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jpro68
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Optiplex 760

Hello,

I have a Dell Optiplex 760 with a E5200 CPU. Does my system board support any upgrade in CPU? I was thinking about a core2quad.

thanks

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shesagordie
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Re: Optiplex 760

jpro68

The Optiplex 760 MT was built with two different motherboards.

T674K motherboard does not support Core 2 Quad CPUs, only Core 2 Duo CPUs.
 
U562N motherboards support both Core 2 Quad and Core 2 Duo CPUs.

Which version is installed in the your Optiplex 760 MT?

If the computer was shipped with a Core 2 Duo CPU, then the motherboard is usually the T674K version.

The following CPUs are supported by the T674K version:

E7400, 2.8GHz, 3MB, WFD, R0, (With VT)
E7500, 2.93GHz, 3MB, WFD, R0, (With VT)
Wolfdale Dual Core E7600, 3.06GHz, 3MB, 65W, R0, (With VT)
Wolfdale Dual Core E8400, 3.0GHz, 6MB, 65W, E0, 1333FSB
Wolfdale Dual Core E8500, 3.16GHz, 6MB, 65W, E0, 1333FSB
Wolfdale Processor E8600, 3.33GHz

Prior to installing the processor, check that you have the latest BIOS version installed.

Bev

 


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jpro68
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Re: Optiplex 760

I cant see the number on the board anywere. This is what a system test reports

Board: Dell Inc. 0M858N A01

Serial Number: ..CN1374096G03W3.

Bus Clock: 800 megahertz

BIOS: Dell Inc. A13 08/04/2011

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jpro68
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Re: Optiplex 760

If my research is correct my board will support quad core. What quad core CPU can I use? Can I use q6600?
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shesagordie
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Re: Optiplex 760

jpro68

The following Core 2 Quad processors are supported by the Optiplex 760.

Q9550

Q9650

Q9400

Q8300

Q8200

Prior to installing the processor, check that you have the latest BIOS version installed.

Bev.

 


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sattapaal
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Re: Optiplex 760

Hi,

Just to confirm, are we saying that only one of the 2 used motherboards support our E5200 chip? and that motherboard is the one that supports Core2Quad?

I was stupid and bought a Q9400 yesterday because on the intel site it says the q43/q45 supports the core2quad and evidence on dell said similar.

I would be devastated if the chip didnt work Smiley Sad

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shesagordie
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Re: Optiplex 760

sattapaal

It is not the chipset, it is the number of voltage regulator IC's the motherboard has.  The T674K is the cheap motherboard version and has less voltage regulator IC's.

To quote my previous post:

The Optiplex 760 MT was built with two different motherboards.

T674K motherboard does not support Core 2 Quad CPUs, only Core 2 Duo CPUs.
 
U562N motherboards support both Core 2 Quad and Core 2 Duo CPUs.

Which version is installed in the your Optiplex 760 MT?

If the computer was shipped with a Core 2 Duo CPU and not the Core 2 Quad, then the motherboard is usually the T674K version.

Bev.

 


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sattapaal
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Re: Optiplex 760

Thanks for the response geordie.

See this is the confusion, using CPU-Z, as the lad above says; we have the motherboard "0M858N". I've checked the inside of the computer and there is nothing which tells you whether its any of the motherboards you mention.

Googling that number brings you a part number, with no specs and dell site too does not even register it in any search too.

Another confusion is, its the SFF that I have not the mini tower. So the incoming power is a lot less than the mini tower @235watts compared to the 305.

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sattapaal
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Re: Optiplex 760

would be interested in what you've done mate, sounds like youve got at SFF and trying to do the same as me. except, i need hardware virtualisation support.

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sattapaal
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Re: Optiplex 760

that was to jpro68

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