KingCornWallis
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Dell Optiplex 320 with Intel Core2 Quad Q6600/Q6700

I am calling out to anyone that has attempted this upgrade. The rest of you who just run my information into stock specification and compatibility listings, stay away. Again, don't tell me it can't be done unless you've TRIED it. 

I have an Optoplex 320. It has a ATI Radeon Xpress 1100 Professional chipset, and an LGA 775 Socket. I am running the latest BIOS 1.1.12. My current CPU is an Core2 Duo E6550, and yes it's supported and fully functional. If you believe it's not, once again, leave this post.

According to Wikipedia, the Q6600 and Q6700 should now work for this particular machine. Several others users have also reported it working, but I can not get a hold of any of them and details given were unfortunately vague. Upon installing I get a solid amber light, no boot, and fans on full throttle. Swapping the CPU's out returns the machine to functionality.

The Q6600 is guaranteed to work (in general), and was tested prior according to the seller. 

And again, the system boots fine with my E6550 CPU. No motherboard problem.

Would a BIOS reset help? Or is there a newer (be it official or custom) BIOS? Or maybe, the 305W PSU (Now 11 years) has degraded to the point where it can't supply enough power to the quad core to boot?

No, I'm not interested in buying a different motherboard or machine. 

Thank you for your time.

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KingCornWallis
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RE: Dell Optiplex 320 with Intel Core2 Quad Q6600/Q6700

I see, thanks for that bit of information. I reset it by removing the CMOS battery and discharging the machine. While it did not solve the issue that's definitely good to know, thanks.

KingCornWallis
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RE: Dell Optiplex 320 with Intel Core2 Quad Q6600/Q6700

As stated in my description, the BIOS is up to date (as far as I can find). Would you recommend using a BIOS update for a different Optiplex Model? I have found I had to download drivers for a 755 to get rid of driver errors on my 320.

vikigo
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RE: Dell Optiplex 320 with Intel Core2 Quad Q6600/Q6700

Hi, I have found this PC today and I am going to try q6600 this week, but can you please check your procssor fr. with CPU-Z bcause my E6750 is runing @1.6GHz and FSB is 800MHz.

Thanks.

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RE: Dell Optiplex 320 with Intel Core2 Quad Q6600/Q6700

"According to Wikipedia, the Q6600 and Q6700 should now work for this particular machine. "


Wikipedia is not fact its guesses by users.  The 330 is not a 320. Core 2 Quads ARE NOT supported in the 320.

DELL™ OPTIPLEX™ 320
DELL OPTIPLEX 740
Processor
-Intel ® Pentium D 800MHz FSB Socket T with Dual Core technology XD, EM64T, 2x2MB L2 cache, and EIST (900 series)
-Intel ® Pentium D 800MHz FSB Socket T with Dual Core technology XD, EM64T, 2x1MB L2 cache (800series)
-Intel ® Pentium 4 800MHz FSB Socket T with HT, XD, EM64T, and 1MB L2 cache (500 series)
-Intel ® Celeron D 533MHz FSB Socket T with XD and EM64T (300 series)
Chipset ATI Radeon ® Xpress 1100 Professional (RC415/SB600)
Operating System Windows ® XP Professional; Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

 



Pentium D processors are the listed units for this Model.

Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Quad are not validated or supported.

