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USFF 755 and 760 processor upgrade.

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All, I have acquired an optiplex 755 usff and optiplex 760 usff and want to setup home based virtual labs on them.

Currently they have E2160 and E2200 procs respectively.

I want to know are there any quad cores that I can upgrade them with?

I went out and bought 2 Q8200 and both stop at:

Alert! Incompatible processor detected.

System Halted!

Can someone please comment?

I searched and searched but can't find an accurate answer to that question.

Thank You and much appreciated.

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  • Hi f_v_man,

    Welcome to the Community.

    Please ensure you update the BIOS before processor upgrade. Please click the link mentioned below which will take you to the drivers website:

    http://dell.to/QjjZDA

    Enter the Service Tag of the computer and choose the Operating System installed on the computer. Please update the latest version of drivers and BIOS available.

    For OptiPlex 760

     Intel Core2 QuadIntel Core2 DuoIntel Pentium Dual-CoreIntel Celeron Dual-CoreIntel Celeron
     Q9550 Q9650 Q9400 Q8300 Q8200E8600 E8500 E8400 E8300E7300 E7200E6550E4700E2220 E2200E1400440
    # of cores 4 2 2 2 2 2 2 1
    FSB speed 1333 MHz 1333 MHz 1066 MHz 1333 MHz 800 MHz 800 MHz 800 MHz 800 MHz
    L2 Cache size 12 MB
    4 MB
    6 MB 3 MB 4 MB 2 MB 1 MB 512 KB 512 KB
    XD1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    EM64T support2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    EIST3 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N
    IVT4 Y Y N Y N N N N
    TXT5 N Y Y (E7200 only) Y N N N N

    For OptiPlex 755

     Intel Core2 QuadIntel Core2 DuoIntel Core2 DuoIntel Pentium Dual-CoreIntel Celeron
     Q6700 Q6600E6850 E6750 E6550E4500 E4400 E4300E2180 E2160 E2140430 440
    # of cores 4 2 2 2 1
    FSB speed 1066 MHz 1333 MHz 800 MHz 800 MHz 800 MHz
    Cache size 8 MB L2 4 MB L2 2 MB L2 1 MB L2 512 KB L2
    XD1 Y Y Y Y Y
    EM64T support2 Y Y Y Y Y
    EIST3 Y Y Y Y N
    IVT4 Y Y Y (E4500 only)
    N
    N N

    Please refer to the manual mentioned below:

    http://bit.ly/121lRuQ

    Thanks & Regards
    Manshu S
    #iworkfordell

  • Hi Manshu. Thanks for replying. Are you sure the aboe are for USFF chassis? I was pretty sure about Q8200 would work in the Optiplex 760 but it halted at incompatible message. I also upgraded to the latest BIOS for 760 - A15. How can I ensure that Q8200 will work?

  • I used Q8200 and it doesn't work on my optiplex 760 usff. Can someone help me the right direction?

  • You cant use a 95W processor in a USFF that only has 150W Power brick.

    Report Unresolved Customer Service Issues here:

    Dell - Unresolved Customer Service Issues

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