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Changing CPU in T3600 from E5-1650 to E5-2680

Is it possible to switch out an e5-1650 to an e5-2680 CPU in a T3600?

If so, where would I find instructions for the swap and any required setup?

Thank you

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RE: Changing CPU in T3600 from E5-1650 to E5-2680

Yes, the E5-2680 works in that model (as long as it's not the V2 , V3, V4, etc. -- the newer generations).  These won't work.

Service manual:

http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/product-support/product/precision-t3600/diagnose

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RE: Changing CPU in T3600 from E5-1650 to E5-2680

Thank you for the information. Other than the physical act of replacing the CPU, I cannot find any other setup procedures, like setting jumpers, installing drivers, crossing fingers or saying any prayers or bribing any officials. Can I assume this is a true "Plug and Play" operation?

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RE: Changing CPU in T3600 from E5-1650 to E5-2680

Just clean off the old thermal interface material from the heatsink and apply a new layer to the new CPU.  The CPU speed is auto-set by the processor communicating with the mainboard.

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