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Optiplex 780 processor upgrade

Hi all,

i have recently picked up an optiplex 780 SFF.

having read around I have seen that with a quick mod a quad core Xeon can fit into an LGA 775 socket.

this works out a lot cheaper than say a q9650 but still offering a lot of power.

would I be able to put a quad xeon into my optiplex 780 SFF with the socket mod?

what else would people recommend as it currently has an e5500 in it.

thanks

andy 

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Any help appreciated

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How'd you make out.  I'd just go with the maximum quad core - or a step below for economy sake.  These Optiplex's can be fairly snobby about hardware upgrades.  I did go from 8gb to 16gb and a small SSD and it made a big diff on a 3.16 duo...

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do not know if anyone is still reading these 780 posts but the q45 chipset as per intel's web site states thet it is not compatable with x series processors not the qx or xeon due to overclockability and power consumption issues. only the q series. or E, but thats not an upgrade. the best processor from my research that will work in the oc27v v board is the q9650. and the ram issues  the dell SNP531R8C/4G works great in mine. new on ebay for about 40 bucks for two 4 gig sticks. I don't see it for sale on the Dell web site. hard to find anything on the 780 that is helpful.  must be the BTX

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