Asdfguy86
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Dell Precision 690 CPU Upgrade Help

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(moved to the desktop support forum)

Hello everyone, I was wondering what would be the best option for upgrading the CPU in my Dell Precision 690. The motherboard model in mine is the 0DT029 (earliest) and I want to know what is the best (or max) CPU I can upgrade this to. I was thinking of a Xeon x5460 but I'm unsure if that will be compatible due to my motherboard model.

Specs of this 690:
Intel Xeon DP 5060 at 3.20GHz with 4MB L2 Cache

6 GB of Fully Buffered DDR2 (FB-DDR2)

EVGA GeForce 9500 GT

0DT029 Motherboard model with the 5000X Chipset

160 GB Western Digital Serial ATA Hard Drive

BIOS Version A08

Dell machines:
Dimension 2400 (2.66GHz Pentium 4, 2GB RAM, 40GB HDD)
Optiplex 755 (Core 2 Quad Q6700, 8GB RAM, Radeon 5450, 160GB HDD)
Precision 690 (Xeon 5060, 14GB RAM, EVGA 9500 GT, 160GB HDD)
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RE: Dell Precision 690 CPU Upgrade Help

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You may want to see here

en.community.dell.com/.../18700875

Also -- with this model, if you haven't checked the mainboard, be aware that it's well known for faulty capacitors -- make sure none of them are bulging or leaking before you try your CPU upgrade.  

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RE: Dell Precision 690 CPU Upgrade Help

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You may want to see here

en.community.dell.com/.../18700875

Also -- with this model, if you haven't checked the mainboard, be aware that it's well known for faulty capacitors -- make sure none of them are bulging or leaking before you try your CPU upgrade.  

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Asdfguy86
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RE: Dell Precision 690 CPU Upgrade Help

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Thank you ejn63. And I have checked my board for faulty/bad caps and everything seems to be okay (no bulging or leaking)

Dell machines:
Dimension 2400 (2.66GHz Pentium 4, 2GB RAM, 40GB HDD)
Optiplex 755 (Core 2 Quad Q6700, 8GB RAM, Radeon 5450, 160GB HDD)
Precision 690 (Xeon 5060, 14GB RAM, EVGA 9500 GT, 160GB HDD)