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The difference between Dell Precision T3600/5600 and 3610/5610 with Xeon v2. Why T3600 does not work with v2 Xeon.

Q: The difference between Dell Precision T3600/5600 and 3610/5610 with Xeon v2. Why T3600 does not work with v2 Xeon.

I checked T3600 and 3610 - the only difference is BIOS firmware, even BIOS chips are the same. T3600 has Intel ME firmware 7th version - that is why Xeon v2 are not recognized by the 3600 system, they need later 8th version of ME. Upgrade of ME formware is a difficult procedure - You need to fit the size and other attributes of old ME region. The simpliest way would be to read both BIOS chips from 3610 motherboard and clean data region in ME but I don't have any T3610 systems. Another way is to analyze BIOS file for T3610 and drag out the firmware for T3600. If anybody has T3610 - please reply

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Preferred Solution: The difference between Dell Precision T3600/5600 and 3610/5610 with Xeon v2. Why T3600 does not work with v2 Xeon.

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)


Is there a method to enable the Intel QuickData DMA engine resident in the Xeon device of the Precision T3600?

A:Enable Intel QuickData in T3600 with Xeon E5-1650

Unfortunately, I found no information in my database for enabling the Intel QuickData DMA engine on the T3600.

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Hello gays
I need help. I have got dell precision t3600 when trying to install windows7 not detecting the drives
310 raid card is there and I downloaded the drivers also still the problem is not solved
It's came with windows7 professional 64bit
The previous owner was formated the disk
When I used windows 8.1 it's working well . But I want to use windows 7

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I recently ordered (have not yet received) a Dell Precision T3600 workstation. I tend to build my own desktops, but I didn't want anything too flashy case wise, (cared more about ease of access, etc.) and all the good "build your own" cases are very loud (color wise, light wise, not decibel wise necessarily). At any rate, because of this "build your own spirit", I ordered it with pretty much budget everything except the PSU, which I upgraded to the 635 Watt option. I figure I can upgrade CPU, GPU, RAM, SSD, etc. later and save money. The one thing that is unclear on Dell's website, however, is what CPU options are supported. I know it is a socket LGA2011, but some of these have core count restrictions. Dell only lists it on their website with up to 8 core CPUs, but 12 core chips do exist for the LGA2011 socket. Does anybody know if these chips are compatible with the system's motherboard?
Thanks in advance!

A:Dell Precision T3600 CPU Upgrade

Hello there.
I know this is an old post, but what´s your current setup? Did you make the 8-core upgrade? What´s your config? I would love to know cause I´m having issues with mine. Here is my thread about my issue (regarding CPU E5-2670 V1, stepping C1)::

Thanks a bunch for any answers!!

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Hi Everyone,
I was hoping to use an old dell internal speaker on T3600, and realized that the pin connector on motherboard (MB) is slightly different. The old speaker was taken from an Optiplex 745. On the 745 MB, the audio port is like one pin, space, three other pins, but on T3600 MB, the layout is three pins, space, one pin. The speaker has four cables, green,[space], black, white and red. I can plug in the speaker but it does not work properly.  
My question is if anyone knows the pinout on T3600 MB. I can then rearrange pin receptacles of the speaker to make the speaker work. 

Thank you,


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Please help me to turn on my workstation without the front panel.
I need to find out what pins to short because the front panel is broken.
What is the pinout of the 28 pin connector?

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i have t5600 motherborad and 835psu but am not have a chasis
if i buy dell t3600 i can replace that and it can worker ?

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I just picked up a used T3600 and upgraded to 64GB of ECC RAM (4X 16GB ECC DIMMs). Now I get a message at POST saying recent hardware changes require an upgrade to the power supply.
Will an 825 watt or 1300 watt supply from a T5600 work in the T3600?  Can anyone confirm compatibility in a T3600?
It looks like the T3600 originally shipped with a 425W or a 635W supply.
Thanks in advance!


A:Dell Precision T3600 Power Supply Options?

