Published in Processors
Barcelona installation video on YouTube
by Fudzilla staff on22 August 2007
AMD telling it's partners how to upgrade
A technical sales training video of how to upgrade from a dual core AMD socket-F system to a quad core Barcelona. Oddly enough the engineer on the video swaps out the BIOS chip rather than flashing the server, but a BIOS flash will do the job.
The great news here is that you can keep the same hardware platform and cooling, which should save a lot of money for those that are just looking at getting more raw CPU power.
It's a shame you can't see the CineBench scores in the video, but the quality just isn't good enough, but it looks cool as it CineBench runs eight renders at one time.
You can check out the video