240w TDP Xeon Gen 1/2 Scalable Compatibility? 8175M / 8272CL? Dell R740?

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IonutZ

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I'm getting a couple of Dell R740s and found some 240w TDP Xeon CPUs... just curious if there's any way to make them work in an R740.

Also considering buying a couple of 8272CL CPUs rated at 195w but they're not on the compatibility list... any reason why they would/would not work?
 

RolloZ170

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Also considering buying a couple of 8272CL CPUs rated at 195w but they're not on the compatibility list... any reason why they would/would not work?
TDC of 8272CL (and most OEM) is 255Amps.
Dell R740 supports TDC up to 228A at stock VRM programming.

i made a VRM reprogramming Guide here
maybe you can help add the R740 on the List. you need to investigate a 3pin Header to access the VRM controller, should be Primarion PXE1610C