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Precision T5500 Precision Desktop Workstation Specifications

Summary: Information about the Precision T5500 workstation hardware specifications for components and expansion is located here.

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This article contains information regarding the hardware specifications for the Precision T5500 desktop workstation.


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Table of Contents:

  1. Chipset
  2. Processors
  3. Video
  4. Memory
  5. Audio
  6. Network
  7. Storage
  8. External Connectors
  9. System Board Connectors
  10. Diagnostic Indicators
  11. Expansion Bus
  12. Power
  13. Physical
  14. Environmental


Manufacturer Model
Intel Intel X5500/X5520 "Tylersburg 36D/24D" ICH10-R


Manufacturer Models
Intel Intel Xeon 5600 series processors up to six-cores, 6.4 GT/s (Intel QuickPath Interconnect), and 12 MB shared cache. Turbo Mode and Hyper-Threading technology are on select processors. All processors are 64-bit, support Intel DBS (demand-based switching) and Intel VT (Intel Virtualization Technology).


Type Models
Discrete PCIe 2.0 x 16 Up to two PCI Express x16 Gen 2 graphics cards (maximum of 150 W)
AMD FireGL V5700, 512 MB
AMD FireGL V7700, 512 MB
AMD FirePRO MV2260, 256 MB
AMD FirePro V8700, 1 GB
AMD FirePro V3750, 256 MB
AMD FirePro V4800, 512 MB
AMD FirePro V5800, 1 GB
AMD FirePro V5900, 2 GB
AMD FirePro V7800, 2 GB
AMD FirePro V7900, 2 GB
NVIDIA Quadro NVS420, 512 MB
NVIDIA Quadro 600, 1 GB
NVIDIA Quadro 2000, 1 GB
NVIDIA Quadro 4000, 2 GB
NVIDIA Quadro 5000, 2.5 GB
NVIDIA Quadro FX580, 512 MB
NVIDIA Quadro FX1800, 768 MB
NVIDIA Quadro FX3700, 512 MB
NVIDIA Quadro FX3800, 1 GB
NVIDIA Quadro FX4800, 1.5 GB
NVIDIA Quadro FX5800, 4 GB
NVIDIA Tesla C2075 computing processor, 6 GB
NVIDIA Tesla C2050 computing processor, 3 GB


Specifications Supported Configurations
Memory type DDR3 1066 MHz and 1333 MHz SDRAM ECC and Non-ECC
Memory connectors Six DIMM slots on motherboard; an additional three DIMM slots available on optional riser
Supported memory module capacities 1 GB, 2 GB, 4 GB, and 8 GB SDRAM ECC or Non-ECC
Minimum memory 1 GB
Maximum memory 48 GB on motherboard; 72 GB with optional riser


Type Model
Integrated ADI1984A integrated audio


Type Model
Integrated Broadcom 5761 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) PCI-Express


Type Specifications
Externally accessible drive bays One 3.5-inch drive bay (FlexBay)
Two 5.25-inch drive bays
Internally accessible drive bays Three 3.5-inch SATA drive bays
Available devices Up to two of the following 5.25-inch devices: SATA DVD, SATA CD-RW/DVD Combo, SATA DVD+/-RW, SATA BD Combo (Blu-Ray playback only), SATA Blu-ray R/W
One 3.5-inch USB media card reader
Internal USB floppy drive
External USB 3.5-inch drive
Up to three 3.5-inch SATA hard drives (hard drives may be placed in 5.25-inch bays with an optional adapter)

External Connectors

Type of Connector Specification
Audio 5.1 channel support
Video Video card dependent:
DVI connector
DisplayPort connector
Network Adapter One RJ45 connector
USB USB 2.0 compliant, support 2.0 A sustained charge to power external USB devices:
Front panel - Four USB 2.0 ports
Back panel - Six USB 2.0 ports
Internal - Two USB 2.0 ports
Serial One 9-pin connector (rear), 16550C compatible
PS/2 Two 6-pin mini-DIN connector

System Board Connectors

Type of Connector Specification
Serial ATA (Hard Drive) Five 7-pin connectors
Internal USB device One 10-pin connector (supports two USB ports)
Processor fan One 4-pin connector
Chassis fan Three 3-pin connector
PCI 2.3 One 124-pin connector
PCI Express x8 Two 36-pin connector
PCI Express x16 Two 164-pin connectors
Front panel control One 10-pin connector
Front panel audio HDA header One 10-pin connector
Processor One connector; Second connector on optional riser
Memory Six 240-pin connectors
Power 12 V One 4-pin connector
Power One 24-pin connector

Diagnostic Indicators

Indicator Example Description
Power Button LED Power LED off Off - computer is off or unplugged.
Power LED blinking amber Blinking amber light - initial state of LED at power-up; indicates that the computer has power, but the POWER_GOOD signal is not yet active.
If the Hard Drive LED is off, it is probable that the power supply must be replaced. If the Hard Drive LED is on, it is probable that an onboard regulator or VRM has failed. Look at the diagnostic LEDs for more information.
Power LED solid amber Solid amber light - this is the second state of the LED at power-up. Indicates the POWER_GOOD signal is active. It is probable that the power supply is fine. Look at the diagnostic LEDs for more information.
Power LED blinking green Blinking green light - computer is in a low-power state, either S1 or S3. Look at the diagnostic LEDs to determine which state the computer is in.
Power LED solid green Solid green light - this is the normal power state of a functioning machine. The BIOS turns the LED to this state to indicate it has started fetching opcodes.
Diagnostic lights Diagnostic LEDs off Off - computer is off or has completed POST.
Diagnostic LEDs 1 and 3 blinking Blinking green lights - see the service manual for specific diagnostic codes.

Expansion Bus

Type Speed
PCI Express 1.1 One x4 slot; two x8 slots
PCI Express 2.0 2.0 x16 slot
PCI 2.3 PCI 2.3 (32-bit, 33 MHz): 133 MB/s
SATA 1.0 and 2.0 1.5 Gbps and 3.0 Gbps
USB 2.0 1.2 Mbps Low Speed, 12 Mbps Full Speed, 480 Mbps High Speed


Variable Specification
Coin-cell battery 3 V CR2032 lithium coin cell
Voltage 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 5.0 A
Wattage 875 W


Dimension Specification
Height 44.8 cm (17.6 inches)
Width 17.25 cm (6.8 inches)
Depth 46.8 cm (18.4 inches)
Weight 17.2 kg (38.0 lb)


Variable Specification
Temperature Operating: 10°C to 35°C (50°F to 95°F)
Storage: -40°C to 65°C (-40°F to 149°F)
Relative humidity (maximum) 20% to 80% (noncondensing)
Maximum vibration Operating: 5 Hz to 350 Hz at 0.0002 G²/Hz
Storage: 5 Hz to 500 Hz at 0.001 to 0.01 G²/Hz
Maximum shock Operating: 40 G +/- 5% with pulse duration of 2 msec +/- 10% (equivalent to 51 cm/sec [20 in/sec])
Storage: 105 G +/- 5% with pulse duration of 2 msec +/- 10% (equivalent to 127 cm/sec [50 in/sec])
Altitude (Maximum) Operating: -15.2 m to 3048 m (-50 ft to 10,000 ft)
Storage: -15.2 m to 10,668 m (-50 ft to 35,000 ft)
Airborne contaminant level G2 or lower as defined by ISA-S71.04-1985

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Precision T5500

Last Published Date

17 Jan 2024



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