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Got a CPU upgrade problem Dell XPS 410

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June 1, 2012 10:35:48 PM

alright ive tried over 3 times reinstalling this thing and makeing sure I got it right, the cpu im putting in is a intel qx6700ed

after i install it and go to power it on i get this every time

display code error 3, and 4 long beeps (cpu) from what the dell documentation says

this cpu is stepping b5 or somethin like that, could it be that its not booting up cause of that?? or is their something im missing

The bios has been updated to the latest, and the chip is in the proper alignment

can the stepping of the cpu keep it from booting?
June 1, 2012 11:33:10 PM

the cpu was bought off of ebay, online it has said one person has been able to use it in the dell xps 410 no problem
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June 1, 2012 11:38:53 PM

A list of all supported CPU's for the XPS 410:

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

Taken from here http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3...
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June 2, 2012 7:09:41 AM

What CPU did you get (exact model, not just stepping)?
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June 2, 2012 7:34:33 AM

Well, that exact one doesn't look like it's supported. There may be a BIOS update, but I fear there isn't. The TDP for that chip is 130W and I think that may be over what the board can handle.
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June 2, 2012 8:58:00 AM

alrighty, its no biggie, ill put it back on ebay :) , and get the q6600 in exchange of it
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June 3, 2012 12:00:25 AM

the TDP is what caused it not to boot, I see that now, possible that the q6700 might work?
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June 3, 2012 12:03:41 AM

cobra11 said:
the TDP is what caused it not to boot, I see that now, possible that the q6700 might work?


It's not on the list, but the TDP is right.
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June 3, 2012 12:12:50 AM

theirs so many mixed results on the net, ive typed in google lol

xps 410 running a q6700 and theirs people thats been able to do it, i guess it prob would work theoretically, considering tdp is lower than the q6600, and the fsb is the same, just faster clock im still checkin online to make sure
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June 3, 2012 12:19:05 AM

The TDP is actually the same on the Q6600 and Q6700.

Q6600: http://ark.intel.com/products/29765/Intel-Core2-Quad-Pr...

Q6700: http://ark.intel.com/products/30790/Intel-Core2-Quad-Pr...

But yes, it should theoretically work.
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June 3, 2012 12:35:55 AM

yah, i think ill just go with the q6600 cause im planin on building a pc later this year hopefully, so ill save a bit by not goin with the q6700 thanks!!
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June 3, 2012 12:36:14 AM

Best answer selected by cobra11.
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June 3, 2012 12:46:32 AM

No problem, and glad to help! :) 
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