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Experiments with different Intel Processors in a HPE ProLiant Microserver Gen8 - Part 4

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Still experimenting with different processors, and I came across this part random HPE Part Number 832667-001 - Heatsink 65W - For use with ProLiant Microserver, this is the larger heatsink which is supplied with the HPE ProLiant Microserver Gen8, supplied with an Intel Core i3-3240 processor, which has a TDP of 55 watts, which I mentioned in this blog - Experiments with different Intel Processors in a HPE ProLiant Microserver Gen8 - Part 2.

So I thought let’s get a shipment of these in to test and play with for shits and giggles!

Here are some photographs of the 65 watt heatsink for the Proliant Microserver Gen8








Some testing to do later with Core i3-3240 and Core i5-3470T.


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Experiments with different Intel Processors in a HPE ProLiant Microserver Gen8 - Part 3

Saturday, May 7th, 2016

In a continuation of this series - Experiments with different Intel Processors in a HPE ProLiant Microserver Gen8 - Part 2, I imported a new processor from the US, see this blog - Purchasing items from eBay using the Global Shipping Program Part 2.

And in the box was a new Intel® Core™ i5-3470T Processor (3M Cache, up to 3.60 GHz) to test and try with the HPE ProLiant Microserver Gen8, using ECC memory. So what’s the difference between a Core i3 and a Core i5?

This Core i5 has a slower clock speed, of 2.9GHz compared to the Core i3, 3240, has the same number of cores and threads, but it is only 35 watts compared to 55 watts, so a better match for the stock heatsink rated at 35 watt only. This is the T version of the processor, which is rather scarce compared to the non-T version which has a higher clock speed and wattage (77w).

From the”Intel Ark” – no ECC hey!

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Experiments with different Intel Processors in a HPE ProLiant Microserver Gen8 - Part 2

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

So, I’ve managed to get my hands on some new Intel Processors to test in the HPE ProLiant Microserver Gen8, now supported and the microcode has been updated in the latest BIOS as reported in this blog here, I’ve got two of the following

Intel® Core™ i3-3240 (3.4GHz/2-core/3MB/65W) Processor packaged in Costa Rica and Malaysia. I’ve been to Costa Rica here, didn’t notice any Intel fabs, whilst I was there!

Intel® Core™ i3-3240 (3.4GHz/2-core/3MB/65W) Processor - Costa Rica

Intel® Core™ i3-3240 (3.4GHz/2-core/3MB/65W) Processor - Malaysia

Intel® Celeron® Processor G1610T (2M Cache, 2.30 GHz)

collection of procs for Gen8

HPE Gen8 POST with i3-3240 installed

HPE Gen8 POST with i3-3240 installed

Intel Core i3-3240

Intel Core i3-3240

The HPE ProLiant Microserver can be purchased with an Intel® Core™ i3-3240 (3.4GHz/2-core/3MB/65W) Processor see here , but oddly it’s supplied with NON-ECC RAM, and here is the weirdness, if you inspect the “Intel Ark” for the processor it’s displayed as not supporting ECC RAM.

WOT NO ECC support ?

WOT NO ECC support ?

Is this an Intel conspiracy, the Intel ARK used to show it as supported, but later it has now been changed, to No. Is this to encourage people to purchase a Xeon which supports ECC, or did Intel find a support issue?

Anyway proof of the pudding the Intel® Core™ i3-3240 (3.4GHz/2-core/3MB/65W) Processor supports ECC RAM, and is a very inexpensive upgrade for a HPE ProLiant Microserver Gen8 from the stock Intel® Celeron® G1610T (2.3Hz/2-core/2MB/35W) Processor. So Andy says, upgrade your Gen8 today with a Intel® Core™ i3-3240 (3.4GHz/2-core/3MB/65W) Processor! what are you waiting for!

It works! and a very cost effective upgrade with 6784.63 bogomips!!! compared to 4589.69 which the G1610T has!

You may have concerns that the Intel® Core™ i3-3240 (3.4GHz/2-core/3MB/65W) Processor has a TDP of 55 or 65 watts, and the stock heatsink in the HPE ProLiant Microserver Gen8 for the Intel® Celeron® G1610T (2.3Hz/2-core/2MB/35W) Processor is 35 watt. If you purchase a HPE ProLiant Microserver Gen8 with a Intel® Core™ i3-3240 (3.4GHz/2-core/3MB/65W) Processor it’s supplied with an uprated and different 65 watt heatsink.

so we will test that to in my next blog, and see if I can melt a HPE ProLiant Microserver Gen8!

I’m now testing which performs best the Costa Rica or Malaysia package ? Blog soon!

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Experiments with different Intel Processors in a HPE ProLiant Microserver Gen8 - Part 1

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

I’ve recently managed to get hold of a HPE ProLiant Microserver Gen8 server, to test and maybe eventually replace my aging HP ProLiant Microserver N36L’s see here. I cannot believe it’s been almost 5 years since, I purchased my cluster of N36L to run VMware vSphere.

The HPE ProLiant Microserver Gen8 has been around for some time now, and represents good value for money, and is closer specification to the original ProLiant range than the previous Microserver offerings, e.g. iLo4 support, dual network interfaces, ECC ram support, and a socketed Intel 1155 processor socket.

Four different processor models of the HPE ProLiant Microserver Gen8 are available direct from HP resellers. See the quick specs here.

Intel® Celeron® G1610T (2.3Hz/2-core/2MB/35W) Processor

Stock G1610T

Stock G1610T

Intel® Pentium® G2020T (2.5GHz/2-core/3MB/35W) Processor

Intel® Core™ i3-3240 (3.4GHz/2-core/3MB/65W) Processor

Intel Core i3-3240

Intel Core i3-3240

Intel® Xeon® E3-1220Lv2 (2.3GHz/2-core/3MB/17W) Processor

The first two models are commonly available, the Xeon version is not as common, and the Intel® Core™ i3-3240 (3.4GHz/2-core/3MB/65W) Processor version seems a new addition, after noticing this in a recent BIOS update – which states Added support for Intel i3-2130 and i3-3240 processors.

It’s often much cheaper to purchase and fit an aftermarket Intel CPU, than purchasing the HPE model of the Gen8. Let the testing commence…

Stock 35 watt heatsink in Gen8

Heatsink removed on Gen8 G1610T

G1610T nicely cleaned

New Xeon E3-1220LV2 installed

added the thermal grease silver cross

Update - See Part 2 - Experiments with different Intel Processors in a HPE ProLiant Microserver Gen8 - Part 2

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