 (old Server)

              Guys, we are talking dinosaurs here
              Proliant PL1600 was end of life as for March 2000. It came in two models: PII and PIII. The PII model had three possible CPUs: 350, 400 and 450 MHz, and it had double-CPU capability.
              Given these facts, I think that even if someone could find an additional CPU for it, it will be so expensive, that it will be cheaper to get a brand new HP ML/DL toy.

              (For all those who are still amazed: no, I don't know this by heart, I just looked in the HP Product Bulletin)

              Sorin Solomon


              In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.
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              • #8
                Re: Compaq Proliant PL1600 (old Server)

                On any machine, when you muck w/

                Adding Processors -- make sure they are the same "everything" including stepping...

                Adding RAM -- make sure to schedule some time (12-24 hrs) to run Memtest86. Do not for a minute think ECC catches all problems. I have learned this the hard way. Memory controllers are particular and they are very much stuck in the past. New memory, even lowly PC133 SDRAM, can have such a different topology due to higher density chips, that the memory controller loses it. If you're lucky it won't post. If you're not, it will slowly corrupt your data.

                My rule is buy it all at once. I have replaced memory in total just to prevent / get rid of nagging issues.

                24 hrs of Memtest86 and you are as golden as you can be. It does a great job of slamming RAM.

                Also, if you have just a few Memtest86 errors and a little time, reorder the RAM in the slots and try again. You may be surprised that's all it takes.

                Best of luck...
                Cheers,

                Rick

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                • #9
                  Re: Compaq Proliant PL1600 (old Server)

                  Thanks to everybody,

                  Finally after i brought the needed SDRAMS, i realized the developers are talking about the WRONG SERVER !!!
                  The server they are talking about can't be upgradeable (Already 1 GB of ram, another PL 1600).
                  With 2 * P-2-400 CPUS.
                  And we already have 2 new DELL servers waiting for the developers

                  Thanks, case is closed.
                  Retaliator.
                  Thanks & Regards

                  Retaliator

                  MCSA/MCSE/CCNA
                  Computer Science Graduate

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                  • #10
                    Re: Compaq Proliant PL1600 (old Server)

                    Originally posted by sorinso View Post
                    Guys, we are talking dinosaurs here
                    Proliant PL1600 was end of life as for March 2000. It came in two models: PII and PIII. The PII model had three possible CPUs: 350, 400 and 450 MHz, and it had double-CPU capability.
                    Given these facts, I think that even if someone could find an additional CPU for it, it will be so expensive, that it will be cheaper to get a brand new HP ML/DL toy.

                    (For all those who are still amazed: no, I don't know this by heart, I just looked in the HP Product Bulletin)
                    Funnily enough when i first got my 1600 it had 2 233MHz cpu's in it.

                    Another recall from memory is that the later P3 models could handle 1024MB PC100 memory whereas the original P2's use EDO up to a maximum of 512MB.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Compaq Proliant PL1600 (old Server)

                      Originally posted by sorinso View Post
                      Guys, we are talking dinosaurs here
                      Proliant PL1600 was end of life as for March 2000. It came in two models: PII and PIII. The PII model had three possible CPUs: 350, 400 and 450 MHz, and it had double-CPU capability.
                      Given these facts, I think that even if someone could find an additional CPU for it, it will be so expensive, that it will be cheaper to get a brand new HP ML/DL toy.

                      (For all those who are still amazed: no, I don't know this by heart, I just looked in the HP Product Bulletin)

                      Not so loud ... I don't want my old server falling over before I get the new one delivered
                      The Univurse is still winning!

                      W2K AD, WSUS, RIS 2003. ISA also AVG Server
                      ** If contributors help you, recognise them and give reputation points where appropriate **

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                      • #12
                        Re: Compaq Proliant PL1600 (old Server)


                        Sorry... Don't read this near that server...

                        Sorin Solomon


                        In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.
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                        • #13
                          Re: Compaq Proliant PL1600 (old Server)

                          What.......? You will have to type up, I can't read you.
                          1 1 was a racehorse.
                          2 2 was 1 2.
                          1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
                          2 2 1 1 2

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