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Upgrading my DELL XS 9100 CPU to Dual or Quad core

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Is this upgrade from

 i7-920 8mb L2 Cache, 2.66GHz

 to a

Dual or Quad core possible? If so how would I know which processor to buy?

 

thanks so much!

 

-G

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Re: Upgrading my DELL XS 9100 CPU to Dual or Quad core

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Hi Gallystops,

Please find the list of processors compatible with Studio XPS 9100.

Intel® Core i7 920 (Bloomfield)Intel® Core i7 930 (Bloomfield)Intel® Core i7 960 (Bloomfield)Intel® Core i7 980X (Gulftown)
Process 45 nm 45 nm 45 nm 32 nm
No. of cores 4 (8 SMT) 4 (8 SMT) 4 (8 SMT) 6 (12 SMT)
transistors 731 Million 731 Million 731 Million 1.17 Billion
Socket LGA1366 LGA1366 LGA1366 LGA1366
L1 Cache size 32KB 32KB 32KB 32KB
L2 Cache size 4 X 256KB 4 X 256KB 4 X 256KB 6 X 256KB
L3 Cache size 8MB Shared 8MB Shared 8MB Shared 12MB Shared
Clock speed 2.66GHz 2.8GHz 3.2GHz 3.33GHz
Reference Clock 133MHz 133MHz 133MHz 133MHz
Default Core Clock Multi 20 20 24 25
QPI Link Bandwidth (FSB replacement) 4.8GT/s 4.8GT/s 4.8GT/s 6.4GT/s
QPI Link Clock 2.4GHz 2.4GHz 2.4GHz 2.4GHz
QPI Link Multi x18 x18 x18 x18
Memory Controller DDR3 800/1066 Triple Channel DDR3 800/1066 Triple Channel DDR3 800/1066 Triple Channel DDR3 1066 Triple Channel
TDP 130 130 130 130
EM64T support Yes Yes Yes Yes
SMT Yes Yes Yes Yes
Execute Disable Bit Yes Yes Yes Yes
Enhanced SpeedStep® Technology Yes Yes Yes Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology Yes Yes Yes Yes

 

Thanks & Regards
Manshu S
#iworkfordell

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Re: Upgrading my DELL XS 9100 CPU to Dual or Quad core

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Hi Gallystops,

Please find the list of processors compatible with Studio XPS 9100.

Intel® Core i7 920 (Bloomfield)Intel® Core i7 930 (Bloomfield)Intel® Core i7 960 (Bloomfield)Intel® Core i7 980X (Gulftown)
Process 45 nm 45 nm 45 nm 32 nm
No. of cores 4 (8 SMT) 4 (8 SMT) 4 (8 SMT) 6 (12 SMT)
transistors 731 Million 731 Million 731 Million 1.17 Billion
Socket LGA1366 LGA1366 LGA1366 LGA1366
L1 Cache size 32KB 32KB 32KB 32KB
L2 Cache size 4 X 256KB 4 X 256KB 4 X 256KB 6 X 256KB
L3 Cache size 8MB Shared 8MB Shared 8MB Shared 12MB Shared
Clock speed 2.66GHz 2.8GHz 3.2GHz 3.33GHz
Reference Clock 133MHz 133MHz 133MHz 133MHz
Default Core Clock Multi 20 20 24 25
QPI Link Bandwidth (FSB replacement) 4.8GT/s 4.8GT/s 4.8GT/s 6.4GT/s
QPI Link Clock 2.4GHz 2.4GHz 2.4GHz 2.4GHz
QPI Link Multi x18 x18 x18 x18
Memory Controller DDR3 800/1066 Triple Channel DDR3 800/1066 Triple Channel DDR3 800/1066 Triple Channel DDR3 1066 Triple Channel
TDP 130 130 130 130
EM64T support Yes Yes Yes Yes
SMT Yes Yes Yes Yes
Execute Disable Bit Yes Yes Yes Yes
Enhanced SpeedStep® Technology Yes Yes Yes Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology Yes Yes Yes Yes

 

Thanks & Regards
Manshu S
#iworkfordell

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Re: Upgrading my DELL XS 9100 CPU to Dual or Quad core

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Thanks man!

I would like to purchase it through Dell.com but cannot find it? Woud you be able to provide a link?

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Dell does not normally sell cpus.  They also do not sell upgrade cpus.  Warranty and support are only for the original cpu.


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Re: Upgrading my DELL XS 9100 CPU to Dual or Quad core

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OK. Thanks for the information! Really appreciate it.

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I know this is an old old thread now, but I'm looking to upgrade my cpu (i7-930) to a i7-970 or 980 or 975x.   Do you know if this table was for the original BIOS A00?  The most current one is A04 and all it says in the release notes is "support for new intel cpus".  Doesn't have a list like this.  Can anyone help me out ? Anyone at Dell? Is anyone running these CPUS I listed on motherboard 05dn3x with Rev A04?  It would really be helpful to know!  Thanks!

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RE: Upgrading my DELL XS 9100 CPU to Dual or Quad core

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I know this is an old old thread now, but I'm looking to upgrade my cpu (i7-930) to a i7-970 or 980 or 975x.   Do you know if this table was for the original BIOS A00?  The most current one is A04 and all it says in the release notes is "support for new intel cpus".  Doesn't have a list like this.  Can anyone help me out ? Anyone at Dell? Is anyone running these CPUS I listed on motherboard 05dn3x with Rev A04?  It would really be helpful to know!  Thanks!

psychedlicSights

Prior to installing the new processor, you need to update the BIOS to the latest version.

Bev.

 


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Yes I know, that's what I did already (updated to A04).  The question is which CPUS were in this "updated" list.  Chris from Dell answered in another thread that these cpus are supported:

Validated CPU with Dell 5 digit part number =

HXGV2 Gulftown i7-990X, 3.46GHz, B1

F3VGJ GulfTown i7-980X, 3.33GHz, 12MB, B1

152W9 GulfTown i7-970, 3.20GHz, 12MB, B1

MNWGW Bloomfield i7-960, 3.20GHz, 8MB, D0

VRDMW Bloomfield i7-930, 2.80GHz, 8MB, D0

G442M Bloomfield i7-920, 2.66GHz, 8MB, C0

1GKT0 Bloomfield i7-920, 2.66GHz, 8MB, D0

But I still don't see the i7-975 or i7-980, which are the two that I am most interested in.   Though I'm thinking they probably will work since the release date on the BIOS is 10/31/2011 and the latest CPU, the i7-980, was released in Q2, 2011.   Does anyone have these on their XPS with BIOS revision A04?  I found another thread where someone installed a Xeon as well.  Just wish Dell would have listed what the udpates actually were in the BIOS update notes.

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