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Dell Precision M6300 - CPU Upgrade to Intel X9100

Has anyone successfully upgrade their Dell Precision M6300 - CPU to 

Intel® Core™2 Extreme Processor X9100 (6M Cache, 3.06 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)

I know that you can upgrade to 

Intel® Core™2 Extreme Processor X9000 (6M Cache, 2.80 GHz, 800 MHz FSB)

I am concerned that because of the 1066MHZ FSB on the x9100 the CPU will not work.

However I  would love to hear from anyone that has tired with success or tried and it did not work

running BIOS A14

Thanks in advance

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Re: Dell Precision M6300 - CPU Upgrade to Intel X9100

The 965PM chipset on the M6300 will not support a 1066 MHz bus CPU.  800 MHz is the max.

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Re: Dell Precision M6300 - CPU Upgrade to Intel X9100

It does not work, the m6300 is 800

FSB and no more

RE: Dell Precision M6300 - CPU Upgrade to Intel X9100

The Lenovo T61 hacking community have those processors working with the 965PM and 965GL chipset.

forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php


Hardware and BIOS mods are required. Also for hear reasons undervolting is helpful.


The M6300 could handle heat better than a T61. Something like a QX9300 with undervolt and 8GB RAM at 1033Mhz would make for a very nice system which would be good for many more years to come. Or alternatively a P9700 could run at 3Ghz, but with undervolt that would reduce the heat of the whole system to less than a basic T7200 system.

But we also need better fan control. We'd need someone with some assembly programming skills to do all this low level stuff. Its all possible, but it has not been done.


So if someone put up a D series fan site with an M6300 section then I expect it would all come together if it actually got some traffic. Are the Dell's as popular as the indistructable IBM/Lenovo's?