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May 8th, 2024 22:21

intel xeon gold 6268cl for dell precision 7920 tower?

Just looking to upgrade from 6130.

Any assistance will be appreciated. 

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May 9th, 2024 00:40

Unfortunately no.  The Precision 7920 Tech Guide has a list of compatible CPU's.  There's 2 big lists, SP and scroll down for SP Refresh.

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May 9th, 2024 04:37

In addition:  Scroll down even further and there's a 3rd list.

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May 9th, 2024 18:00

So I found a deal on a Platinum 8260! Going for it... what's the most I should pay for it btw? 

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May 9th, 2024 23:44

You'll have to do your own shopping around on that one.  You didn't say if you were buying new/refurb/used.  Ebay is a great place to find good deals and see what the price range is on many products whether you're buying new/refurb/used.  If buying new, compare prices on Amazon with those on eBay.

Depending on what country you're in, you might have your own versions of those websites or other sites you can check out.  Newegg is another one.

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May 11th, 2024 00:06

@bradthetechnut​ it was an open box cpu but missed the sale. 
what if I buy the ES version of the 8260/8280? 

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May 11th, 2024 04:35

I found nothing to support that the ES versions of Xeon CPU's work in a 7920.  While the socket type is the same, supported CPU's are limited by chipset.  I can see why you want to save money though.  8280 & 8260 CPU's ain't cheap.

I also checked out Precision 7920 Userbenchmark.  I didn't find any users using ES CPU's in the 7920.

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May 11th, 2024 23:06

@bradthetechnut​ thank you very much for your assistance.

how about the 6262? I saw that it was discontinued, but it's going for $200 on eBay. the V version of the same cpu is about $500

and the 6252 $464

my last resort would be the 6238 $360

any recommendations ? I also plan to upgrade the ram from the 2133 to the faster the cpu can support. 

btw, I am in california 

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May 13th, 2024 00:16

Use the Userbenchmark link gave to see if any the those CPU's you listed are used in the 7920.

If you don't know already, use the owner's manual to link CPU with RAM speed.

From the Precision 7920 Spec Sheet

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May 13th, 2024 23:15

@bradthetechnut​ I found a few builds with the 6252 so it's settled: Xeon Gold 6252.

thank you very much for your assistance :)

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May 14th, 2024 00:04

You're welcome.  :)  The Gold 6252 is also listed in the Tech Guide, so it should work.  Good luck with it!!  :)

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May 19th, 2024 06:26

Any 1st or 2nd generation scalable processors will work with the T7920, update to current BIOS 2.39.0
Having said that I would steer clear of any processor with letters at the end.

Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors

2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors

I would recommend the Generation 2, 6230 Gold

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May 21st, 2024 23:33

According to extensive knowledge Chino de Oro:  "That is not an accurate statement. Earlier motherboards from 5820, 7820, and 7920 can not be upgraded to newer generation processors. Dell has released these workstation models spanning from 2017. Only newer release boards can support 2nd gen CPU."

And it goes along with what I mentioned before, CPU's are limited by chipset.  You won't see 2nd gen CPU's being used in the 7920 in Userbenchmark (linked already).

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June 22nd, 2024 19:24

I will actually upgrade to Platinum 8268, just waiting for confirmation of memory setup in another topic.

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