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bordenll
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T1600 CPU upgrade with 206 chipset

I was just given a Precision T1600. I am putting in 32GB ram, a Quadro 2000 video card, and 2x 500GB SSD drives (one for boot, one for added storage). 

Does anyone know the max CPU upgrade possible (recommended)? The unit came with the E3 1225. E3 CPUs are available up to E3 1286v3. I don't expect that that one is useable, but what is the upgrade max for this unit. 

Can't find any help on the Web...

Lawrence

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Tyrandis
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RE: T1600 CPU upgrade with 206 chipset

I don't know why you would EVER want to put in 32gb of ram in a computer and it can only support 16gb of ram at 1333 mhz the video card is good and 2 500gb SSD drivers are WAY too much money for the computer you have, think about it, your paying $1 per 1gb for SSD (around that price, depending on some companies) so in sort just get the quadro 2000 video card with 2x HHD and just use 16gb of ram i know this is still way too much ram but its better then your 32gb of ram haha

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bordenll
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RE: T1600 CPU upgrade with 206 chipset

A couple of things...

1st - there are several spec sheets for the T1600...one says 16GB max...all the others say 32GB

2nd - The SSD's were for Premium Samsungs and were less than $.50 per GB. The speed differential is worth the cost to me. 

3rd - My question was about the max known CPU for the 206 chipset in this unit.

Lawrence

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Tyrandis
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RE: T1600 CPU upgrade with 206 chipset

This list that I will give you will destroy your little dell desktop with less then the price of your Dell desktop. Total price came down to exactly $1094 and not $2185 with the 32gb of ram, new video card, 2 500gb SSD and a new CPU. Watch and learn from a guy that builds computers.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145346 x2

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813132229

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116900

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811156296

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236339

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207013

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233438

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150678

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106276

Considering that this build has a LGA 1150 with i7 CPU with ram sticks that has 8gb1600 mhz NOT 1333 mhz and a better GPU that has 3gb of VRAM with 384 bit and NOT 128 bit annihilates your Dell pc with less then the price of your computer. The reason why I did this is so you can understand why you just don't get parts that your going to spend for a computer that you over payed by twice the amount that you already have such as a LGA 1155 with a really bad video card and getting 32gb of ram is just ridiculous, the only time that you need 32gb of ram is if your hosting your own server and in this case I really don't think your not.

If i knew the price was going to be that high I would have gave this computer another 2 more video cards and crossfire all three of them. For what you payed is shocking.

Source---------> http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2402411,00.asp

P.S. since both computers are stock vs stock I never added a cpu cooler but since I didn't know about the price (I was guessing that you only payed $500 for your computer) makes my build fair.

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bordenll
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RE: T1600 CPU upgrade with 206 chipset

Wrong again...the base T1600 was free.

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Tyrandis
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RE: T1600 CPU upgrade with 206 chipset

Sorry that I lost my cool, I really don't know why I was comparing a gaming computer to a workstation, realizing that your cpu is a intel xeon and your gpu is a Quadro 2000 with the 32gb of ram must mean that you use programs like AudoCAD, Solidworks, Sketchup, Adobe CS Workstation, ect.

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RE: T1600 CPU upgrade with 206 chipset

Intel® Xeon® E3-1200 series

Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1220
(8M Cache, 3.10 GHz)     
    
Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1225
(6M Cache, 3.10 GHz)     

Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1230
(8M Cache, 3.20 GHz)
    
Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1235
(8M Cache, 3.20 GHz)
    
Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1240
(8M Cache, 3.30 GHz)
    
Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1245
(8M Cache, 3.30 GHz)
    
Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1260L
(8M Cache, 2.40 GHz)
    
Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1270
(8M Cache, 3.40 GHz)     
    
Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1275
(8M Cache, 3.40 GHz)     

Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1280
(8M Cache, 3.50 GHz)
    
Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1220L
(3M Cache, 2.20 GHz)
        
Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1290
(8M Cache, 3.60 GHz)


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bordenll
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RE: T1600 CPU upgrade with 206 chipset

Thank you for your thoughtful response. I do a lot of video rendering, gang processing of RAW digital photos, and digital sound processing and editing. All the programs I use will use EVERYTHING you can throw at them. So, when I lucked into the base unit I decided to max it out so that it will last a few years.

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bordenll
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RE: T1600 CPU upgrade with 206 chipset

Thank you this helps. I'm going for an E3-1280 for maximum cost/benefit...

Lawrence

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