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Old 07-23-2004, 02:09 AM   #1
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rh 9 - old box - new memory - new cpu

first - i know enough to get into trouble
second - i almost know enough to get out of trouble

so thank you for your help, or your thoughts at least...

i currently have a Red Hat 7.3 server that has an Intel CA810E motherboard.

cpu - piii - 500 mhz
2x64 pc100 memory

the mb will support up to a piii 933 mhz with 512mb pc133 ram

i have a piii 933 mhz and 2 x 256 pc 133 ram that i would like to upgrade it to...

oh, if it matters, i have 1gb of swap space

is there any thing i need to do to the operating system to prepare the system to allow me to change out the cpu and the memory with out a problem?

thanks again for any help offered...
Old 07-23-2004, 08:40 AM   #2
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I have made changes similar in scope to RH 7.3 boxes without problems.

New graphics cards are the change which I have found to be most problematical.
Old 07-23-2004, 12:47 PM   #3
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Adding more memory should be a cinch, and as long as the mobo supports the new chip, I see no reason to think these upgrades would cause any trouble. I'd say just go for it; worst case is that you can just revert to the previous configuration.

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EXCELLENT - thank you

i will then be doing it this eving.

Old 07-26-2004, 01:04 PM   #5
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Yep, sounds like it will work fine, and since it's the same CPU type, you won't even have to recompile! That extra 384MB ram should speed it up really nicely - linux loves memory, so even if the CPU upgrade doesn't work, the ram will help out quite a bit!


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