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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 10:18 pm    Post subject: Guessing processor specs Reply with quote

Hi to all

I've come across a situation at my new job. I was given the task of setting a couple of boxes (dell servers) with Linux. One is a Dell PowerEdge 2800 Server, the other one is a PowerEdge 1500SC server. Most of the documentation and import papers that came with those computers are gone, or missing, and I don't know what kind of processors are running in those. Dell website hasn't been really helpful either. I booted a live CD on both of the servers, and I got information about stepping, model name and CPU family. Is it possible to get more detailed information about those processors with that info? For example, should I be able to know if the processors running on the 2800 server are dual core or hyper-threading, or if they support EMT64 or not? Any help will be really helpful.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As they are Dell machines they will have a Dell service tag ID. Entering this ID into this Dell support page will give you the original system information.

Alternatively, a Linux installation / live cd will give you cpu specs if you type the following command at a console:

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cat /proc/cpuinfo


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