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OptiPlex 760 SFF supports Intel Core2 Quad Q9550, Q9650, Q9400, Q8300, Q8200, Intel Core2 Duo E8600, E8500, E8400, E8300, E7300 E7200 and E6550 processors.
Please let me know if you need further assistance.
Will I need to replace the system board iif I use an e8600 processor?
Most likely no, I am highly suspicious that 760 sff and 760 MT have the same motherboard and if so here information for Core 2 Duo CPUs.
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.
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Thank you for your reply. You do not have to replace the motherboard. Please make sure that you have the updated BIOS as informed by kisianik.
so all you need to do is replace the CPU and everything will work? the PSU in the SFF is just a 235w one. I will report back here to confirm whether a Q9400 has worked on the SFF.
Hi, Yes please; I need further assistance!
I am getting a Q9650.
I have the SFF Optiplex 760 and would like to have confirmed that the 235W PSU as supplied therein is designed to take this quad core processor ?
Will it also be able to take update Graphics engine after?
The discussions here should help:
Regards to "Will it also be able to take update Graphics engine after?". > I doubt it.
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The Dell Optiplex 760 generic service manual clearly states the SFF Optiplex 760 does support Core 2 Quad up to 3GHz.
The USFF does apparently not. Fair enough.
Now I was suspicious with the 235W PSU even being able to handle it knowing full well in most custom build desktops you'd err toward a 400W or thereabouts.
Can anyone please clarify why it is stated the SFF can support core 2 Quad with this power supply?
- Has anyone successfully run a Core 2 Quad QX9650 in a SFF case?
Very best regards,