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Dual Xeon v Core2Duo

Q: Dual Xeon v Core2Duo

Hi all,

I want a pc to use as a testbed at work, and will dual boot it with a server OS and XP Pro.

I was thinking of a EVO W6000 DUAL XEON 2.2GHz because i can get a refurbed one for Ģ140, or
a Core2duo based rig (probably E2180, then OC it) which will mostly likely cost me double that.

Now, it is only a test rig, but i'd be insterested to know what you guys think will give greater performance out of the 2 rigs.

If i had a E6400 v dual Xeon 2.2, which would you favour (just comparing approximate like for like clock speeds here)

Also, would you recommend dual boots from the same hdd, or separate installs on separate hdd's. If separate then i may struggle with the EVO pc.

Thanks for any advice.

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A: Dual Xeon v Core2Duo

If you all you are after is raw performance, then those Xeons in there are ancient (based on the first P4) and even a single Core 2 core with modern RAM can probably do faster than those two Xeons together.

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Currently using a Dell 420 SCSI Workstation with 512MB rambus memory & single P-III processor, SCSI 10K drives...However no amount of adjusting memory or hardware configurations can turn this into a machine that can process two (2) or three (3) open graphics programs at once without crashing or just sitting there; you probably know what I mean. I use CorelDraw 10, Adobe, FrontPage & other Web designing tools plus Lt CAD. all graphics intensive programs by themselves, and some need to be open together.
I want to BUILD a system that will currently handle "Win XP Pro" plus the above mentioned programs without causing me so much grief!
There is confusion about the set-up.
Two 3+GHz Xeon processors with 2GB DDR memory on a WI-2P Abit motherboard with a 7505 chipset vs one P-4, 3.60GHz with 2GB memory on a Intel or other motherboard with an 876 chipset, dito memory! I have never build a system but keep 4 office Dells all network running so I am not intimited by the Build-Process. Any one who has first hand knowledge and has done a, from scratch build I would appreciate any input.
A. Vancortlandt

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Which would you go with? Also I'm partial to MSI, Asus and GigaByte motherboards.
I like games like Rainbow Six and Ghost Recon. I do a lot of MP3's and I plan on getting the MSI nBox FX5900 Video card.
I want to keep it low priced sinse I'm getting such an expensive video card.


A:AMD 64 or Dual XEON

I would still get a AthlonXP... AMD64's are still to new and expensive, and Dual XEON's are wayyyyyyyyyy to expensive and will not give you any noticiable improvements in gaming.

Untill amd64's get established, if you really want a dual cpu system, get a Dual Athlon MP one, they are far cheaper.

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Hello everyone,

Just wondering if XP can put a Dual Xeon system to good use.. or will it only use 1 processor?



A:XP on Dual Xeon

Windows XP supports up to 2 processors, so it will take advantage of the dual-xeons

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based off the responses i got when talking about a dual athlon mp system... it doesnt look so great. so i'm thinking of some other options. i've got a friend who does 3d animation and uses an older gateway server. It's got a dual xeon motherboard but he only uses one processor... when i had the chance of working on this system, it seemed REALLY fast. it could be that he had a SCSI drive that spun so fast you could hear it grind, or it could be that he did't have all the clutter on it and was running windows NT 4. but like i said, it was REALLY fast. i'm just asking for some thoughts on this because right now (besides the INSANE cost for a dual xeon motherboard) it seems like a viable option. thanks!

A:dual P2 XEON?

geez... no one here has ever used anything besides a p4 or athlon? :rolleyes:

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I have got a Supermicro X5DA8 mainboard with two Xeon 2.8 GHz processors.
Would two of those processors
Intel Xeon CPU Processor 3.2 GHz 533 MHz
1MB 604 SL72Y as offered on ebay
Intel Xeon CPU Processor 3 2 GHz 533 MHz 1MB 604 SL72Y | eBay
work with my
Super Micro Computer, Inc. - Products | Motherboards | Xeon Boards | X5DA8

A:Xeon Dual Core 2.8GHz, can I easily upgrade to Dual Core 3.2GHz ?

Super Micro has no CPU support list that I could find for this board, nor in the manual. It may take a call or email to them to find out for sure.
I would be careful buying such used item from an eBay seller, check their return policies and reviews first.

