Thanks for the quick response and answers / suggestions. Would it be worth the price to upgrade, or should I just wait until my lack of performance justifies a new PC?
I just bought an Intel QX6850 for my Dell XPS 700 with the original motherboard can someone please help me wit this my computer won't turn on when I install the QX6850 CPU. But when I take it out and Install my old Q6700 it works fine. Please I need help ASAP. As much as I know the original XPS 700 motherboard is the Nvida 590-SLI. And thats what I see when I run CPUZ. I went to nvidia website to see if the QX6850 is supported by Nvidia nForce 590-SLI and it does, so what can be the issue I bought a used CPU. I need a quick answer please.
Your chip must have G0 stepping or it will not work. Just because you have a 590 chipset doesn't mean things will work. Dell severly limited the chipset for those boards as well as the 720.
Stick with with the Q6700
Thankyou for the reply. I called dell and the higest processor that I can go with the XPS 700 is the QX6800, they are selling that for 1550.95$ and it can be ordered only via phone not on the website. I am just going to stick with the Q6700, and build a complete system with an i7 by years end.
Dave I went back and checked something. You mentioned that my chipset must have G0 stepping. Okay now here is my question are there two typrs of Q6700 in the market I went to Intel website check this link:
I am currently running a Q6700 and on the intel website it states that Q6700 is G0 so if I am runnung this processor then why cant I run the QX6850. But I would li,ke to show you a screen shot of CPUZ of my computer which is confusing me is my processor Stepping "G0 "or "B", because if you see the red circle area in Stepping it states "B" and in revision it states G0 I am confused.....
I its not the chipset its the processor that needs the G0. lesser processors under neath the Qx6850 do not have this requirement.
The other issue is the FSB which for a QX6850 is 1333 which the 700 does not support.
Well the processor that I have QX6850 is "G0" stepping so that eliminates that but you are right about the FSB XPS 700 supports slower bus speed but as much as i know i am stupid with that stuff that the processors operate automatically at slower bus speeds since the bus is uptill 1333mhz it can operate below that as well
Hi -- does anybody recommend a good place to find a new/refurbished Q6600 CPU? And, lastly, does anyone know where I can order another hard drive enclosure (the plastic brackets on each side)? I only have 3 of the 4.