SLACR / SLU9x Question Tags: CPUs Last response: August 24, 2012 4:04 PM in CPUs Share blitzdace August 21, 2012 6:22:48 PM Hello, I'm trying to update an aging XPS 710. It's currently got an Intel Duo Core E6600 2.4GHz . I was looking on the Dell website/forum and found a list of compatible CPUs with the XPS motherboard/BIOS. 2 in particular, a Q6600 and a QX6700 seem like decent choices, but as listed on the Dell site/forum, they include the suffix "B3" (as in the stepping SLU9x). I've found alot of affordable Q6600's but they're listed as G0 (SLACR). I'm wondering - can I go ahead and install a G0 CPU? Or must I stick with the B3 (SLU9x) CPU? Also, lastly, is SLU9L and SLU9M pretty much the same thing, or is one B3 and the other not? Here are how the CPU's are listed on the Dell site/forum: HU585 Kentsfield Quad Core Q6600, 2.4GHz, 8MB, 1066FSB, B3 UP673 Kentsfield Quad Core QX6700, 2.66GHz, 8MB, 1066FSB, B3 Thank you for your time, I'd be grateful for any help. More about : slacr slu9x question blitzdace August 22, 2012 1:10:59 AM Even an educated guess would be a great help. I've posted in a bunch of places and got nothing, and I'd really like to avoid guessing with a hundred quid. jsc a c 172 à CPUs August 22, 2012 2:11:14 PM If you can get a G0 Q6600, go for it. They are interchangeable: http://ark.intel.com/products/29765/Intel-Core2-Quad-Pr... The G0 is a little more efficient and can run at a slightly higher temp. Although it's also a slightly better overclocker, you will not be able to overclock it in a Dell. Related resources Need a motherboard for q6600 slacr - Forum SLAR same as SLACR !?? - Forum Upgrade question - Forum Q6600 on asus 780i blank screen, no post - Forum q6600 OVERCLOCKING QUESTION !!!!!!!!!!!!!! - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer blitzdace August 22, 2012 4:05:07 PM That is exactly the kind of reply I was looking for - thank you!! blitzdace August 24, 2012 4:04:10 PM Last update - I installed the Q6600 SLACR (updated BIOS to 1.4.1 beforehand) and it works without any problem Thanks again. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumQuestion Q6600 or 6700 or q6600OC? need help! ForumHelp needed: GFX Card upgrade ForumMy First Overclock ForumIs the graphics Card I'm buying Decent? ForumIs upgrading worth it yet? Forum2.5 YO System, Worth trying to sell? Foruma few questions on my potential new build ForumQ6600 with 127C Temp ForumWas about to buy 1366 but now... ForumDo I need USB3.0 on board headers? ForumPSU question ForumAntec 1100 question. ForumPower Supply Question ForumOld Intel P4 socket 478 CPU upgrade question !!! ForumI7 dual-core vs i7 quad-core; very specific question! More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !