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Core 2 Duo to Xeon Upgrade

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August 23, 2013 3:23:31 PM

Can I upgrade my system with an Intel Xeon E5240?

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August 23, 2013 3:25:05 PM

Specs please, board make/model at the very least.
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August 23, 2013 3:26:13 PM

Jaxem said:
Specs please, board make/model at the very least.

Dell Optiplex 755 DT Form Factor LGA 775 Socket
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August 23, 2013 3:27:01 PM

Nope. LGA771 socket isn't compatible with LGA775, which is what you have.
EDIT: If this helped, please pick my answer as the solution.
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August 23, 2013 3:41:29 PM

The specific Xeon you have listed won't but there's a decent chance something like a Xeon 3085 might, the same family of core 2's are compatible with the board, so if any xeon, that should work (or any Conroe Xeon).
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August 23, 2013 3:48:32 PM

Jaxem said:
The specific Xeon you have listed won't but there's a decent chance something like a Xeon 3085 might, the same family of core 2's are compatible with the board, so if any xeon, that should work (or any Conroe Xeon).

Are there any quad core Xeons for this socket?

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August 23, 2013 4:00:42 PM

There are, the Kentsfield and Yorkfield families have quad core variants (like the X3230 or X3380), but they may not work with your motherboard just because of bios/chipset support, the one i noted before is the same architecture as the best listed compatible processors on Dell's site. So that's most likely to work, though you're always welcome to give a later 775 CPU a try (just not likely to work).
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August 23, 2013 6:40:39 PM

Jaxem said:
There are, the Kentsfield and Yorkfield families have quad core variants (like the X3230 or X3380), but they may not work with your motherboard just because of bios/chipset support, the one i noted before is the same architecture as the best listed compatible processors on Dell's site. So that's most likely to work, though you're always welcome to give a later 775 CPU a try (just not likely to work).


Do you think I could pull of a Core 2 Extreme Quad Core QX6800??
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August 23, 2013 11:54:52 PM

andrewj1999 said:
Jaxem said:
There are, the Kentsfield and Yorkfield families have quad core variants (like the X3230 or X3380), but they may not work with your motherboard just because of bios/chipset support, the one i noted before is the same architecture as the best listed compatible processors on Dell's site. So that's most likely to work, though you're always welcome to give a later 775 CPU a try (just not likely to work).


Do you think I could pull of a Core 2 Extreme Quad Core QX6800??


Not likely, if you've currently got a duo, your motherboard probably won't support a CPU with a 130w TDP
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February 19, 2014 12:04:25 PM

i know this is an out post... but to help those who may see this...... you can use a 771 cpu in a 775 mobo just have to make a few mods!!!! google it there are a ton of tutorials online on how to do this
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February 19, 2014 12:05:36 PM

i know this is an old post... but to help those who may see this...... you can use a 771 cpu in a 775 mobo just have to make a few mods!!!! google it there are a ton of tutorials online on how to do this
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February 19, 2014 12:28:22 PM

Update: I ended up getting a Core 2 Quad Q9650 @3.0ghz. It flies!
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