Chris_Mixon
2 Iron

Re: XPS 730x General Hardware Discussion thread

fsimard,

The XPS 730X motherboard has three memory slots. Where did I say it had six?

fsimard
1 Nickel

Re: XPS 730x General Hardware Discussion thread

You never suggest it. I was looking for this answer.

I find the spec of the motherboard on a FAQ you create on the xps 730x

 

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/xps730x/en/SM/technica.htm#wp1180401

 

tks for the help

Chris_Mixon
2 Iron

Re: XPS 730x General Hardware Discussion thread

The XPS 730-H2C with the i7-965 Extreme processor will be factory overclocked to 3.73GHz.
The XPS 730x air-cooled with the i7-965 Extreme processor will be factory overclocked to 3.46GHz.

As long as you are in these settings, your system is operating at 3.46GHz or 3.73GHz speed, respectively. NOTE - Even after using these settings, the System Bios and Windows System properties will only show the processor as 3.20GHz. This is normal. If you want to verify that the overclock settings are in place, download and install CPU-Z. Once running, under the CPU tab, my XPS 730x air-cooled with the i7-965 Extreme processor Core Speed shows as 34xx.xMHz.

XPS 730x H2C Cooled Intel Core I7 Extreme 965 3.20GHz overclocked to 3.72GHz

CPU Configuration Screen
XD Bit Capability = Enabled
SpeedStep = Enabled
C-STATE Tech = Enabled
C State package Limit = C6

Frequency/Voltage Control Screen
QPI Frequency = Auto
Memory Ratio = Auto
XMP Support = Disabled
CPU Core (Non-turbo) Ratio = 28

Overclock Configuration Screen
Adjust CPUBC1k (Mhz) = 133
Spread Spectrum = Enabled
Adjust PCI Frequency (Mhz) = Auto
Adjust PCI-E Frequency (Mhz) = 100
Intel TurboMode Tech = Enabled
1 core turbo speed limit = 28 (28x133 = 3.72Ghz)
2 core turbo speed limit = 28
3 core turbo speed limit = 28
4 core turbo speed limit = 28
Tdc = 180
Tdp = 200

Overvoltage Configuration Sceen
Dynamic CPU Vcore Offset = +120mv
DDR3 Memory Voltage = Auto
I0H Voltage = 1.10V
QPI and Uncore Voltage = Default

XPS 730x Air Cooled Intel Core I7 Extreme 965 3.20GHz overclocked to 3.45GHz

CPU Configuration Screen
XD Bit Capability = Enabled
SpeedStep = Enabled
C-STATE Tech = Enabled
C State package Limit = C6

Frequency/Voltage Control Screen
QPI Frequency = Auto
Memory Ratio = Auto
XMP Support = Disabled
CPU Core (Non-turbo) Ratio = 24

Overclock Configuration Screen
Adjust CPUBC1k (Mhz) = 133
Spread Spectrum = Enabled
Adjust PCI Frequency (Mhz) = Auto
Adjust PCI-E Frequency (Mhz) = 100
Intel TurboMode Tech = Enabled<br>
1 core turbo speed limit = 26 (26x133=3.45GHz)
2 core turbo speed limit = 26
3 core turbo speed limit = 26
4 core turbo speed limit = 26
Tdc = 160
Tdp = 180

Overvoltage Configuration Screen
Dynamic CPU Vcore Offset = +80mv
DDR3 Memory Voltage = Auto
I0H Voltage = 1.10V
QPI and Uncore Voltage = Default

Joshuasjeep
2 Bronze

Re: XPS 730x General Hardware Discussion thread

Well - I spoke to a customer care agent (I will leave out the agents name as I know its prohibited) and this was the discussion (he was polite and helpful btw):

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AGENT:   Welcome to Dell's Sales Chat! My name is xxxxxxxx. Just in case we get disconnected, my e-mail address is xxxxxxxx. How may I assist you with your purchase today?

 

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ME:   can you assist with that?

AGENT:   Possibly.

ME:  my question is in regards to the est. ship date. I know its a worst case, but the est. ship is 1/12/2009 which seems a bit long

 

AGENT:  The 730x is a brand new system. We're doing some extra testing before we send out the first models.

 

ME:   testing? is there a potential issue(s)?

 

AGENT:  if we shipped them out in December, yes. But since we do the extra testing, no.

AGENT:  That's what the testing is for. We do it with any new product.

AGENT: :-)

 

ME:  I see. Well I appreciate the info, however it might be a good idea to indicate on the website that there may be delays due to further testing that is required.

ME:  As long as the delays are not due to backordered parts

 

AGENT:   We just want to be sure that when you get it, you won't have problems.

AGENT:   :-)

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AGENT:   If you think of anything else—questions or concerns—feel free to e-mail me at xxxxxxxxxx.

 

ME:   i will. thank you

 

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So I guess the delay is for further testing. I'm OK with that, though I would have liked there to have been a message of some sort indicating that the systems are going through additional "testing" that would delay the order. When I ordered my 710 system 1-1/2 years back it shipped 2 days after I ordered it - I guess I got spoiled! Smiley Happy.

Joshuasjeep
2 Bronze

Re: XPS 730x General Hardware Discussion thread

Sorry about the formatting code in my last reply! Not sure what happened there - must have grabbed some when I copy/pasted.

Joshuasjeep
2 Bronze

Re: XPS 730x General Hardware Discussion thread

Well now I'm not sure what to think. My above reply was an online chat I had. I actually phoned them today to chat "in-person" and they told me something completely different. According to them, my system is in the build stage and should ship "very soon". They did not mention anything about testing required.

 

XPS730X
2 Iron

Re: XPS 730x General Hardware Discussion thread

My XPS 730X has shipped today for arrival on December 2nd.

 

XPS 730X, Intel Core3 I7-940

6GB Multi-Channel DDR3 at 1066MHZ

ATI Radeon HD4870X2 1024MB

300GB Western Digital Velociraptor - SATA-II, 3GB/S 10000RPM

Joshuasjeep
2 Bronze

Re: XPS 730x General Hardware Discussion thread

OMG. What date did you order????

dphfhvn
1 Copper

Re: XPS 730x General Hardware Discussion thread

I got the same (over a month ship date) on a souped up 730x also. I didn't call, although I thought that was a bit long. Must be the new processor. Thanks for the info...

Joshuasjeep
2 Bronze

Re: XPS 730x General Hardware Discussion thread

XPS730X can you tell me what date you placed your order? Thanks!