Hi _erin,
The T3600 originally shipped with a 425W or 635W PSU, whilst the T5600 shipped with a 635W or 825W. The 635W model is cross-compatible (Dell part numbers: 1K45H, NVC7F) so the 825W (Dell part numbers: DR5JD, CVMY8 ) shouldn't present any issues (however, it isn't a supported configuration)

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Dell Precision T3600 
I have been trying to install Windows 7 on this machine now for two days :) I have tried numerous drivers off the support website. 
This machine has two 500gb SAS drives configured with a Dell H310 SAS card. 
initially I configured both drives as a raid-1 mirror, initialized both disks and set the boot options in BIOS to ata and legacy.
I then load the Windows 7 setup and has problems finding the drives. Ok I thought get the drivers to the H310 card. No matter what driver I throw at this thing it refuses to detect any hard disk. 
I get a error messaged saying continue to load *signed drivers*
I have tried every driver on the Dell site, and also other suggestions with Intel drivers nothing has worked. 
I get the same problem the windows installer cannot see the drives. I even unraided the configuration and same problem occurs. 
This is a headache!  please is there a simple way to install windows on this heap of junk :)

A:Dell Precision T3600 Windows 7 Install problems

PCI cards in General DO NOT ENUMERATE properly or install without CHIPSET DRIVERS (F6 mass Storage Drivers) Being installed FIRST.
There are 2 fiiles at the link you want the one that is 156K
'"Windows Setup could not configure Windows on this computer’s hardware" installation error on a Windows 7-based or a Windows Server 2008 R2-based computer'.

This is not cookie cutter you must extract the drivers and point to them on a USB storage device unzipped.  EXE OR ZIP is not F6 READABLE.

Go to another computer that has an internet connection and click the link below to download the PERC driver for your hard disk drive (either 32-bit or 64-bit):
Save the downloaded driver to a DVD or USB flash drive or an external hard drive that can be taken to the PC that you're installing Windows to.  Its an exe rename it .zip and extract the 4 files.
Next, start the installation of Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 and watch for the Load Driver option. You will see this option on the Where do you want to install Windows? screen in the lower right corner.
Connect the USB flash or external drive to the computerthat you're installing Windows or take the Windows DVD out of the drive and put the driver DVD into the drive. (You will put the Windows DVD back into that drive after the driver is loaded)
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I have to 2 Dell Precision T3600 computers that only power on after the second try.
If you press the power button first time: the power button get's a amber light & 1 3 4 diagnostic get a flickering amber light. 
If you turn the computer off and press the power button again it will turn on and work as normal.
I have been able to diagnose that the PSU is the problem.
I would like to know if I can continue to use these desktops in their current state? Are there any potential consequences / risks involved?
Also can the PSU can be repaired? If so how?

Thank you in advance.

A:Dell Precision T3600 Power Supply (PSU) amber light issue

Manual indicates it may be PSU cable related:

1- Blink 2- Off 3- Blink 4- Blink

PSU Cable Failure
All PSU cables may not be properly connected to system board. (PS_ON asserted, missing a main power rail)

Did you try to reseat the motherboard's PSU cable(s)?

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This is how I got my T5600 to work from a SSD SATA connected to a PERC 310H card and boot as UEFI. It can also be a SAS drive. In this example I was only using a single drive and have not attempted a RAID setup. 

I may have skipped some parts where you have to reboot. If I refer to the BIOS settings then you would have to reboot first. 

1. Setup hard drive as a NON-RAID drive. When booting it will appear as BIOS handled and NON-RAID.
2. Download the Windows 10 installer onto USB using Microsoft Media Tool.
3. Download the DELL T5600 Payload for T5600 and BIOS files (if needed). Install latest DELL BIOS if you have an existing older OS. 
4. Unzip the DELL driver payload onto the USB drive for Windows 10 and leave inside a folder called T5600.
5. Using a rear USB slot that is NOT USB 3. Go into F2 and load the USB stick under UEFI, it may have a strange name if the BIOS is old (such as INT13). Saqve changes. Reboot. Boot from the USB stick. 

6. Make sure the drive you are working on does not contain data you want to keep. Ideally you would disconnect any drive you dont want to accidentally alter. 
When given the option to select a hard drive, if necessary, delete any previous partitions so the drive is without any partitions. Then click the * NEW button. 
7. After clicking NEW it MUST generate 4 partitions, 3 system partitions + 1 OS partition (made by Windows installer). If it only has 2 partitions it will never work as a UEFI boot volume
8. In... Read more

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I heard somewhere that the Xeon version of the new Precision 5520 is going to support ECC. 
Is this correct?
Does the hardware already support ECC ??