FC760    Prescott P4 64bit, 571, 3.8G, 800FSB, 1MB, Socket-T, E0, Performance
FC759    Prescott P4 64bit, 561, 3.6G, 800FSB, 1MB, Socket-T, E0, Performance
GC495    Prescott Celeron, 346, 3.06G, 533FSB, 256K, Socket-T
GC491    Prescott Celeron, 326, 2.53G, 533FSB, 256K, Socket-T
GC493    Prescott Celeron, 336, 2.80G, 533FSB, 256K, Socket-T
FC754    Prescott P4 64bit, 521, 2.8G, 800FSB, 1MB, Socket-T, E0, Mainstream
FC757    Prescott P4 64bit, 541, 3.2G, 800FSB, 1MB, Socket-T, E0, Mainstream
FC758    Prescott P4 64bit, 551, 3.4G, 800FSB, 1MB, Socket-T, E0, Mainstream
FC756    Prescott P4 64bit, 531, 3.0G, 800FSB, 1MB, Socket-T, E0, Mainstream
FD876    Prescott Celeron Kit, 341, 2.93G, 533FSB, 256K, Socket-T
DD519    Prescott P4 64bit Kit, 541, 3.2G, 800FSB, 1MB, Socket-T, E0, Mainstream
DD517    Prescott P4 64bit Kit, 521, 2.8G, 800FSB, 1MB, Socket-T, E0, Mainstream
W9857    Prescott P4 Kit, 660, 3.6G, 800FSB, 2MB, Socket-T, Performance
JD245    Prescott P4 64bit Kit, 561, 3.6G, 800FSB, 1MB, Socket-T, E0, Performance
W9854    Prescott P4 Kit, 630, 3.0G, 800FSB, 2MB, Socket-T, Mainstream
W8403    Prescott P4, 640, 3.2G, 800FSB, 2MB, Socket-T, Mainstream
W8400    Prescott P4, 630, 3.0G, 800FSB, 2MB, Socket-T, Mainstream
W8405    Prescott P4, 660, 3.6G, 800FSB, 2MB, Socket-T, Performance
KC796    MTfield P4 Kit, 840, 3.2G, 800FSB, 2MB, Socket-T, Mainstream
KC794    MTfield P4 Kit, 820, 2.8G, 800FSB, 2MB, Socket-T, Mainstream
W9446    MTfield P4, 840, 3.2G, 800FSB, 2MB, Socket-T, Mainstream
W9445    MTfield P4, 830, 3.0G, 800FSB, 2MB, Socket-T, Mainstream
W9441    MTfield P4, 820, 2.8G, 800FSB, 2MB, Socket-T, Mainstream
KC795    MTfield P4 Kit, 830, 3.0G, 800FSB, 2MB, Socket-T, Mainstream
GD037    Prescott P4 64bit Kit, 551, 3.4G, 800FSB, 1MB, Socket-T, E0, Mainstream
FD874    Prescott Celeron Kit, 331, 2.66G, 533FSB, 256K, Socket-T
DD518    Prescott P4 64bit Kit, 531, 3.0G, 800FSB, 1MB, Socket-T, E0, Mainstream
GC494    Prescott Celeron, 341, 2.93G, 533FSB, 256K, Socket-T
FD875    Prescott Celeron Kit, 336, 2.80G, 533FSB, 256K, Socket-T
FD873    Prescott Celeron Kit, 326, 2.53G, 533FSB, 256K, Socket-T
DD520    Prescott P4 64bit Kit, 571, 3.8G, 800FSB, 1MB, Socket-T, E0, Performance
GC492    Prescott Celeron, 331, 2.66G, 533FSB, 256K, Socket-T
FD877    Prescott Celeron Kit, 346, 3.06G, 533FSB, 256K, Socket-T
W8406    Prescott P4, 670, 3.8G, 800FSB, 2MB, Socket-T, Performance
W8404    Prescott P4, 650, 3.4G, 800FSB, 2MB, Socket-T, Mainstream
W9856    Prescott P4 Kit, 650, 3.4G, 800FSB, 2MB, Socket-T, Mainstream
W9855    Prescott P4 Kit, 640, 3.2G, 800FSB, 2MB, Socket-T, Mainstream

 


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RE: Dell Optiplex 320 with Intel Core2 Quad Q6600/Q6700

The 320 has other issues.  With the latest bios it supports 3 GIGS of ram MAX.  4 Gigs Will not post.  The onboard Radeon 1100 integrated Graphics does not give back the frame buffer if you add a PCI-E card so your maximum ram is less than 3 gigs total.

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KingCornWallis
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RE: Dell Optiplex 320 with Intel Core2 Quad Q6600/Q6700

I have actually just signed up for an account and was awaiting verification. I will do so, thanks.

KingCornWallis
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RE: Dell Optiplex 320 with Intel Core2 Quad Q6600/Q6700

As stated in my question description: "My current CPU is an Core2 Duo E6550, and yes it's supported and fully functional. If you believe it's not, once again, leave this post." Core2Duo is a newer technology, and was released after the 320, hence why Dell never confirmed compatibility. And I am aware of the Graphics Card issue. I have 4GB installed, and I can see 3.5 in Windows.

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RE: Dell Optiplex 320 with Intel Core2 Quad Q6600/Q6700

As stated earlier 320 is not a 330.  Does not support 1066 or 1333mhz fsb . supports 533mhz and 800mhz fsb. PC2 8500 is not supported by the chipset.

Dell Y933C Conroe Kit, E4700, 2.6G, 2MB, 800FSB, G0

Supported Systems

Dell OptiPlex 330 Desktop DT or Mini Tower MT

Dell OptiPlex 360 Desktop DT or Mini Tower M,

Dell OptiPlex 755 Small Form Factor SFF E or Small Form Factor SF or Desktop DT or Mini Tower MT

Dell OptiPlex 760 USFF or SFF or DT or MT,

Dell Studio 540s Mini Tower,

Dell Studio 540s Slim Tower,

Dell Vostro 200 Slim Tower or Mini Tower,

Dell Vostro 410 Mini Tower

 

The 330 has intel G31  GMA 3100 chipset and Graphics not ATI 1100.


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RE: Dell Optiplex 320 with Intel Core2 Quad Q6600/Q6700

I do not believe 45nm wolfdale is EVER working in a 320.

Nor do I believe above 800mhz fsb is working properly if at all.

note: update your bios to new version

procesor

frequency 

cache

bus speed

procesor

 

 

 

 

Intel® Core™2 Quad Processor

Q9550S

2.83 GHz

12 MB

1333 MHz

Q9550

2.83 GHz

12 MB

1333 MHz

Q9505

2.83 GHz

6 MB

1333 MHz

Q9450

2.66 GHz

12 MB

1333 MHz

Q9400S

2.60 GHz

6 MB

1333 MHz

Q9300

2.50 GHz

6 MB

1333 MHz

Q8400S

2.66 GHz

4 MB

1333 MHz

Q8400

2.66 GHz

4 MB

1333 MHz

Q8300

2.50 GHz

4 MB

1333 MHz

Q8200S

2.33 GHz

4 MB

1333 MHz

Q8200

2.33 GHz

4 MB

1333 MHz

Q6700

2.66 GHz

8 MB

1066 MHz

Q6600

2.40 GHz

8 MB

1066 MHz

Intel® Core™2 Quad Desktop Processor

Q9650

3.00 GHz

12 MB

1333 MHz

Q9400

2.66 GHz

6 MB

1333 MHz

Intel® Core™2 Duo Desktop Processor

E8600

3.33 GHz

6 MB

1333 MHz

E8500

3.16 GHz

6 MB

1333 MHz

E8400

3.00 GHz

6 MB

1333 MHz

E8300

2.83 GHz

6 MB

1333 MHz

E8200

2.66 GHz

6 MB

1333 MHz

E7600

3.06 GHz

3 MB

1066 MHz

E7500

2.93 GHz

3 MB

1066 MHz

E7400

2.80 GHz

3 MB

1066 MHz

E7300

2.66 GHz

3 MB

1066 MHz

E7200

2.53 GHz

3 MB

1066 MHz

E6850

3.00 GHz

4 MB

1333 MHz

E6750

2.66 GHz

4 MB

1333 MHz

E6700

2.66 GHz

4 MB

1066 MHz

E6600

2.40 GHz

4 MB

1066 MHz

E6550

2.33 GHz

4 MB

1333 MHz

E6420

2.13 GHz

4 MB

1066 MHz

E6400

2.13 GHz

2 MB

1066 MHz

E6320

1.86 GHz

4 MB

1066 MHz

E6300

1.86 GHz

2 MB

1066 MHz

E4700

2.60 GHz

2 MB

800 MHz

E4600

2.40 GHz

2 MB

800 MHz

E4500

2.20 GHz

2 MB

800 MHz

E4400

2.00 GHz

2 MB

800 MHz

Intel® Pentium® Desktop Processor

E6800

3.33 GHz

2 MB

1066 MHz

E6700

3.20 GHz

2 MB

1066 MHz

E6600

3.06 GHz

2 MB

1066 MHz

E6500K

2.93 GHz

2 MB

1066 MHz

E6500

2.93 GHz

2 MB

1066 MHz

E6300

2.80 GHz

2 MB

1066 MHz

E5800

3.20 GHz

2 MB

800 MHz

E5700

3.00 GHz

2 MB

800 MHz

E5500

2.80 GHz

2 MB

800 MHz

E5400

2.70 GHz

2 MB

800 MHz

E5300

2.60 GHz

2 MB

800 MHz

E5200

2.50 GHz

2 MB

800 MHz

E2220

2.40 GHz

1 MB

800 MHz

E2210

2.20 GHz

1 MB

800 MHz

E2200

2.20 GHz

1 MB

800 MHz

E2180

2.00 GHz

1 MB

800 MHz

E2160

1.80 GHz

1 MB

800 MHz

E2140

1.60 GHz

1 MB

800 MHz

Intel® Celeron® Processor

440

2.00 GHz

512 KB

800 MHz

430

1.80 GHz

512 KB

800 MHz

420

1.60 GHz

512 KB

800 MHz

Intel® Celeron® Desktop Processor

E3500

2.70 GHz

1 MB

800 MHz

E3400

2.60 GHz

1 MB

800 MHz

E3300

2.50 GHz

1 MB

800 MHz

E3200

2.40 GHz

1 MB

800 MHz

E1600

2.40 GHz

512 KB

800 MHz

E1500

2.20 GHz

512 KB

800 MHz

Intel® Celeron® Dual-Core Processor

E1400

2.00 GHz

 

800 MHz

E1200

1.60 GHz

512 KB

800 MHz

 


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