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What CPU will my Dell MB 0CT017 support?

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July 28, 2009 4:26:48 PM

Hi All,


So I have a dell dimension 9200 with the MB "0CT017" and a E6600 processor and a 775 LGA socket

I was thinking about upgrading my processor to a better one, but I am not sure what it would support? My current E6600 is a Conroe, so am I limited to just this or what else can I have?

I was thinking maybe a Q6600 or Q6700 might be just the cup of tea. But would the improvement be worth it?

Any thoughts or ideas would be appreciated


Thanks


DJ
a b V Motherboard
July 28, 2009 5:58:41 PM

You can only use Core2Duo on that motherboard. Dell is a tricky company that has Intel make boards specifically to support whatever was installed in the first place. Meaning you have no headroom for upgrades.... At this point the only thing you can upgrade is the RAM, video and hard drive....

I have several Dell PC's @ work including Dimensions, XPS and some laptops...

As far as the Dimensions go, most of them are LGA 775 running Pent D's (820) and for some stupid reason I cannot run Core2Duo on these computers, thats when I stopped purchasing from DELL and started to build my own.... If you look closely at your PC you will see that DELL installs their motherboards on the opposite side of a normal built PC. All of these changes are done so the USER cannot upgrade (motherboard) and in the end you are entiltled to 2 things, either get rid off DELL all together or call them up and have them rip you off with another machine that will not be upgradable in the future... DELL = SCAM
a b V Motherboard
July 28, 2009 6:14:16 PM

Save your money, when you decide to upgrade to a new pc, use parts from your Dell ex: hard drive, PSU, etc... hopefully this way you will endup with a machine that CAN be upgraded in the future and you wont have to deal with this kind of issue..
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November 12, 2009 10:12:15 AM

Not to contradict what OvrClkr is telling you because I too am a Dell owner and was very disapointed in my investment because of the difficulty in upgrading and the inability to overclock the processor but not to worry my freind, I too was like you! Scouring every forum I could find, looking for usefull upgrading information on my Dell POS and I found that there is hope!( Not in the forums ironicly) Actualy, I have a licensed computer programer freind whom I lost touch with for a while and then ran across him again and was happy to find out he was a technition for Dell. Anyway, Long story short. He gave me a solution on how to upgrade my processor.

I think I can provide you with a solution because our systems are very much alike.

My OEM system was a Dell XPS 410(same board & system as a Demen. 9200)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 1.8Ghz Conroe (yours is better)
Socket: 775 LGA (Same as yours)

Motherboard is: Dell Inc. 0CT017
Chipset: Intel P965/G965
Southbridge: Intell 82801HH (ICH8DH)
BIOS ver. : 2.2.3 .................................................(all same as yours)

First of all, dont waste your time trying to overclock from windows with clockgen. DOESN'T WORK! clockgen doesn't recognize the right chipset.
Dell made sure of that. Fkn Dell! the Guy at starless.com is a genus and I have seen it work on many other PC's. NOT dell 0CT017!

So, to the solution...

Dell has a new bios release that was posted on 12/17/2007
Just go to Dell website / Support / Drivers & Downloads, put your service tag in and download the new BIOS ver. 2.5.3. Unzip it and double click it and it will flash your BIOS with the new version and restart your computer for you.

You now have the new BIOS!

This new BIOS will support ALL these processors.
(This is from a dell Technition right off the dell forum where a person asked for all supported Processors)

XPS 410 - List of ALL CPU's that are compatable as of Bios DXP061-020501 (new BIOS you just updated)
06 Sep 2007 03:47PM
PR173 Presler P4 915, 2.80G, 2X2MB, 800FSB, D0
UY273 Presler P4 915, 2.08G, 2X2MB, 800FSB, C1
YW816 Presler P4 925, 3.00G, 2X2MB, 800FSB, D0
XJ848 Presler P4 930, 3.00G, 2X2MB, 800FSB, C1
PU963 Presler PD 935, 3.20G, 2X2MB, 800FSB, D0
DK050 Presler P4 940, 3.20G, 2X2MB, 800FSB, C1
RT922 Presler P4 945, 3.40G, 2X2MB, 800FSB, C1
UJ776 Presler P4 950, 3.40G, 2X2MB, 800FSB, C1
CJ163 Presler P4 960, 3.60G, 2x2MB, 800FSB, B1

DK593 Cedar Mill 631, 3.00G, 2MB, 800FSB, C1
PN407 Cedar Mill 641, 3.20G, 2MB, 800FSB, D0
PY394 Cedar Mill 641, 3.20G, 2MB, 800FSB, C1
KU339 Cedar Mill 651, 3.40G, 2MB, 800FSB, D0
PY395 Cedar Mill 651, 3.40G, 2MB, 800FSB, C1
DK594 Cedar Mill 661, 3.60G, 2MB, 800FSB, C1
DT883 Cedar Mill 661, 3.60G, 2MB, 800FSB, D0

