Just a quick question. I have a box running Suse 11 on a E2180 and I was wanting to upgrade it to a X3220 which is quad Xeon. Can I just swap out the CPU like I would for another C2D or would I need to do something else like recompile the kernel because it is a Xeon. I am going to experiment with Xen and wanted to upgrade to the Xeon for the virtualization support (+ the extra cores)
if your board can handle the CPU and if you don’t have a fancy self-compiled kernel, it should just work.