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I have been having issues with updating Bios and drivers with my 7510 since January.
It has Xeon E3 1535 cpu; 64GB 2100Mhz DDR4 ECC; Quadro m2000m and Samsung 960 PRO NVME M.2 SSD
It started after a BIOS update from Windows Update failed. I had added 4x 2400MHz ECC DDR4 to the machine and the new BIOS supported only 2100MHz So it rolled back by itself. After that I bought two 2100MHz ECC DDR4 sticks and installed those, as I knew that RAM works in pairs and always takes the speed of the lowest stick. So I tried to update the BIOS manually after that. I wasn't able to. and many things broke after that also. The computer does not shut down anymore. I have to restart it and press power when I see the POST screen. It sometimes loses USB and / or mousepad buttons (the pad and tapping on pad works fine)
I got this from Dell Outlet as Dell Refurbished in january 2017.
I have tried several things:
a) Downloaded drivers via service tag / product detection from support.dell.com. The Bios installation file always tells me that:
"The AC adapter and battery must be plugged in before the system BIOS can be flashed.Press OK when they are both plugged in or CANCEL to quit."
Ofcourse I have them plugged in, I have tried it docked, on 3 different ORIGINAL and two non-original adapters with different power output up to 240W. I had 72Wh battery on it before but ever since I have purchased a 91Wh original battery from Dell dealership to make sure everything is ok.
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A:Dell Precision 7510 Xeon 1535 updates fail

""The AC adapter and battery must be plugged in before the system BIOS can be flashed.
Press OK when they are both plugged in or CANCEL to quit."
Ofcourse I have them plugged in, I have tried it docked, on 3 different ORIGINAL and two non-original adapters with different power output up to 240W. I had 72Wh battery on it before but ever since I have purchased a 91Wh original battery from Dell dealership to make sure everything is ok.
b) I have the Dell Precision Optimizer application. It shows some outdated updates for B"
Does the system recognize the AC adapter, or does it show unknown?  F2 at powerup to check.
If multiple Dell adapters show unknown, replace the DC power jack:

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I just recieved the 7510 about 2 weeks ago and have been getting increasingly annoyed with the trackpad which seems to  have issues. The trackpad never seems to stop working completely, but it seems to get stuck for a second pause or stutter frequently. Any suggestions would be welcome.

A:Dell Precision 7510 Trackpad Issues - Xeon Processor

I have not had issues with mine but I think I read somewhere "go to control panel -> mouse and turn off gesture support"


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Hi all,
I recently acquired a used T3600 desktop. In great condition but sadly missing one major component; the PSU. Now I have a spare Corsair CX750 unit with all the standard connectors on it, can this made to work? Or am I right in thinking that the T3600 has a non standard connector on the motherboard? Any feedback would be great, I'm a bit of noob when it comes to Dell.

A:Precision T3600 PSU

Hi Dave,
The PSU options are Power 425W, 635W .And the connectors available are listed below.
External connectors
Audio front: Mic-in, headphone-out; rear: Line-out, Mic In/Line In
Network one RJ-45
Serial one 9-pin connector
USB Front panel:
Three USB 2.0
One USB 3.0
Rear panel:
Five USB 2.0
One USB 3.0
Three USB 2.0
Video Video card dependent
DVI connector
Display port
Internal connectors
    System Power one 28-pin connector
    Systems fans three four-pin connectors
    Processor fans one five-pin connectors
    HDD fans one five-pin connector
    Memory four 240-pin connectors
    Processor one LGA-2011 sockets
Rear IO:
    PCI Express x4 two 164-pin connectors
    PCI Express x16 two 164-pin connectors
    PCI 2.3 one 124-pin connector
Front IO:
    Front USB one 14-pin connector
    Internal USB one type A female, one dual-port 2x5 header
    Front panel control one 2x14 pin connector
    Front panel audio HDA header one 2x5 pin connector
HDD Back Panel :
    SATA four seven-pin SAS/SATA connectors
    Power one 24-pin and one eight-pin connectors

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I have a problem with the Dell Precision T3600 workstation. The original operating system on the workstation was Windows 7. Recently, we decided to replace the original Windows 7 for Windows 10 and we wanted to replace the classical disk for SSD, which has more advantages. My problem is that after the system is installed, the computer behaves very neatly. When booting, the disk controller did not try to send data to the processing bus. Simply say, there are periods when the pc starts when the pointer is standing, it does not respond to the click instructions and opening the application, and the disk in the monitor is used up to 100%. After about half a minute, the process is restored and everything is about normal for one minute, then the process is repeated again and again and again.
Please help me, I've already sketched everything I could attack, bios upgrade to A15, new drivers, replace all components in pc for others, and it's still only in that motherboard.

A:Precision T3600, Windows 10, SSD, freezes

r0b3rt0,Click the link below to download the drivers for Windows 10. I am not sure which model hard drive you installed, but it may need a firmware update. There is also a driver install order link below. The drivers need to be installed in the correct order for the hardware to work properly.Dell T3600 Drivers, Downloads and ManualsDriver Install Order

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Greetings all.
I am having an issue with upgrading my Win7 T3600 workstation to windows 10.  I have looked through numerous posts on possible issues and tried different methods of the upgrade process.
My research has made me conclude that the T3600 with the embedded Intel raid controller has a problem in the pre-boot environment. I keep getting an error after the windows 10 upgrade does it's first re-boot.  error code 0xC1900101-0x20017.
I have seen posts on hidden drives and devices or old drivers.  None of these issues seam to apply to my situation.
Anyone have any suggestions?