HU587 Conroe E4300, 1.80G, 2MB, 800FSB, L2
DX483 Conroe E4400, 2.00G, 2MB, 800FSB, L2
RX522 Conroe E4400, 2.00G, 2MB, 800FSB, M0
DT893 Conroe E6300, 1.86G, 2MB, 1066FSB, B2
DU362 Conroe E6300, 1.86G, 2MB, 1066FSB, L2
DX485 Conroe E6320, 1.86G, 4MB, 1066FSB, B2
DU361 Conroe E6400, 2.13G, 2MB, 1066FSB, L2
KN977 Conroe E6400, 2.13G, 2MB, 1066FSB, B2
DX484 Conroe E6420, 2.13G, 4MB, 1066FSB, B2
KU345 Conroe E6600, 2.40G, 4MB, 1066FSB, B2
PN416 Conroe E6700, 2.66G, 4MB, 1066FSB, B2
WM543 Conroe XE X6800, 2.93G, 4MB, 1066FSB, B2

FG941 Smithfield P4 820, 2.80G, 2MB, 800FSB, Mainstream, B0
UY272 Smithfield P4 805, 2.66G, 2X1MB, 533FSB, B0

HU585 Kentsfield Quad Core Q6600, 2.40G, 8MB, 1066FSB, B30
MP626 Kentsfield Quad Core Q6600, 2.40G, 8MB, 1066FSB, G0

UT713 Prescott P4 531, 3.0G, 800FSB, 1MB, ALT, G1
UT714 Prescott P4 541, 3.2G, 800FSB, 1MB, ALT, G1
UY274 Prescott P4 524, 3.06G, 1MB, 533FSB, G1

I decided to go with the MP626 Kentsfield Quad Core Q6600, 2.40G, 8MB, 1066FSB, G0
now, I shut down My computer.
Removed the case cover.
removed the fan & heat sink
removed & replaced the processor
used the thermal grease (VERY IMPORTANT)
Replaced the OEM FAN as an aftermarket fan will not fit
and rebooted the system

BIOS detected the new processor without a hitch and so did windows vista...

I was worried about the OEM fan not being enough to handel this CPU so I decided to test the heat by running it normaly.

the temps ran about 40 C Normaly wich is wonderfull

then i decided to pushit hard.
I opened about 10 IE windows wich each of them where streaming youtube videos.
I ran a compleate virus scan with my virus program
I ran a disk defragment
and decided to play need for speed undercover
(all at the same time)
the temp ran about 64 c wich was perfect because the the papperwork that came with the new processor said the maximum running temp was 71C.

SO, there you have it! a way to do everything you wanted to know.
OH, and P.S. I do recomend that you upgrade your RAM to 4Gigs if you haven't already. As this will help alot if your a moderate to heavy gamer....
November 12, 2009 10:20:38 AM

sorry about the mispellings It was very early in the morning!
February 4, 2010 12:17:44 AM

jrock hits the jackpot with his solution.... now the proud owner of a Q6600 B3 (not OC'd) and 4G of ddr2-5300 (4300 is fine too). The Kingston ddr-5300 works up to 333mhz and in this case sees the CL4 latency and syncs up at 1:1 or 266mhz (Q6600 quad or 4x266 =1066FSB).
More comparison garbage out there forwarned of high heat signatures on the Q6600 B3 as compared to the Q6600 G0. Not the case... I have run the gauntlet and cannot get this puppy up over 61C and will never have even half of all that running at any given time... I am tickled
Thank You... JRock
February 26, 2010 2:51:13 PM

patrick_20 said:
jrock hits the jackpot with his solution.... now the proud owner of a Q6600 B3 (not OC'd) and 4G of ddr2-5300 (4300 is fine too). The Kingston ddr-5300 works up to 333mhz and in this case sees the CL4 latency and syncs up at 1:1 or 266mhz (Q6600 quad or 4x266 =1066FSB).
More comparison garbage out there forwarned of high heat signatures on the Q6600 B3 as compared to the Q6600 G0. Not the case... I have run the gauntlet and cannot get this puppy up over 61C and will never have even half of all that running at any given time... I am tickled
Thank You... JRock


Jrock3144

No problem Patrick. glad it worked out for you too. Just thought I might be able to help somone else and save them some time
August 11, 2010 8:57:34 PM

patrick_20 said:
jrock hits the jackpot with his solution.... now the proud owner of a Q6600 B3 (not OC'd) and 4G of ddr2-5300 (4300 is fine too). The Kingston ddr-5300 works up to 333mhz and in this case sees the CL4 latency and syncs up at 1:1 or 266mhz (Q6600 quad or 4x266 =1066FSB).
More comparison garbage out there forwarned of high heat signatures on the Q6600 B3 as compared to the Q6600 G0. Not the case... I have run the gauntlet and cannot get this puppy up over 61C and will never have even half of all that running at any given time... I am tickled
Thank You... JRock


Hi Patrick,
I too have a DELL 9200 with a core 2 Duo E6600 processor and would like to upgrade it.
Can you tell me what increase in power the upgrade to the Q6600 gave you please?
Regards.
!