CPU upgrade for Precision M6300

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CPU upgrade for Precision M6300

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I want to upgrade the CPU of my Precision M6300. Which processors can be used with it? 

My current processor is a Intel Core 2 Duo T7500  -  2.20GHz, 4MB L2 Cache, 800MHz FSB, Socket P (478 pin), 35W (65 nm Technology)

So far I found the following:

Merom (standard-voltage, 65 nm)
Intel Core 2 Duo T7800  -  2.60GHz, 4MB L2 Cache, 800MHz FSB, 35W

Penryn (standard-voltage, 45 nm)
Intel Core 2 Duo T9300  -  2.50GHz, 6MB L2 Cache, 800MHz FSB, 35W
Intel Core 2 Duo T9500  -  2.60GHz, 6MB L2 Cache, 800MHz FSB, 35W

Merom XE (standard-voltage, 65 nm)
Intel Core 2 Duo Extreme X7900  -  2.80GHz, 4MB L2 Cache, 800MHz FSB, 44W

Penryn XE (standard-voltage, 45 nm)
Intel Core 2 Duo Extreme X9000  -  2.80GHz, 6MB L2 Cache, 800MHz FSB, 44W

Can anybody confirm that those above are compatible with the M6300? 

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  • did you come any further on that topic ?

    Precision M6300, Precision M70 (died lately), OptiPlex 745 SFF & 755 MT

  • Yes! I got an Intel Core 2 Duo Extreme X9000 ES (2.80GHz, 6MB L2 Cache, 800MHz FSB, 44W, Engineering Sample) on ebay. Works fine!

  • Just in case someone is interested, these are CPU that should work with the Precision M6300:

    Intel® Core™2 Extreme Processor X9000 (6M L2 Cache, 2.80 GHz, 800 MHz FSB) 44W
    Intel® Core™2 Extreme Processor X7900 (4M L2 Cache, 2.80 GHz, 800 MHz FSB) 44W
    Intel® Core™2 Extreme Processor X7800 (4M L2 Cache, 2.60 GHz, 800 MHz FSB) 44W
    Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T9500 (6M L2 Cache, 2.60 GHz, 800 MHz FSB) 35W
    Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T9300 (6M L2 Cache, 2.50 GHz, 800 MHz FSB) 35W
    Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T8300 (3M L2 Cache, 2.40 GHz, 800 MHz FSB) 35W
    Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T8100 (3M L2 Cache, 2.10 GHz, 800 MHz FSB) 35W
    Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T7800 (4M L2 Cache, 2.60 GHz, 800 MHz FSB) 35W
    Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T7700 (4M L2 Cache, 2.40 GHz, 800 MHz FSB) 35W
    Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T7500 (4M L2 Cache, 2.20 GHz, 800 MHz FSB) 35W
    Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T7300 (4M L2 Cache, 2.00 GHz, 800 MHz FSB) 35W  
    Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T7250 (2M L2 Cache, 2.00 GHz, 800 MHz FSB) 35W
    Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T7100 (2M L2 Cache, 1.80 GHz, 800 MHz FSB) 35W 

    Package: Socket P - PPGA478 / PGA478 (478 pin)
    Chipset: Intel® 965PM Express chipset

     

  • good work, thank you!

    Did you try them all or what was your source ?

    Precision M6300, Precision M70 (died lately), OptiPlex 745 SFF & 755 MT

  • will these work in a M6300 ?
    Intel Core2 Extreme X9650 @ 3.00GHz
    Intel Core2 Extreme X9750 @ 3.16GHz
    Intel Core2 Extreme X9770 @ 3.20GHz
    Intel Core2 Extreme X9775 @ 3.20GHz

    Precision M6300, Precision M70 (died lately), OptiPlex 745 SFF & 755 MT

  • I am also interested in which CPUs can be used in a Precision M6300.

     

    Found 2 cheap ones locally, a P8600 and a P9700. I cannot find anywhere on the net where people mention putting 'Pxxxx' cpus in a m6300.

  • Hello,

    I am not sure if you have found a processor yet or not ,  I just upgraded my Precision m6300.  I lucked out and found a Quadro FX 3600m graphics card and just put in an Intel Core 2 Extreme X7900 processor.  If you go to the Dell support page for the m6300 and download the user manual you will find under the specifications that Dell says that you can use the Core 2 Duo as well as the Core 2 Extreme processors but they need to be for the 800mhz front side bus.  If I remember correctly the two you mention in your post are for a system with a much higher bus speed so will not work in the m6300.

    The X7900 that I just put in my works great and I only paid $119.99(04-20-2011) for it, it is a new oem processor.  I bought it from a company called Compuvest Corp, 3600 Lind Ave SW, Suite 130, Renton, WA 98057  425-738-4019

    I am not sure what their url is but you can probably find it doing a google search or you can give them a call.  Good luck to you and hope this info helps

  • Merom
    Merom XE
    Penryn
    Penryn XE

    Are the CPU's that are compatible with this system.

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  • robert3353

    I lucked out and found a Quadro FX 3600m graphics card and just put in an Intel Core 2 Extreme X7900 processor. 

    I updated my M6300 to the Core 2 X9000 Processor, 8 GB RAM, and FX 3600M.
    I also installed Windows 7 x64 which really made the difference in speed.
    If you use Windows 7 make sure to install the latest NVIDIA driver for the FX 3600M. The one in the Dell Driver section is hopelessly outdated will not give the best performance. The current (April 18. 2011) NVIDIA Verde driver v270.61 gives the video card a Windows Experience Subscore of 6.7.
  • Hi,

    the 965 chipset  still limits us to 667 MHz RAM no matter what processor, correct?

  • Correct.

    And with that 332.5 MHz is actually the higest DRAM frequency you get. out of the system since the M6300 BIOS doesn't allow overclocking.

    There is a XPS model that is near identical and shares pretty much all parts with the M6300 that that has a BIOS which would allow overclocking. Though I wouldn't risk installing that BIOS on the M6300.