A:Precision T3600 Windows 10 upgrade issues

Okay, so I just say this post.
When I checked my BIOS settings i verified that I have the latest version (a14), but the boot mode was set to legacy BIOS.  Do I need to change this to UEFI in order to get windows 10 to install?

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I have done a clean install of Windows 10 Pro on a Precision 3600 and everything works great except the bios will not update. I have tried by just installing the file, using Dell precision optimizer, and all gets stuck on the restart phase. Is there any suggestion on getting the PC to update the BIOS ?

Thank you.

A:Precision T3600, BIOS Update issue

What BIOS version is currently installed? What BIOS version are you trying to install? You should install them in order, oldest to newest.

Note, I only update the BIOS to fix a specific issue. I never update the BIOS just because there is a new one listed.
Desktop Instructions =- Disconnect all peripherals from the desktop except for monitor, mouse, and keyboard- Close all unnecessary applications- Download the BIOS to the windows desktop- Run the BIOS- You must allow the BIOS itself to restart the computer. Do NOT force a restart manually. This could break the motherboard

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I am going to upgrade my T3600 Workstation with a new CPU. There are a number of them sold on ebay now, but there is no info in those announcements regarding which of the 3 steppings intel produced of the E5-2670 cpu is inside them. 
Does anyone have this cpu installed in their T3600 machine out there? Could you help a fellow? Should be in the bios under system information... or on the actual purchase receipt when you upgraded.
There are 3 steppings: 
What it says there is that the 3 steppings are "C0" (QB7A), "C1" (QBF5, SR0H8) and "C2" (QBV7, SR0KX). Now, if you don´t know the specifics of your cpu, just look in the bios for any of the above numbers that are in parenthesis, aka "QBV7, SR0KX", anything like that.
Also, if you could give the bios version and revision of the revision of the motherboard/mainboard, that would of course be genius, but I´ll take anything anyone has to offer me at this point. 
Thanks for any help!
Best Regards
/Andrew Eklov, Sweden.

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There have been many threads about sourcing a heatsink alternative for the T3600 / T5600 / T7600. 
Having acquired several used T5600 workstations at a very low cost, I had the idea to make all of them dual processor machines. There appeared to be two obstacles to this idea. 
1/ The latched fan connector 
2/ The ILM is not the most common variant. The ILM is the pressure latch holding the CPU into the socket. Various ebay sellers describe it as a latch, socket, holder .. in fact it is an ILM. 
Lets go through this one step at a time. 

Heatsink fan and its connector
The connector DELL use on the PWM Heatsink fan is a standard connector. Due to the cyclonic forces created by the DELL heatsink, the resistance of the fan connector latch is the only force capable of resisting the gusts of wind driven by 15-30 cubic feet per minute (cfm) of volume. 
However, the resourceful sellers of ebay / newark / digikey / element14 have a solution. For the non-DELL heatsinks using the flimsy PWM connector in a 4 pin housing there are two options. 
1/ Cut off the standard connector, or, 
2/ Purchase an adaptor / converter cable. 
Even though I have the crimping tools / pins / housings I opted for the second option. This meant I didnt have to waste much time. My main reason was that I had many of these to do and I only had 20 crimp pins. 
These adaptor cables are called "dell fan latch" (works as a keyword bundle)
Caution: There a... Read more

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There have been many threads about sourcing a heatsink alternative for the T3600 / T5600 / T7600. 
Having acquired several used T5600 workstations at a very low cost, I had the idea to make all of them dual processor machines. There appeared to be two obstacles to this idea of buying a CPU, putting on a heatsink and loading up the ram.  The problem was the heatsink is different. Very different. 
1/ The latched fan connector 
2/ The ILM is not the most common variant. The ILM is the pressure latch holding the CPU into the socket. Various ebay sellers describe it as a latch, socket, holder .. in fact it is an ILM. 
Lets go through this one step at a time. 

Heatsink fan and its connector
The connector DELL use on the PWM Heatsink fan is a standard connector. Due to the cyclonic forces created by the DELL heatsink, the resistance of the fan connector latch is the only force capable of resisting the gusts of wind driven by 15-30 cubic feet per minute (cfm) of volume. 
However, the resourceful sellers of ebay / newark / digikey / element14 have a solution. For the non-DELL heatsinks using the flimsy PWM connector in a 4 pin housing there are two options. 
1/ Cut off the standard connector, or, 
2/ Purchase an adaptor / converter cable. 
Even though I have the crimping tools / pins / housings I opted for the second option. This meant I didnt have to waste much time. My main reason was that I had many of these to do and I only had 20... Read more

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obviously the ones that work with x58  / LGA1366


A:Will XEON work in Dell Studio XPS 9100 ?

