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November 1, 2009 1:11:51 PM

I have a Dell XPS 700 system, that is a few years old now. Awhile ago, I purchased an Intel E6850, hoping to upgrade from my E6400. However, upon installation, my processor fan would only run at a really high RPM, and would not start. I couldn't get to the BIOS, let alone do ANYTHING. I let the system sit for about 30 seconds, and still nothing. I tried several things, like updating the bios, and re-checking compatibility, but I still can't seem to get a straight answer as to whether the new CPU is compatible with my motherboard.

My MOBO is an NVIDIA nForce4 SLI Intel Edition nForce 590 SLI, Model Number 0YF432 A02. I am currenly running BIOS version 1.4.1.

The MOBO has a Socket 775 LGA, which is the same as the Intel E6850 CPU. Both are 65 nm.

That's all I can seem to come up with. If you need more details, let me know, as I just want an answer at this point. It's too late now to return the CPU to Newegg, so I'm stuck with it either way. I just hope to be able to put it to some use, as money is tight, and I can't afford to build a new machine at this point. Any advice would be appreciated

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November 1, 2009 1:35:01 PM

i can only find a system with an E6300

post ur full specs
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November 1, 2009 2:56:01 PM

Pre built systems aren't limited by the chipsets they run, but by the bios itself. Dells tech documents for the XPS 700 just list P4, PD, and C2D as supported CPUs. You'll have to contact them directly to get an answer as to which CPUs the BIOS supports.

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/xps700/en...
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November 1, 2009 9:54:52 PM

* Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
* Model: Dell DXG061

Motherboard

* Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
* Model: 0YF432 (vA02)

Bios

* Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
* Model: 1.4.1
* Release Date: 07/05/2007

Processors

1. Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6400 @ 2.13GHz (GenuineIntel)
* Max clock speed: 2.13 GHz
* Socket: Microprocessor
* Version: Model 15, Stepping 6
2. Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6400 @ 2.13GHz (GenuineIntel)
* Max clock speed: 2.13 GHz
* Socket: Microprocessor
* Version: Model 15, Stepping 6

Memory

* Total Current Physical Memory: 3.00 GB
* Total Current Virtual Memory: 2.00 GB
* Maximum Memory Capacity: 8.00 GB
* Memory Devices:
1. Type: DDR-2* - Speed: 667 MHz - Capacity: 1.00 GB
2. Type: DDR-2* - Speed: 667 MHz - Capacity: 0.50 GB
3. Type: DDR-2* - Speed: 667 MHz - Capacity: 1.00 GB
4. Type: DDR-2* - Speed: 667 MHz - Capacity: 0.50 GB

Video Devices

1. ATI Radeon HD 4850
ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series
* Resolution: 1680 x 1050
* Colour Depth: 32 Bits
* Refresh Rate: 60 Hz

Sound Devices:

1. ATI Function Driver for High Definition Audio - ATI AA01
2. Creative X-Fi Audio Processor (WDM)

Physical Disk Drives

1. ST3250824AS
* Size: 232.83 GB
* Number of Partitions: 3

Volumes

Logical Disks

1. C:
* Disk Type: Local Fixed Disk
* File System: NTFS
* Capacity: 228.14 GB
* Free Space: 28.79 GB
2. D:
* Disk Type: CD-ROM Disc
* File System:
* Capacity: 0.00 GB
* Free Space: 0.00 GB
3. E:
* Disk Type: CD-ROM Disc
* File System:
* Capacity: 0.00 GB
* Free Space: 0.00 GB

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November 2, 2009 12:08:45 PM

I seem to remember the E6x50 processors ran on a higher FSB so this could be where the lack of support stems from?
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