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ring1956
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The difference between Dell Precision T3600/5600 and 3610/5610 with Xeon v2. Why T3600 does not work with v2 Xeon.

I checked T3600 and 3610 - the only difference is BIOS firmware, even BIOS chips are the same. T3600 has Intel ME firmware 7th version - that is why Xeon v2 are not recognized by the 3600 system, they need later 8th version of ME. Upgrade of ME formware is a difficult procedure  - You need to fit the size and other attributes of old ME region. The simpliest way would be to read both BIOS chips from 3610 motherboard and clean data region in ME but I don't have any T3610 systems. Another way is to analyze BIOS file for T3610 and drag out the firmware for T3600. If anybody has T3610 - please reply

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GravityDell
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RE: The difference between Dell Precision T3600/5600 and 3610/5610 with Xeon v2. Why T3600 does not work with v2 Xeon.

Hi, I'm actually looking for the same thing - I would like to use a Xeon E5-1620 v2 CPU on my T3600, and I'm desperately trying to see if there's a solution. Have you figured anything out yet? I'd really appreciate it if you could share.

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ring1956
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RE: The difference between Dell Precision T3600/5600 and 3610/5610 with Xeon v2. Why T3600 does not work with v2 Xeon.

I tried? but it is a hard problem. Thing would be easier if I had 3610 for several days. I f I find a cheap one I'll buy

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