Unknown by Dell since we never tested them. These are all we validated =HXGV2 Gulftown i7-990X, 3.46GHz, B1 F3VGJ GulfTown i7-980X, 3.33GHz, 12MB, B1152W9 GulfTown i7-970, 3.20GHz, 12MB, B1MNWGW Bloomfield i7-960, 3.20GHz, 8MB, D0 VRDMW Bloomfield i7-930, 2.80GHz, 8MB, D0G442M Bloomfield i7-920, 2.66GHz, 8MB, C01GKT0 Bloomfield i7-920, 2.66GHz, 8MB, D0

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Hi, Im upgrading my CPU and  want to know if it's possible to use the Xeon 1231v3 in the Inspiron 3847.  My current CPU is i3-4150.

A:Will Xeon 1231v3 work in Dell Inspiron 3847?

Doubtful.  The BIOS probably isn't programmed to accept it and i'm not sure the chipset is capable of utilizing a Xeon.  Xeon processors generally use business or industrial class chipsets from intel  

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I just purchased a Dell Precision 5510 with a Xeon CPU and the Quadro GPU: http://www.ebay.com/itm/291755935648 
I plan on promptly upgrading the SSD to a PCIe NVMe SSD if it does not have one, the 16GB RAM is fine for now but I like that I have the option to go up to 32GB when I choose to. 
I had some questions for anyone who is using this for more intense work in 3D or digital imaging, there doesn't seem to be a whole lot of information out there except that the Quadro 1000m is mostly better than a GTX 960-970m GeForce card because most 3D software is more compatible with it and it is more efficient in rendering which means better performance overall – is this true or just marketing for a lower powered GPU?  
I mainly use Maya, Cinema 4D, After Effects and Photoshop in my workflow, most of the work is performed by the CPU but a decent GPU helps to boost render times with certain software and plugins for said software.
I read that the Xeon CPU is built for 24/7 high load server work and enterprise solutions and that it is more effective at heat dissipation than a GeForce variant. I really liked the idea of the laptop handling heat and performace better in this workstation type of a laptop, I plan to keep it cooled with a pad because I know that rendering can be a huge task for most laptops. What I gathered from that info is that I could use this for rendering and not really worry about frying the mobo like might happen with an i7 and GTX combina... Read more

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Need another backup P70. Both 1535 and 6920 are configurable for Dell M7710 workstation. Lenovo online chat told that both CPU are available but currently still not offered for public to order. 

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Hi All,

I have a dual socket motherboad with chipset 5000.

I currently have 2 unit of Xepon Processor (X5450, E5450)

My question is, can i insert both processor in the motherboard to use? is it compatible?

Thank you


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16th May 2016.Dear Dell Forum Members & Support,We have an existing and very reliable Dell Precision 490 with a Single Intel Xeon 5060 (Dual Core, 3.2GHz,1066MHz) system.The system is currently running Bios Version A08 (04/25/08)
Can it be upgraded to Two (2) Intel Xeon Quad Core Processors, and if so, can a list of the compatiable processors be supplied ?
e.g. Xeon X5460 (Quad-Core, 3.16 GHz, 1333MHz) etc.

Thank you for your time & patience.With kindest regards.GEM CNC Systems.

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I am considering an Dell Precison 64-bit workstation with an Intel Xeon Processor. I would like to know whether the Floating-Point Unit (FPU) is 64-bits. I have Googled on the web and searched on the Intel web site and cannot find the answer.



A:Intel Xeon Processor FPU precision

I suggest that you contact Dell about this. I bet they are much better about answering questions BEFORE you buy than AFTER.

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Hi, Xeon E3-1535M v5 or Xeon E3-1550M v5? Which processor would you recommend? A shop told me, that E3-1535M v5 is no longer available by Lenovo and that Xeon E3-1550M v5 would be the best. Is this true? Thanks for any advice!

A:P50: Xeon E3-1535M v5 or Xeon E3-1550M v5?

Saw your other post asking about optical drive. I got a feeling that it's either a joke or scam. 1) There's no optical drive option for P50 (of course we are talking about built-in drive, not the external one).2) There's no E3-1550M v5 option for P50.  In fact, even the E3-1535M has limited availability.  e.g. E3-1535M is available in Japan but not in US. Good luck with the 'special built' P50. 