Overall, from what little info I could find, it seems the 3,2GHz Xeons will work, but just a guess.

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I want some opinions of the idea of getting two Xeon 3040 and a server motherboard to make one hell of a powerfull machine. Bad idea or one that could be very fast

A:dual Xeon 3040

You might as well just buy a Dual core processor, it would be just as good and cheaper.

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I have been offered the pick of either of two systems at work

first is a DELL Precision 530 with dual P4 1.7 Ghz Xeons

second is a DELL SC 430 with one dual core 3.2 Ghz CPU
both have the same size memory , both have the same hard drives in RAID 0

i do autocad from home office and moonlight with commodities / stock market trading applications

which is the better pick ? , i cant test them out until i sign for one of them.

A:which is better 2 x Xeon or 1 x dual core ?

I do not know too much about the differences of the two architectures, but from the basic info you provide, it seems the dual core option will be much better due to the massive clock speed difference. Also, the 2x Xeon is probably using an obsolete chipset that may not compete well with the dual core setup, therfore being a lesser performer.

From the little I know about the Intel Pentium D, they function in a similar fashion as a real 2x cpu setup.

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Anyone built a Dual Xeon system with Supermicro P4DP6 board before? It will not even power up at all on Supermicro, but runs fine on a Gigabyte 8IPXPR-C. According to Supermicro, a special Supermicro dual xeon Power supply must be used for it to power up. Anyone know if this is true? I don't want to go through the hassel with returns if this is bogus.

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i just bought a INTEL SE7501WV2 dual xeon motherboard with 2 2.4ghz xeon processors.i want too use it as a home pc and was planning on just installing xp on there.i was wondering will it show up as a dual core in xp,and if it will still run fairly fast like the new dual core processors?thanks

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I am currently running a Dell Precision 690 workstation at work and was thinking about adding another Xeon processor to improve performance when running Autodesk Inventor mechanical design software. The machine currently has one Intel Xeon 5150 @2.66Ghz and 4Gb of ram. I can't find anywhere that would tell me what sort of performance increase could be expected. Any info would be appreciated.

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Hi, I recently aquired a hp z600 , and wanted to upgrade it. As ive had one of these before i ordered 2x x5660s for it. After much trial and error. I discovered that it will only run one of these cpus at a time (Im not sure if this chip is even supported at all) this being due to it having a boot block of 09, and not 10. So now im lookiong for the best/and most powerful alternative, which seems to be the x5590. Could andy one tell me that these are supported for working in a dual enviroment on a rev b hp z600. Is there a better chip that i can use instead? Most of the x55xx chips seem to be supported but these are not mentioned in the documents Thanks

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I want to upgrade my Supermicro X5DAL-TG2 mobo in order to accommodate a GeForce 7800 video card. I want to salvage as much of my existing system as possible: two Xeon 2.8s, 4x512 MB 180 pin Kingston RAM, Adaptec dual 160 SCSI controller card, NewTek VT card (32 bit PCI). Which dual Xeon board would you recommend?

A:Upgrade a dual Xeon mobo to add PCI Express

as usual... im a MSI lover... so ill recommend you the followin MoBo with its Specs...


12 in (L) x 13 in (W), SSI EEB 3.0 form factor
? 8 DIMMs w/ DDR266 up to 32GB or 8 DIMMs w/ DDR 333 upto 24GB
? 1 PCI; 2 PCI-X(100MHz): 1 PCI-X (133MHz); 2 PCI-E 8X
? SCSI interface Adaptec AIC-7902 Ultra-320; Support Dual channel SCSI Ultra 320; Support Adaptec ZCR (Zero-Channel RAID)
? Dual Gb LAN; On board graphic; MSI server management IPMI 1.5

Remember to check you socket type in order to get the right one...

Regards from Panama

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Hello all..

Have a quick ? for you all...

I have installed Windows 7 on my IBM Intellistation machine which has 2 Intel 3.6Ghz Dual Core Xeon Processors. Here's my question...

In Device Mangler, it shows Processors>Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 3.60Ghz x 4. When I check Task Manager, it shows me the utilization of two processors.

Is this correct!? Should TM show 4 boxes instead of two!? Or is Windows 7 seeing everything okay?!

Thanks in advance!

