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Would this Processor work with my XPS?

I have a buddy that wants to sell me a Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9770 (3.2GHz) for very cheap and I just want to make sure that this CPU will work right on my XPS 720? I have a Q6600 right now. Hes asking almost $1000 under what it goes for new so this is something I want to do if it will work right.
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Re: Would this Processor work with my XPS?

I don't think the the 9700 Intels are supported on 720'sSmiley Sad

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Veryl
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Re: Would this Processor work with my XPS?

How about a QX6850?

 

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MoneyGuyBK
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Re: Would this Processor work with my XPS?

QX6850 yes.... 9770 is not supported.

If you get a 9770 to work, let us know 😉

 

 

 

Peace

 

 

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steve_89
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Re: Would this Processor work with my XPS?

I have a feeling that it will work,BUT you wont be able to over clock in the bios like the qx6850 or extremes.I do think this could be fix with a bios update

 

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mfinnan101
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Re: Would this Processor work with my XPS?

Few enough motherboards support the 1600MHz FSB of the QX9770. Plus it's not really worth the money anyway.

 

EDIT - There was a thread where someone got the QX9650 working in the XPS 720

http://www.dellcommunity.com/supportforums/board/message?board.id=Tech_Talk_XPS&message.id=42072&que... 

Message Edited by mfinnan101 on 04-27-2008 10:52 AM

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