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I have 3 HP Z230 Tower Workstations with Xeon E3-1225 v3 CPUs which I would like to go faster.Is it possible to upgrade from Xeon E3-12XX v3 to the newer Xeon E3-12XX v4 CPUs, especially the E3-1285L v4 ?If possible, what are the requirements?   BIOS Upgrade, Specific RAM modules and the like. Has anyone by chance ever attempted or sucessfully performed such an upgrade?Any information would be much appreciated.Thanks in advance.

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Has anyone received an indication as to if or when one or both of the new Xeon CPU's (1545 & 1575) may become available in the Precision 5510? Both are available in the 7510 & 7710.

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I am looking at buying a Dell T3600 and want to upgrade the cpu.
Is there a Bios upgrade that will allow me to install an E5 2670-v3 ES 12 core cpu.
The current specs say it accepts up to 8 core cpus

Thank you for your time.

A:Dell T3600 cpu upgrade compatibility

No-go on that CPU.  Supported CPUs are listed here:

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I have a T3500 with Xeon Hexacore W3670, 24GB ram, and I have a Zotac GTX 970 4GB GPU. I looked at the requirement specs and notice I should meet all requirements except the CPU is questionable. i5-4590 is obviously much newer 3.3ghz quad-core vs 3.2ghz hexacore, but I'm wondering if anyone can tell if the CPU should be okay or not. Thank you. 
For the full Rift experience, we recommend the following system:

Video Card NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD R9 290 equivalent or greater

CPU Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater

Memory 8GB+ RAM

Video Output Compatible HDMI 1.3 video output

USB Ports 3x USB 3.0 ports plus 1x USB 2.0 port

OS Windows 7 SP1 64 bit or newer

A:Is my Precision T3500 w/ Xeon W3670 Oculus Rift VR ready?

You've got more cores (6 vs. 4) with your W3670 as well as HyperThreading (which i5-4590 doesn't have).  Memory speed of W3670 is slower, but that shouldn't matter.
Provided there isn't some required CPU instruction the W3670 is missing, key difference is single threaded performance.  Base clock on yours is 3.2 GHz vs. 3.3 GHz.  More important is max turbo:  3.46 GHz (1/1/1/1/2/2) vs. 3.7 GHz (2/3/4/4).  Numbers in parentheses are Turbo steppings from all cores active to a single core being active.
I would verify TurboBoost works with your T3500 (HWiNFO64 is only reliable way I've found to monitor this).  (I have a Dell LGA 1366 socket machine from the same era, and Turbo doesn't work for 6 core CPUs.)
You're probably ok with extra cores and HT making up for slower single threaded performance. 
Worse comes to worse you could upgrade to a W3690 (3.46 GHz base, 3.73 GHz max turbo).  About $200 on ebay.  Or, you can probably "overclock" Turbo (since the Xeon should be unlocked), although you might need a better cooler for that.

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I purchased a newly refurbished Dell T3600 Workstation...
EVERYTHING works fine...
EXCEPT I get a nagging message every time I boot up this machine:
Bootup MessageYour current power supply does not support the recent configuration changes made to your system.  Please contact Dell Technical support team to learn about upgrading to a higher wattage power supply.F1 continueF2 SetupF5 Test
So I have to sit around until I get the message and hit F1 to get Windoze loaded to do my work...
There's nothing installed on this machine that needs a lot of power beyond the 460 Watt supply already in it.
How can I make this stop?

A:Dell T3600 Workstation annoying bootup message

Hi chetdude,
Thank you for reaching out to us.
We are sorry to hear that the system is giving boot error for Power supply can you please update the system BIOS from support.dell.com once you are in the support page please type the service tag of your computer and click on drivers and downloads then select find it my self the file which reads BIOS please download and update the same.
We can hope for the system to perform normal.
For me to better assist in troubleshooting, please click my DELL-username and send me a Private Message with the Dell Service Tag number and your email address.

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I am currently in need of the exact front panel pin layout on a pttt9 motherboard. I have searched, but can't seem to find a diagram labeling which pins are for power, power led light, etc. Could someone send me a link? I would greatly appreciate it! Thanks!

A:Dell T3600 Pttt9 Front Panel Pin Layout

Dell doesn't make front panel pin-outs public for any PC model.
So unless somebody else has mapped them and posts here, you're on your own to figure them out.