A:Dual Core Xeon 3.6Ghz Processors

Which version of Win7 do you have?

It's not easy to find the information, but apparently you need Professional or Ultimate to use two physical sockets. Home Premium only supports one.

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I have a strange problem on a HP z600 with dual Quadcore Xeon @2,93 Ghz with HT, OS is Windows 7 Ultimate x64.

CPU-z can see correctly two cpus with 4 cores but with only 4 threads.

I checked BIOS settings and I enabled HT and multi cpu support, than with CPU-z i can see only 1 processor with 4 cores and 8 threads.....

On msconfig>boot>advanced options>Number of processor the scroll-down show from 1 to 8 as maximum.

Testing with cinebench or frybench only 8 cores are working instead of 16.....

Where is the problem?

A:Canīt see all my CPUs/trheads on dual Xeon configuration

No ideas?

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Hi guys first post.
first dual socket build.
question...will a xeon 604 socket cpu running 533 fsb
work on a board running at 800 fsb...it is a Tyan board if that helps

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Wondering if anyone has tried a non-Nocona, E-ATX dual Xeon board in the HAF 932. I'm talking one of the newer Dual-Xeon boards. I know I lose the single-CPU ATX back opening, but I'm more concerned about if it actually handles a dual-Xeon E-ATX board.

Thanks for any help.

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I'm building a dual xeon machine and I need to find a couple of heatsinks that will fit on the newer xeon boards (where the processors are right next to each other) and will be as quiet as possible. When I've built dual xeon machines before, the stock heatsinks sound like a vacuum cleaner on overdrive. Thanks in advance,


A:semi quiet Dual Xeon Heatsinks

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Hello guys, since now everything was okay, but there is not OEM XPs anymore on market,
What is the problem, installation starts, everything looks good, it ask me for drivers for RAID, my array is just mirror build by embedded ESB2 on-board, I've got such diskette already prepared,
and it continue, it's pretty close probably to final and after last restart it just hangs up instead of loading of settings.
The mentioned machine is SuperMicro 1RU server with 2xXeon 2GB RAM and Adaptec Host RAID. Please advise.

A:Win7 corrupted installation on Dual Xeon machine.

Windows 7 doesn't like RAID very much.

Can you change your SATA controller to ACHI or IDE setting and retry installation with one HD?

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Hello everyone,
I am wondering if anyone has tried this. I am looking to buy a refurbished version of this computer and would like to know if it is compatible with Windows 10 64 bit and Windows Server 2012 R2.
I currently have an aging Precision 670 that is running Windows Server 2012 that I can not move higher than that version due to the required new instruction sets of older processors that are 64 bit. Will this machine have the same problem or will it work okay with these operating systems?
The model I am looking at is the T7400 with dual E5450 3.0 GHz Xeon processors installed and 8 gb of ram.
Any help you can provide on this would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you for your time.

A:T7400 with dual E5450 3.0 GHz Xeon processors and Windows 10 64 bit

Hello!  So i'm not an expert with Servers but from what information I got, Dell didn't support this machine past Windows Vista, which would be Windows Server 2012 (not R2 sadly).  Its possible you can fiddle with it to get it to work, but finding drivers etc., may be difficult if not impossible.

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I've seen this posted on a few forums so here goes. It appears that various folks have struggled with this process through Vista and Windows XP 64- This is my first post and I've heard nothing but good things about this group. Please help me!

INTENT: I am upgrading a Dell Precision 490 Workstation with Dual Quad Core Xeon Processors, 4GB RAM, and 160GB SAS ATA HD from Windows XP-64 to Windows 7 SP1 Professional 64-Bit. Fresh installation.

CHALLENGE: Windows 7 64-Bit SP1 Professional will NOT see the 2nd XEON processor.

THINGS TRIED: I used MSCONFIG in the start Menu. Went to the Boot Tab. Pressed the Advanced Options Button and on multiple boots did the following: a. Clicked on the multiple processors button and rebooted. b. Clicked it again and rebooted. I was only able to select 4 processors from the single Xeon that the system is seeing.
I upgaded the system BIOS from Dell's A06 to A08.
I entered F2 to enter BIOS setup and looked for any Multiprocessor menu's, support, HAL selection, etc... Nada. There is one menu for multi-threading which this generation of Xeon does NOT support (Xeon E5320).
Went to my local computer store, bought some new heat-paste and reseated both processors. Rebooted and tried #1 and #3 again. No sucesss.
I double checked all the other things you might think about. This is a stock Dell MOBO and I didn't see any CUDA-styled swith (like on the Apple) to reset the MOBO. There aren't any jumpers on this system to turn on/off a dual proce... Read more

A:Dual quad core only recognizing single xeon-- help!

