Highlighted
croccodillo
1 Copper

Optiplex 760 DT CPU upgrade

Hello all, as many other here, I'm in need to upgrade the processor to my Dell Optiplex 760 DT (small desktop), but I0m unsure on what I can put in it.

The service tag is <ADMIN NOTE: Service tag removed per privacy policy>, can anybody tell me if this PC is the quad-core compatible one?

Thank you in advance.

Regards,

Giovanni

0 Kudos
6 Replies
Mary G
5 Iridium

RE: Optiplex 760 DT CPU upgrade

CPU upgrades are not worth the expense and rarely make much of a difference since you have to get a similar cpu for the motherboard. Put that money towards a new computer. The 760 dt is pretty old now and will need replacing soon. It came with vista (!) and is dual core. Be aware that the small form factor is very limited in space for upgrades.

0 Kudos
7 Plutonium

RE: Optiplex 760 DT CPU upgrade

Hello all, as many other here, I'm in need to upgrade the processor to my Dell Optiplex 760 DT (small desktop), but I0m unsure on what I can put in it.

The service tag is <ADMIN NOTE: Service tag removed per privacy policy>, can anybody tell me if this PC is the quad-core compatible one?

Thank you in advance.

Regards,

Giovanni

croccodillo

The Optiplex 760 was built with two different motherboards.

T674K motherboard does not support Core 2 Quad CPUs, only Core 2 Duo CPUs.

U562N motherboards support both Core 2 Quad and Core 2 Duo processors.

Bev.

 


If my answer was helpful, please click: Kudos
Forum Member since 2001
I am not employed by Dell

0 Kudos
croccodillo
1 Copper

RE: Optiplex 760 DT CPU upgrade

Hello Bev,

Thank you for your answer.

I already knew this, I found another thread on your forum saying the same thing; but how can I determine which motherboard is installed into my PC?

I accluded the Service Tag in the hope it could serve you to check it.

Please help me understand if I can or can't install a quad-core here.

Thank you in advance.

Regards,

Giovanni

0 Kudos
7 Plutonium

RE: Optiplex 760 DT CPU upgrade

Giovanni

You can open the case and check the motherboard, there should a label, or could be etched on the MoBo with this information, or you could download the free utility CPU-Z that gives all the motherboard info,.

http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html

Regard to the service tag, it had been deleted before I read your post, as it is a violation the Dell's TOU policy, to include it in a post, allowing it to be viewed by the public.

Bev.

 


If my answer was helpful, please click: Kudos
Forum Member since 2001
I am not employed by Dell

0 Kudos
croccodillo
1 Copper

RE: Optiplex 760 DT CPU upgrade

Hello,

CPU-ID gives me back a MoBo model 0D517D rev A00... that means nothing to me.

If of any use, chipset is Q45/Q43 rev. 03.

I'll try later to open the case, and let you know.

Ciao,

Giovanni

0 Kudos
7 Plutonium

RE: Optiplex 760 DT CPU upgrade

croccodillo

Giovanni,

Unfortunately, it seems that the 0D517D motherboard does not support any Core 2 Quad processors.

Dell 0D517D Motherboard Specifications

 

CPU

Processor Support Intel

* Core 2 Duo (Dual Core)
* Pentium D (Dual Core)
* Pentium 4 (with Hyper-Threading)
* Celeron D

Socket Type
LGA 775
Chipset
Northbridge – Intel Q43 Express
Southbridge – Intel ICH10
FSB
1333/1066/800 MHz
Integrated Graphics
Intel (GMA 4500)
Memory
4 * 240-pin DDR2 DIMM slots Supports Dual Channel DDR2 800/667 MHz non-ECC, un-buffered memory (Max 8GB)
Expansion Slots
1 * PCI Express x16
2 * PCI
Storage
2 * SATAII 3Gb/s connectors
Audio
ADI 198x – High Definition
Network Adapter
Intel WG82567LM – (Gigabit)
Rear Panel
1 x VGA Port
1 x Audio I/O
6 x USB 2.0 ports
1 x RJ45 LAN Port
1 x Serial port
1 x Parallel port
1 x eSATA
Internal
1 x 5-pin CPU Fan connector
1 x ATX 12V Power connector (4-pin)
1 x ATX Power connector (24-pin)
1 x Clear CMOS jumper
1 x Front Audio header
1 x Front Panel header
1 x Floppy header
1 x IDE header
1 x USB headers
BIOS
 
Form Factor
 

Dell Inc. 0D517D Supports: Win 7, XP/Vista

Bev.

 


If my answer was helpful, please click: Kudos
Forum Member since 2001
I am not employed by Dell

0 Kudos