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Precision T5810, T7810, T7910

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A:Precision T5810, T7810, T7910, T1500, T1650, T3500, T3600, T3610, T5610, T7610, T5500, T5600, T7500, T7600 Memory Configuration

Hi Lee,
wish I'd looked up memory configs before wasting loads of money! Just to double check i understand the tables correctly, my dual cpu T7600 has 8x4gig sims. I bought 4x16 to replace or better add to it, but i'm right in thinking that's completely wrong and I in fact need to buy another 12x16 as i HAVE to have all 16 slots filled with 16 gig sticks? is that correct? (slaps forhead)

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These two graphics systems have approximately the same performance (~1200 gflops)
I was told by Dell support via chat that it is not possible to get a Precision 7510 without the discrete graphics card. That seems silly since the Iris Pro P580 provides the same performance. So two questions:
1. Is it indeed the case that a Precision 7510 cannot be purchased without a discrete graphics card?
2. If I am forced to buy this FirePro, can I at least use it in conjunction with the P580 - each driving separate displays?


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This is just FYI since it took me many hours work over 3 days to figure it out. Problems included a scrambled display and no internet connectivity.
1. Boot from livecd of Ubuntu 16.04.3 x642. Hit <enter> during purple screen with a keyboard logo at the bottom3. Select language with the arrow keys then press enter.4. Press F6 to get a kernel options selection5. select NOMODESET (if not visible, select "more options" or something like that.) NOMODESET will appear in a list with a checkbox.
If you try to get it to install without the NONMODESET, the display will be scrambled and it is impossible to do anything.
To achieve internet connectivity under Ubuntu 16.04 on a dell precision tower 7810:In a terminal window:
1. sudo nano /etc/default/grub
Find the line:
Change it to
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="NOMODESET net.ifnames=0 biosdevname=0" <ctrl-o> <ctrl-x>
2. sudo reboot
3. login, open a terminal window 4. ip -a
The output should include the line
2: </loopback,up,lower_up>enp0s25:
Note that different machines might have different names there, e.g. enp0005 or eth0
5. sudo grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg
6. sudo nano /etc/network/interfaces
Change the lines
auto lo iface lo inet loopback
auto lo enp0s25 iface lo inet loopback inface enp0s25 inet dhcp
<ctrl-o> <ctrl-x>
7. sudo service network-manager restart
This fixed the connectivity problem for me.
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Hi Guys n Girls,
Can someone please help me out on this as I'm pulling my hair out.
I am modernising a Dell Precision T5400 workstation for use with Autocad, Photoshop, Office, etc. and it is now running windows 7 Pro 64 bit SP1 on an SSD.
A quadro 4000 or firepro 7900 is next on the list but I cant risk putting any more money into it if I cant install more RAM.
The X5450's are working fine - I just wish they supported hyperthreading which would really make it a flyer.
The T5400 supports 32GB of ICC ram according to the manual, The 'my dell' programme says it supports 64GB and Sandra lite puts the max at 128GB but the 32GB is all I need.
Anyway I am upgrading from 4GB (4 x 1GB) of DDR2 PC2-5300F-555-11 and have purchased 32GB (8*4GB) of used, supposedly matched, HP 466436-061  RAM (made by hynix, part no's below) from ebay: (hp stickers all have same part number).
4GB 2Rx4 PC2-5300F-555-11 ///  HYMP151F72CP4N3-Y5 AC-C     3 STICKS
4GB 2Rx4 PC2-5300F-555-11 /// HYMP151F72CP4N3-Y5 AB-C       5 STICKS
I can install any of the cards in slots 1-5 and the system recognises them and passes all prestartup & memory tests although it reports a mismatch on start because slot 5 is not paired so it does not use it. I only left it in to ensure that the second bank is recognising the card.
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A:rebuilding precision T5400 dual xeon x5450 ram problem - 1-3-2 beeps cant install more than 4 out of 8 dimm cards

Hi all,I`ve had a play around with the new ram sticks that came this morning and no difference.
Not to be defeated I played about and have managed to install a pair in slots 7&8 which actually works giving me 24GB which may be enough but I`m still confused as to why putting the 2 sticks from 7 & 8 (which are obviously matched and working) into slots 5 & 6 causes the thing to not boot, I have  verified slots 5 & 6 work by putting a single stick into each on subsequent boots and they definitely show up in the bios set up but are not used as they are not a pair.I have come to the conclusion that this is a bios fault and will try flashing the older A09 release and post back.

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I am a total newbie as far as manipulating hardware. i mean I have changed and added hard rives before but not what ensues:

I was recently given two Dells - a Precision 450 and 470. Both can accept two Xeon chips. One has the two and works great(the 470)

the other only has one chip a 2,0 Ghz.


