bertiebaggio
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0GC375 Motherboard - Latest supported CPU? (XPS 600)

Hi all, I have a rather-aged-but-still-very-functional XPS 600 with a 0GC375 motherboard.

I was intending to upgrade the installed CPU, an Intel Pentium 4 640 (Prescott) with a later replacement. The socket is LGA 775, which seems to have been used as late as 2008 (Yorkfield). This could be a Core2Quad; not quite an i7 but a decent upgrade.

My question is, given CPU support is also dependent on the motherboard, what is the latest/greatest CPU I could install in this workhorse of a machine? Incidentally, I also intend to expand the installed memory to 8GB, which from searching around *seems* to be the motherboard limit; though if anyone can attest otherwise I'm all ears.

Thanks in advance!

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RE: 0GC375 Motherboard - Latest supported CPU? (XPS 600)

Intel®  Pentium®  Extreme Edition Dual-Core with HT Technology - (3.20GHz,800MHz FSB,2MB Cache)
Intel®  Pentium®  D with Dual-Core Technology - Up to 840 (3.00GHz,800MHzFSB,2MBCache)
Intel®  Pentium®  4 with HT Technology - Up to 670 (3.80GHz,800MHzFSB,2MBCache)
 

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bertiebaggio
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RE: 0GC375 Motherboard - Latest supported CPU? (XPS 600)

Thank you for the quick reply SpeedStep! I was just wondering where you got the information for this? I had a look at the user manual / service booklet but they made no mention of it.

Slightly disappointing if these three are indeed the best of the bunch, I can't find them on benchmark charts but they seem to be ca 2005 also!


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shesagordie
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RE: 0GC375 Motherboard - Latest supported CPU? (XPS 600)

Hi all, I have a rather-aged-but-still-very-functional XPS 600 with a 0GC375 motherboard.

I was intending to upgrade the installed CPU, an Intel Pentium 4 640 (Prescott) with a later replacement. The socket is LGA 775, which seems to have been used as late as 2008 (Yorkfield). This could be a Core2Quad; not quite an i7 but a decent upgrade.

My question is, given CPU support is also dependent on the motherboard, what is the latest/greatest CPU I could install in this workhorse of a machine? Incidentally, I also intend to expand the installed memory to 8GB, which from searching around *seems* to be the motherboard limit; though if anyone can attest otherwise I'm all ears.

Thanks in advance!

 
bertiebaggio
 
The XPS 600 does not support any Core 2 Duo, or Core 2 Quad processors, only P4 and Pentium D processors.
 
The motherboard having a socket LGA 775 does not mean it will support any core 2 Duo, or Core 2 Quad processors, plus the XPS 600 is probably not worth the effort/cost of upgrading as the motherboard will not work above it's 800 FSB speed limit.
   
Bev.
 

 


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bertiebaggio
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RE: 0GC375 Motherboard - Latest supported CPU? (XPS 600)

bertiebaggio
 
The XPS 600 does not support any Core 2 Duo, or Core 2 Quad processors, only P4 and Pentium D processors.
 
The motherboard having a socket LGA 775 does not mean it will support any core 2 Duo, or Core 2 Quad processors, plus the XPS 600 is probably not worth the effort/cost of upgrading as the motherboard will not work above it's 800 FSB speed limit.
   
Bev.
 

Hey Bev, thanks for the reply- I figured this might be the case but thought it worth asking as some of the older Core* CPUs can be bought for less than a price of a couple of cinema tickets these days! At that price it would be silly not to upgrade had the option existed.

I didn't intend to cast doubt on SpeedStep's response, just wondered where they (and you) got the info from- it's always useful to know where folk get their answers! 🙂 In fact when searching for the motherboards memory limit some of the posts out there claim 8GB as I mentioned, and some claim it is capable of 8 but limited to 2GB, for example. It's very easy for anyone to claim anything!


Unfortunately due to circumstance I'm stuck with what I have and as such a new motherboard/case/etc isn't possible right now; but the XPS 600 has done sterling work and doesn't owe me anything! 😄

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shesagordie
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RE: 0GC375 Motherboard - Latest supported CPU? (XPS 600)

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The XPS 600 can support 8gb [4 x 2gb DDR2 modules] of memory.

http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/compatible-memory-for/Dell/xps-600

Note: Maximum memory depends on the installed operating system. 8GB maximum for Windows 64bit based systems and 2GB for Windows 32bit based systems.

Bev.

 


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RE: 0GC375 Motherboard - Latest supported CPU? (XPS 600)

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The XPS 600 can support 8gb [4 x 2gb DDR2 modules] of memory.

*snip*

Bev.

That was the conclusion I came to! Hopefully even 32bit Windows can address more than 2GB with PAE enabled, but we'll see.


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RE: 0GC375 Motherboard - Latest supported CPU? (XPS 600)

bertiebaggio

It can vary, usually 3±gb is all a 32-bit system can address.

Bev.

 


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RE: 0GC375 Motherboard - Latest supported CPU? (XPS 600)

http://www.dell.com/content/topics/topic.aspx/global/products/dimen/topics/en/dimen_xps600_sp_specs?...

NVIDIA® nForce4 SLITM X16 MCP chipset

Intel P4 Socket 775

http://www.nvidia.com/page/nforce4_sli.html

 

Intel Pentium D 840

3.2GHz/2M/800MHz Socket 775 Processor SL88R

 Intel® Pentium® Processor Extreme Edition 840 (2M Cache, 3.20 GHz, 800 MHz FSB) LGA775: SL8FK

I think you will find that Pentium D 840's are VERY cheap on ebay.

Worth the $10 if you dont have dual core already.

The extreme Edition has Hyperthreading so it looks like Quad Core.

Due to the proprietary power supply for the XPS 600 a Dell Precision WorkStation T3400, 380  is recommended as a Migration Upgrade path (You can use most of the parts from the XPS600 in the 380)


 


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RE: 0GC375 Motherboard - Latest supported CPU? (XPS 600)

"Note: Maximum memory depends on the installed operating system. 8GB maximum for Windows 64bit based systems and 2GB for Windows 32bit based systems."

Well my Dell XPS 600 with this Motherboard has 2x2gb DDR2 PC2-6400 and 2x512mb DDR2 PC2-4300 chips for 5GB total and was running Win XP 32bit OS.

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