rahrahrah
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Upgrading my Dell XPS 710

Hi i purchased my XPS 710 in 2007 and im thinking of upgrading my processor from a 2.4ghz im unsure as to the model i think its also called E6600 to either of these

 

Intel

Intel Pentium Dual Core E6600 Socket 775 3.06GHz 1066FSB 2MB Cache Retail Box Processor

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/193593

or the

Intel Pentium Dual Core E6500 Socket 775 2.9GHz 1066FSB 2MB Cache Retail Box Processor

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/183979

 

i was hoping that there might be someone on here that knows this model of XPS and can advise me with what to do and whether these are compatable

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vjboxer
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Re: Upgrading my Dell XPS 710

I spoke to tech support on Sunday due to my motherboard on my XPS 710 being fried, again, (second time in 1 - 2 years) .  While on the phone, I asked about upgrading the processor as well and was told that the Intel Q9450 processor was the one to get.  (Core 2 Quad Q9450. 2.66GHz. 12M. 1333MHz)  I found it at memorydepot.com for $227. 

I hope these upgrades work out.

 

 

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rahrahrah
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Re: Upgrading my Dell XPS 710

hay thanks for the quick reply but unfortunately the motherboard has only a 1066 clock speed and i don't know if that processor would be supported

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vjboxer
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Re: Upgrading my Dell XPS 710

Oh, sorry, I forgot to mention that they are sending an upgraded board.

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rahrahrah
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Re: Upgrading my Dell XPS 710

Ok so i have found a better processor but im still unsure whether my motherboard can handle it its the E7600 or E7500

http://www.lambda-tek.com/componentshop/index.pl?origin=gbase10.3&prodID=B234046

please if anyone knows about standard 710's with 590 mobo i need help

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Dev Mgr
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Re: Upgrading my Dell XPS 710

The 710's motherboard was limited to the 1066MHz FSB, but as that used to mean that you had a 65nm processor, I suspect that the bios (or the VRM depending on how to look at it) on your 710 won't be able to adjust to the lower voltage that the E7x00 processors use (due to their 45nm die size), but maybe someone else has tried a 45nm processor (that uses a 1066MHz FSB) in the 710 and could chime in on their success (or failure).

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rahrahrah
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Re: Upgrading my Dell XPS 710

thank you for response though it was not what i was hoping for im coming around to the idea that my only upgrade option is the Q6700 (i was hoping a 3ghz or more would have been possible) any advice would be greatly appreciated oh and price is a major factor as i dont think im going to find a QX6800 for less than £200 the joys of being a student

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Davet50
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Re: Upgrading my Dell XPS 710

You can only use 65nm chips on the 710. The highest processor you can use is a Q6800.  The FSB is limited to 1066. and like mentioned there is no way to adjust voltages or anything so overclocking is virtually nonexistent.

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