There are a few knowns for others in this situation that need to be said about Windows 7 and that is:

To elaborate, the Home Basic and Starter editions support 1 physical processor, with an unlimited amount of cores. All other editions support 2 physical processors.

Remember, it's processor, then core. A processor consists of cores.


Windows Starter and Home Premium dont' support Muti-Processing
Windows Professional, Enterprise, and ultimate Do.

By the Way, I'm using Professional 64-bit. I downloaded CPU-Z as directed by several other folks wrestling with similar issues on the web. I am copying and pasting the resuts here for your assistance.

CPU-Z TXT Report
CPU-Z version 1.60
Number of processors 1
Number of threads 4

Processor 0
-- Core 0
-- Thread 0 0
-- Core 1
-- Thread 0 1
-- Core 2
-- Thread 0 2
-- Core 3
-- Thread 0 3

Processors Information
Processor 1 ID = 0
Number of cores 4 (max 4)
Number of threads 4 (max 4)
Name Intel Xeon E5320
Codename Clovertown
Specification Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5320 @ 1.86GHz
Package (platform ID) Socket 771 LGA (0x6)
CPUID ... Read more

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Okay. I have a dual xeon setup running VUltimate. I made the changes in msconfig to boot with 2 processors. (Boot Advanced Options - Number of Processors)The time to boot dropped from 83 secs to 57sec. But when I look at Task Manager, Performance tab, there are only two processors showing in the graph. Should be 4 with HT. The BIOS splash screen on reboot only listed 2 instead of the usual 4 and HT was disabled.
I change the msconfig to boot with 4 cpus, apply and reboot. Had a couple "mini" (they showed up in the center of the screen)blue screens back to boot. When vista did boot it took the same amount of time as having the cpu box unchecked and grayed out. But Task Manager showed 4 CPUs as it does when the cpu box is unchecked. BIOS splash screen confirms 4 cpus.

Why would 2 cpus without hyperthreading boot faster than the four cpu setting w/HT or the default setting?

A:Dual Xeon number of processors at boot issue

on a side note, with that much power, why arent you using vista 64-bit?

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A Win 7 install on an old server has got me flummoxed. I cannot get the taskbar to function properly. I have tried every trick I have found Googling and none have fixed the problem. I have reloaded the OS twice since the original install and same problems reappear. Once as a Win 7 "upgrade" keeping all my files and lastly as a full HD wipe and a fresh install. The original install used the on-board 8 MB video and same problems occurred. I hoped a new video card would fix the problem. I have loaded all the various versions of windows on different machines and have never seen this issue. I have run every software and hardware system integrity check I know and nothing is found. All my programs seems to function fine.


If you open and close a program, the icon in the taskbar gets "stuck" and will not go away. If you put a shortcut on the taskbar, it functions on the first mouse click to open. After closing, the icon in the taskbar again gets "stuck" and will not go away. It does not open again unless you to press Shift on the keyboard and then mouse click on the icon. If you open a large number of programs or any task that puts and icons on the taskbar will quickly clutter the taskbar with icons both with and without graphics. There can be no active program, process or task and the taskbar be full of "ghost" icons. Only a reboot or killing and reloading explorer.exe will make the taskbar look normal until you open a program and t... Read more

A:Taskbar functionality problems on new install on dual Xeon server

Have you installed your GPU drivers for the nvidia GPU, do you have the model of the motherboard and any addon cards? Does this persist if your using the classic theme (as in no areo)?

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I i have HP Z620 dual xeon 2,2GHz 32GB ram and during boot it's show : 942-memory training ErrorDIMM 1 on CPU 0 experience an error during training (CODE  3015). what i can do ?


