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I have an Optiplex 760 Mini Tower with an e7400 CPU. I originally thought this supported VT-x extensions but it appears from checking at http://ark.intel.com/VTList.aspx#26547 and via http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/linux/linux-tip-how-to-tell-if-your-processor-supports-vt/  that my specific revision doesn't. I therefore want to know if its possible to easily upgrade to a CPU which supports VT-x ?

Either another Core Duo such as an e8400 or a quad such as a Quad Q8200. Both are listed in the OPTIPLEX 760 Technical Guidebook. I particularly wasn't sure about the Q8200 as that uses a 1333FSB so wondered if it required a different motherboard.

Can anyone offer advice?

Thanks

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  • peteraymond,

    The Optiplex 760MT uses two motherboards -
    T674K Non-Quad core CPU motherboard
    U562N Quad core CPU motherboard

    You have the 1st one so you cannot use a quad core CPU on it.

    38G73 E7400, 2.8GHz, 3MB, WFD, R0, (With VT)
    F31F5 E7500, 2.93GHz, 3MB, WFD, R0, (With VT)
    06YMG Wolfdale Dual Core E7600, 3.06GHz, 3MB, 65W, R0, (With VT)
    H399J Wolfdale Dual Core E8400, 3.0GHz, 6MB, 65W, E0, 1333FSB
    D923J Wolfdale Dual Core E8500, 3.16GHz, 6MB, 65W, E0, 1333FSB
    N654J Wolfdale Processor E8600, 3.33GHz

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  • Thanks that's really useful. So how do I work out which CPUs I can put in?

    Specifically which CPUs can I use which support VT-x?

    Thanks

  • Hi Chris,

    I'm having a optiplex 760ssf, how do I know with kind of motherboard i'm using?

    Thanks,

    Eric

  • Hi lee_maomao,

    The Dell OptiPlex 760SFF also uses two types of motherboards depending upon the processor one is for quad core and other Non-Quad core CPU motherboard.

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  • Part Number(s): U562N/ 0U562N Motherboard, Smith MT, Smith Bases P583N & P584N, TPM (M858N, Supports Quad Core CPU)

    E8000 series Intel® CoreTM2 Duo 6M, 1333 FSB   

    E7000 series Intel® CoreTM2 Duo 3M, 1066 FSB    

    E2000 series Intel® Pentium® Dual Core 1M, 800 FSB

    E1000 series Intel® Celeron® Dual Core 512K, 800 FSB

    400 series Intel® Celeron® 512K, 800 FSB

    38G73 E7400, 2.8GHz, 3MB, WFD, R0, (With VT)
    F31F5 E7500, 2.93GHz, 3MB, WFD, R0, (With VT)
    06YMG Wolfdale Dual Core E7600, 3.06GHz, 3MB, 65W, R0, (With VT)
    H399J Wolfdale Dual Core E8400, 3.0GHz, 6MB, 65W, E0, 1333FSB
    D923J Wolfdale Dual Core E8500, 3.16GHz, 6MB, 65W, E0, 1333FSB
    N654J Wolfdale Processor E8600, 3.33GHz

    What about G214D?

    What are the validated CPU's???


    Also is a larger power supply than the 305W unit required when using Quad Core CPU in the Smith Tower.

    Is there a copper heatpipe Heatsink?  Looks like the precision 380/390/XPS 410/420 heatsink.

     

    Intel Core2 Quad

    Intel Core2 Duo

    Intel Pentium Dual-Core

    Intel Celeron Dual-Core

    Intel Celeron

    Model

    Q9550 Q9650 Q9400 Q8300 Q8200

    E8600 E8500 E8400 E8300

    E7300 E7200

    E6550

    E4700

    E2220 E2200

    E1400

    440

     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



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  • I also have a  Dell OptiPlex 760SFF and need to replace CPU. How can I find the socket info and CPU limitations. THANKS

  • I have a 760 SFF [ADMIN NOTE: Service tag removed per privacy policy].  Can you please advise if this system has the motherboard which will support a Core2  Quad Q9400?  Thank you!

  • I'd also like to upgrade my processor, if I give you my service tag can you let me know which processor to buy?