Vostro 400 - Quad Core support?

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Vostro 400 - Quad Core support?

  • Do all vostro 400 motherboards support the q6600 quad core processor?.. specifically the part number # RN474? The reason why I ask is because I know that the inspiron 530 has two revisions of its motherboard where one doesn't support the quads. Thanks in advance
  • I have 16 Vostro 400's with 2.4 Quads, I check them for you and they are all Motherboard No. 0GN723. I'm not sure about your board but I do know that the Quad system comes with a 350w PSU rather than a 300w.

     

    Mike
    aka "The Commander"


    System (1) XPS720
    Windows Vista Ultimate
    Intel® Core™2 Quad Q6600 2.40 GHz 1066 Mhz, 4Gb Crucial DDR2 PC2-6400 800MHz SLI-Ready
    Qty.(1) Seagate Barracuda 250Gb Hard Drive, Qty.(2) Seagate Barracuda 500Gb Hard Drive
    nVidia GeForce 8800 GTX 786Mb Memory, Dual Drives: 16X DVD-RW & 16X DVD-Rom
    Dell 24" Widescreen Flat Panel LCD Monitor


    System's (2) thru (17) Vostro 400's
    Intel® Core™2 Quad Q6600 2.40GHz 1066MHz, Windows XP Home Edition
    2GB Dell DDR2 PC-6400 800MHz, 128MB NVIDIA® GeForce® 8300GS
    250GB Serial ATA Hard Drive, Dual Drives: 16X DVD-RW Burner & 48X CD Burner/DVD
    Dell 20" Widescreen Flat Panel LCD Monitor

  • From the user manual:

    "Due to the unique architecture of the Intel Core 2 Quad processor, your system board and power supply must be included when upgrading processors."

     

    If I understand that correctly, if you didn't order the quad processor at the time you purchased the system, the exisitng motherboard and power supply won't support it, and would have to be upgraded along with the new CPU.

     

    And you might want to read this thread.

     

    Ron 

    If this answers your question, please click  Yes  

    Ron

    Forum Member since 2004

    I am NOT a Dell employee

  • Thanks RoHe,

     

    I knew I had read that somewhere but I did not want to mention it without being able to quote the source.

     

    Good Work

     

    Mike
    aka "The Commander"


    System (1) XPS720
    Windows Vista Ultimate
    Intel® Core™2 Quad Q6600 2.40 GHz 1066 Mhz, 4Gb Crucial DDR2 PC2-6400 800MHz SLI-Ready
    Qty.(1) Seagate Barracuda 250Gb Hard Drive, Qty.(2) Seagate Barracuda 500Gb Hard Drive
    nVidia GeForce 8800 GTX 786Mb Memory, Dual Drives: 16X DVD-RW & 16X DVD-Rom
    Dell 24" Widescreen Flat Panel LCD Monitor


    System's (2) thru (17) Vostro 400's
    Intel® Core™2 Quad Q6600 2.40GHz 1066MHz, Windows XP Home Edition
    2GB Dell DDR2 PC-6400 800MHz, 128MB NVIDIA® GeForce® 8300GS
    250GB Serial ATA Hard Drive, Dual Drives: 16X DVD-RW Burner & 48X CD Burner/DVD
    Dell 20" Widescreen Flat Panel LCD Monitor