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A:hp Z620 dual Xeon 942-memory training Error (CODE 3015)

The memory slot number refers to the physical positin, not th eorder that you load the memory . Slot 1 is at the far right, and to the right of the processor are slots 1,2,3,4.  To the left it continues 5,6,7,8, and all this is printed in tiny numbers on the motherboard. So, take out that far right memory stick and carefully clean both sides of the contacts with 70-90% IPA (not the beer type).  Or, use DNA for that.  Then reseat.  That will usually fix it.

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Intel Sandy Bridge finally goes dual socket with new Xeon E5-2600 range

Intel has launched its Xeon E5-2600 range: dual socket processors sporting up to eight cores and 16 threads each, based on its Sandy Bridge core design.

Sandy Bridge processors with up to four cores and eight threads have been shipping for desktop and portable systems for more than a year now, but it's taken Intel a while to scale up and validate its new "Sandy Bridge EP" design for the dual socket market. A further delay was caused by Intel's decision to secretly ship the first processors to HPC customers building supercomputers.

The new processors are closely related to the Sandy Bridge E processors that hit the market last November. They extend the standard single socket Sandy Bridge design with more cores (up to 8), more cache (up to 20 MB), more PCIe connectivity (40 lanes of PCIe 3.0), more memory bandwidth (four DDR3 channels, running at up to 1600 MHz) and more memory capacity (up to 3 DIMMs per channel, for a total of 384 GB per processor). The Sandy Bridge EP (and E) parts lack the integrated graphics of the regular Sandy Bridge, but are bigger and better in every other way.

Intel Sandy Bridge finally goes dual socket with new Xeon E5-2600 range

A:Intel Sandy Bridge finally goes dual socket with new Xeon E5-2600 ...

Aren't Xeons specifically made for servers?

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I was just wondering if anybody has any experience with Intel S2600CWTR series serverboards and Xeon 2600 V4 processors.
It boots fine with single CPU 2600 V4 and also with dual Xeon V3 .... but not with dual V4.

Intel says only board rev H12882-260 has this issue .... but not H12882-261 or H12882-262 ... so they sent me new boards ... still the same problem.

I really want to use the V4 becsue of better memory bandwidth, but I may have to downgrade to V3.

Anybody know anything about this issue?

Many thanks for any insight.

Update as of 07-21-2016:
Intel has been unable to come with an answer ... and it has become evident that they don't test their new products ... nobody actually sticks a couple of processors in the sockets and makes sure it works. They rely 100% on the CAD simulators. Wish I also was that confident about my designs that I could send to customers without testing. It should be noted however ... with Xeon V3, these are really good motherboards.

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Hi i have one Z620 dual Xeon 2,2gHz 32 gb ram psu 800 wi can install one GTX 1080 nvidia ? the problem is: i have 2 6  pin 75w connector there are enought power to convert one 6 pin to 8 pin 150W connector ?and how many watts need the graphics card? this is the power consumprion of GTX 1080 Founders Edition: 

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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.
I have checked using 'sandra lite' and the hardware list shows they have identical specs and stepping except for the part number and they... Read more

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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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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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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I've been looking for the front panel pin layout on the Dell Dual Xeon Motherboard with Dell P/N: 0WN7Y6 (it is a # zero, W, N, #7, Y, #6). 
The front panel connector is 27-pin...28 spots with one pin left blank. The pin layout isn't included in the manual and I'm trying to boot two of these motherboards without the 27-pin connector. I just need to know which pins need to be jumpered in order to test for boot to BIOS.
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

A:Dell Motherboard- P/N 0WN7Y6 Dual Xeon Motherboard Front Panel Pin Layout

Dell doesn't make the front panel connector pin-outs public. So unless you map them yourself or somebody else has done it...

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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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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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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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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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Hi Guys,

My computer was pretty basic when I got it 5 years ago and I have steadily upgraded it since then. I currently have a 3.0ghz P4 and the other day I bought an E6750 Core2Duo but my computer wouldn't boot with it in - I guess this may be because of the 1333mhz FSB??
I'm considering getting an E4600 with 800mhz FSB - do you think this would run if my computer supports a P4 - both are socket 775 and same FSB, but I'm not sure if the original problem with the E6750 might have just been my old mobo not supporting Core2Duo.

Copied the following from 3DMark about the mobo if that's any use?