I removed the chip and put it back and the PC won't start. when I plus in the power cord in the back, I get:

-a light on the mobo
-no whiring fan sound (that i used to get, and i get on the 470 without even powering on)

when the chip came out(stuck to the Heatsink with the paste), i thought maybe i slightly bent a pin, so with a metal cutter blade i gently bent it back to what appears aligned while looking from both axes. i am sure that ti aligned the chip correctly, but it is true that the pins aren't near the edge of this chip, and other hardware housing the heatsink prevents a good viewing angle to 'watch' the pins go in. I did it by feeling. I was careful to not touch any part of the chip except the edge. i put it all back- but did not chcnag ethe paste- and the thing doesn't wotk. I also had removed the two fans by unplugging their plugs on the mobo, bu these went back in fine..

I would love to get another chip for this PC and use it as part of a three d render farm. times are tough, and i cannot afford a 4000USD PC, so i am trying to get these 5 year old machines to work!!

so far i have just managed to... Read more

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I have the exact same problem others have posted here with no solutions listed...

Upgraded to Win7 Pro x64 from Home Premium x64 (Anytime Upgrade online), specifically to add second physical processor...

Used MSCONFIG and EasyBCD 2.2 to "force" Windows to look for more cores... nada!

Mobo BIOS will not "see" second processor, at all. Only recognizes one in either socket.

Dell docs and forums insist it is dual-socket supported in "Pro" and "Ultimate" versions of Windows.

Replaced mobo and running latest Dell BIOS (A08) to no avail...

Two tubes of thermal paste and two mobo's later and I'm outta patience.


A:Dell 490 BIOS & Win 7 Pro not seeing 2nd Xeon. SiSoft shows it.

See the other post. If the bios does not see the 2nd CPU then neither will Windows. Do you have RAM installed for the 2nd CPU???

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Hi,I wonder, if those cheap Intel Xeons E5-2683 V3 SR1XH from Ebay will work dual @ Dell T7810?

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Is there a trick to getting this to work? I have seen where people get Xeon W36XX processors to work in the 435t.

Current set up...
12GB RAM 1333
BIOS 1.1.4

A:Intel Xeon X5687 in a Dell Studio XPS 435mt?

Its nowhere near simple.  The .32 micron tic toc means to me its NOT EVER possible.  There are also likely physical and pinout obstructions to doing this.  I also am unable to find ANYONE that has used a W3680 or any XEON period in the 435T.
Microarchitecture    NehalemPlatform    X58Processor core     BloomfieldCore steppings     C0 (SLBCH)D0 (SLBEJ)CPUIDs    106A4 (SLBCH)  106A5 (Q1H7, SLBEJ)Manufacturing process    0.045 micron
********************************************************************************************Core Model Type/ProcNo.     W3680Core Stepping     B1CPU ID String     206C2hCPU Socket Type     LGA1366

Processor number
Technology (micron)
Processor speed (GHz)
Bus speed (MHz)
3200 (QPI)
L2 cache size (KB)

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What is the maximum size and speed UDIMM I can use in a T3600 (635w).  The manual doesn't have a chart of supported memory configurations.  I want to use 4 - 8GB 1600Mhz UDIMMs and have them run at 1600 Mhz.  Is that possible?


A:T3600 UDIMMs

Crucial.com is selling kits with 3x8 GB unbuffered RAM for this model, some at 1.35 V and some at 1.5 V. That includes DDR3-1600 so I presume that's an acceptable configuration. Crucial guarantees their RAM will work or they take it back.
RDIMM apparently needs a bigger PSU and won't work with a 425W PSU, according to a note on the Crucial page.
I'll ping my Dell Tech contacts to see if they can help. May take a day or 3 for one of them to respond.

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I have a T3600 that had 2x2GB PC3L-10600R RAM sticks.  I bought a 16GB kit offline (4x4GB) of PC3-10600R RAM (note I opted not to get PC3L or Low Voltage RAM as I was told I would not need it but I did stick with ECC over non-ECC as it is much cheaper and my machine can take either type.)

Anyways, I install my new RAM in place of my old RAM and all I get is Diagnostic LED 3 & 4 lit.  No video or beeps.  I tried just one of the new sticks in slot 1, but nothing.  I put the original RAM back in and decided to ask for advice as I am not accustomed to working on servers/workstations as much as I am regular consumer PCs.

I did follow everything mentioned in the link below, but no luck.
Thanks for any help!


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We have 2 Dell T3600 available to us but I have a question concerning the drive capacity. I see they only have 2 drives slots but the spec say the you can add more.
I am assuming they are talking about removing the DVD player and inserting some type of holder.
I don't have one to look at. I would need to insert an SSD in the DVD slot and the other slots would take a 2 drive array.
Do they have a carriage to put in that holds a drive and what about the face plate?
Thanks in advance.

A:T3600 Drive Capacity

You'd need this part:

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