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Precision 530 upgrade from Dual Xenon 1.7Ghz to the fastest possible

I want to upgrade my Precison 530 (Service Tag 6PPH70J) with the fastest dual processors that I can put in. Which one are these? Where do I get them from?
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How2do
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Re: Precision 530 upgrade from Dual Xenon 1.7Ghz to the fastest possible

You already have the fastest Foster Xeons CPUs, your motherboard can accept. To get Prestonia class CPUs (1.8 - 3.0 GHz) you need to upgrade your motherboard to 3N384:
http://forums.us.dell.com/supportforums/board/message?board.id=pw_upgrade&message.id=3959

Message Edited by How2do on 01-06-2005 11:31 AM

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srgess
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Re: Precision 530 upgrade from Dual Xenon 1.7Ghz to the fastest possible

i just buy a workstation precision 530mt and i have dual Xeon 2.0ghz (256k) some people put 2.8ghz with 512k cache (still on 400mhz bus). Ask Intel the chipset of the board its intel 860. If you know the answer plz email me, i want to know too what is the maximum i can get.
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How2do
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Re: Precision 530 upgrade from Dual Xenon 1.7Ghz to the fastest possible

Oops! I forgot that there is a 2.0GHz Foster CPU:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=51055&item=6711614464&rd=1

Look for SL5TH on eBay. This is the fastest CPU you can get for the Foster class motherboard.
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Andrs
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Re: Precision 530 upgrade from Dual Xenon 1.7Ghz to the fastest possible

I had no idea there were different motherboards for hte 530!!!

How do I find out what version I have and what speed CPUs it supports?
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Tim Ashton
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Re: Precision 530 upgrade from Dual Xenon 1.7Ghz to the fastest possible

Will these work with my 32NCC mother borad
 Intel P4 Xeon 2.0GHz CPU Socket 604 RARE
 
didn't know what the socket 604 means the spec on my 530 states socket F?
Thanks for the info
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How2do
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Re: Precision 530 upgrade from Dual Xenon 1.7Ghz to the fastest possible

Run

SiSoftware Sandra (http://www.sisoftware.net/) and select "CPU and BIOS Information"

or

CPU-Z utility (http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php)
____________________________________________________
DELL Precision 530 - "The best Precision 530 on the earth .."
2.8GHz Dual Intel® Xeon Processors with Hiperthreading
1024MB PC800 ECC RDRAM @ 2x400MHz (40 ns)
DualView 18.1" IBM T85D and 17" Dell UltraSharp 1704FPV (1280 x 1024) LCD Screens
nVIDIA GeForce4 Ti4600 128MB
Promise FastTrak S150 TX4 Controller
SATA150 4xRAID0 (74GB, 10,000RPM, 8MB cache) WD Raptor Hard Drives
Liteon LTD163 16x DVD-ROM Drive
Sony DRU-710A DVD±RW/±R/CD Double Layer Burner
PCMark2002 results:
CPU Score: 6740
Memory Score: 5492
HDD Score: 2055

Message Edited by How2do on 01-27-2005 12:31 PM

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Tim Ashton
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Re: Precision 530 upgrade from Dual Xenon 1.7Ghz to the fastest possible

What do I need to upgarde to the two 2.0ghz cpu from one 1.4 ghz cpu.

Do I have to reinstall the os as well?

When looking in the box I notice a slot next to the cpu what is that for?

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Tim Ashton
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Re: Precision 530 upgrade from Dual Xenon 1.7Ghz to the fastest possible

Found out what the slot is for

where do i get a VRM ?

Or should i just buy a used 530 and forget upgrading this one?

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Andrs
Copper

Re: Precision 530 upgrade from Dual Xenon 1.7Ghz to the fastest possible

How do I find out what revision motherboard I have?
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