Supported Slot Types ISA, PCI, AGP Model SiS-661 BIOS Vendor Phoenix Technologies, LTD BIOS Version AWARD - 42302e31 BIOS Release Date 12/04/05 BIOS Properties Plug and Play, Flash, AGP

I'll be saving for a new computer because I know I've got to the stage where I can't upgrade this any more as the fundamental parts are old but I thought spending Ģ40 on a Core2Duo might make it more tolerable in the mean time!!

Thanks for you help!

A:Can I run a Core2Duo

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i currently have a 2.5gHZ core 2 duo,
4gb of g-skill 1066,
sapphire 5770 OC version,
windows 7,

and im looking at upgrading the CPU to, either an i5 or i7
this mean, new ram motherboard and cpu

i can get an i5 setup with, i5 611 3.33gHZ, 4gb kingston 2000mhz (ddr3 of course) and a gigabyte GA-H55M-USB3 [Intel H55/LGA1156
for $540 flat

i7 2600 3.4gHZ , Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R [Intel X58 , kingston 2000mhz
for $777

is it worth spending the extra money on the i7????
+ is it even worth upgrading to i5 * i know i7 just kicks ass*

A:2.5 core2duo vs i5 vs i7

Worth the upgrade, yes. One small problem with your second choice, you can't fit a socket 1155 CPU into a socket 1366 motherboard. Also kind of hard to price it out at the moment as most if not all retailers have pulled the new 1155 boards because of this,

Intel Discloses Chip Glitch

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Hi guys!

I want to buy a new desktop and am really confused in a few matters. I am sure you guys can help me out with it. Although the list of my doubts is some what long, but please try to help me as much as possible.
What is the basic difference between C2D & C2Q. As I am not much into multitasking, should I go for a C2D or C2Q. I generally do one thing at a time and here is C2Q going to give better performance than C2D. Please also provide me with some links where in I can learn a bit more about the difference between C2Q & C2D.
I saw that Intel Q6600 is 2.8 GHz. Does this mean that all four cores have a speed of 2.8 Ghz. or is it the total of all four.
How does a higher L2 Cache help in a computers performance.
I heard that Intel is soon going to launch 45nm processors against the present 65nm. Does this "nm" part has any effect in the overall speed of the machine or is it just for voltage. Moreover, should I wait for the new 45nm or is it ok to go for 65nm.
Now the most important one, should it be Intel or AMD. Whichever it may be, please also mention the model of the processor and if possible, a good motherboard also for the same.
Thanks in advance...

A:Core2Duo or Core2Quad???

go4saket said:

Hi guys!

I want to buy a new desktop and am really confused in a few matters. I am sure you guys can help me out with it. Although the list of my doubts is some what long, but please try to help me as much as possible.
What is the basic difference between C2D & C2Q. As I am not much into multitasking, should I go for a C2D or C2Q. I generally do one thing at a time and here is C2Q going to give better performance than C2D. Please also provide me with some links where in I can learn a bit more about the difference between C2Q & C2D.
I saw that Intel Q6600 is 2.8 GHz. Does this mean that all four cores have a speed of 2.8 Ghz. or is it the total of all four.
How does a higher L2 Cache help in a computers performance.
I heard that Intel is soon going to launch 45nm processors against the present 65nm. Does this "nm" part has any effect in the overall speed of the machine or is it just for voltage. Moreover, should I wait for the new 45nm or is it ok to go for 65nm.
Now the most important one, should it be Intel or AMD. Whichever it may be, please also mention the model of the processor and if possible, a good motherboard also for the same.
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i have Dual Core2 Quad 6700 Extreme ... and it's freakin fast, but you might find the price a bit expensive around 1200$ only for the CPU if not more now...

and as for a good motherbaord ah well XFX has launches a nice Nvidia force Motherboard witch will be very c... Read more

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Iam right now installing a C2Dou E4500 and im having problems getting the HSF on...
the white plastic bits pertrude about 4ml out the back but all dont look equal and i can lift the fan up a bit it seems to run up n down on the 4 catches (that u press down on)...

how will i know when its on proper?

ive took it off and tried again but still the same...im pressing REAL hard and im scared i will break the new mobo if i press any harder..



A:installing Core2Duo ..HELP..!!!

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I recently bought my new motherboard a few days ago (manufacturer refurbished) since i'm on a very low budget

I am currently using the Pentium D 3.00GHz in my system at the moment since I manage to find one in a old system we had a good few years back.

I plan to do gaming,video editing,some 3D and intro making and web designing/browsing.
(yes i know it a old socket please don't bring that up the system still works)

So what would be better for these takes?

The intel pentium D 3.00Ghz or the Core2Duo 2.33Ghz?
I don't like the clock speed with the Core2Duo but I am not sure if that will effect anything.
I just had a look with CPU-Z they both have 2 cores.

Please answer asap that way I can make a decision of replacing my current cpu or leaving it in the system.

A:What CPU Is Better? Core2Duo Or Pentium D?

I would stick with the Pentium, I think it will have better instructions and work better.

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I have a 1.8 gig core 2 duo overclocked to 2.8 gig via 400mhz FSB.
In 3d mark I get a much better score on the cpu test but not on the game tests, and I dont get any extra FPS in games either.

Is this because my 7600GT can't keep up?

Also why wont my 7600 core clock any higher its not reaching anywhere near its max temp?

do I need to up the pci-e voltage or something.

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My system seems to not use both cores of my Core2Duo Processor...

1. HWMonitor shows only one Core.

2. A gadjet that monitors CPU activity, when I forced a cpu load (registry search) Core1 reached 100% but core2 was not used at all.

3. In my Device Manager I see 2 cores.

4. Taskman shows only one activity window for one core!

Any thoughts? Anyone else noticed that on their system?

I haven't installed anything except for Windows Update-found drivers
Motherboard: ASUS P5LD2X/1333. No chipset drivers manually downloaded. ( I will test it after downloading them, but it's strange how it is now)

Note: I have another PC with ASUS P5GC-MX/1333 and it shows both cores...

A:Core2Duo utilizing only 1 Core?

Look in msconfig in the boot tab click on advanced options and see how many processors there is. Then check the box and select 2 then ok then check make all boot settings permanent.

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I have a 1.8 gig core 2 duo overclocked to 2.8 gig via 400mhz FSB.
In 3d mark I get a much better score on the cpu test but not on the game tests, and I dont get any extra FPS in games either.

Is this because my 7600GT can't keep up?

Also why wont my 7600 core clock any higher its not reaching anywhere near its max temp?

do I need to up the pci-e voltage or something.

A:Core2Duo 1.8 running @ 2.8 can my 7600GT keep up?

It could be the power going to your card, but reguardless that card doesnt overclock well.

I have a g80 ultra and I was running a quad, the quad couldnt keep up based on some benchmarks and reading a lot of reviews. Your cpu and vga scores wont be equal anyhow. You would probably have to get a 7900/7950gt/gtx to see your score gets any higher, or equal to your cpu scores.

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dual (65nm)Intel Core2Duo(released on Jan2007) is compatible with DDR3 motherboard??

A:Core2duo and DDR3 Motherboard

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Hello,the forum is great!It is have everything!But i am having a problem!I make my pc yesterday and i was thinking if i buy new videocard and procesor it will rock but it hadn't i am using Vista Ultimate X64 with Core2Duo 8400 ,GF EN9800GTX and NFS Underground 2 is laging my friends have vista scores 4.0 and is faster than mine !Where do you think is the problem!!??All drivers are from manufactured!

I hope someone help me!Thanks!

A:Core2duo 9800GTX laging!!!

When you start using a new build it will start slow and speed up as time goes by. This is because of indexing and other task running in the background.

There are 2 excellent tutorials on how to speed up the computer here;

Speed Up the Performance of Vista

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Which is faster?

This always confused me, I know the 775 board, the CPU can be significantly upgraded while the 478 board is maxed out at that point.

Would they be about the same? Or does the extra core give it an edge?

A:CPU comparison between P4 3.2 ghz 478 prescott and a core2duo 1.8 ghz?

Hiyya sdowney mate take a look at the specs in these links you will see the slower CPU has better specs for L2 cache for example (all round in my opinion) and it is 64bit capable whereas the other is a 32 bit processor.
ARK | Intel? Core?2 Duo Processor E4300 (2M Cache, 1.80 GHz, 800 MHz FSB)

ARK | Intel? Pentium? 4 Processor supporting HT Technology 3.20 GHz, 512K Cache, 800 MHz FSB

Plus the 3,2 is a very old processor mate.

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