I have a Dell Dimension 9200.
I want to have a higher CPU. Now I have a Intel E6400.
So I want to change it to a QX6800.
It has a FSB of 1066 MHz. I should work.
But some people said that the CPU isn´t compatible to the Dell mainboard.
Is that true?
My Dell Dimension 9200 Extreme Computer:
Intel QX6800 (4x2,93 GHz) overclocked @ 3,4 GHz
896 MB Galaxy Geforce GTX260+ (216 Cores)
4 GB RAM Crucial Memory
New Silencer Dell PSU with 520W
Very good PC...
If you have some questions about upgrading Dell Dimension 9200 just ask
It may be more of a case of the bios not supporting it rather than the motherbord.
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The Dimension 9200 / XPS 410 does not support any of the extreme CPU's. The best you can do is the E6700 for dual or the Q6700 for quad.
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why they don´t support ? Some other people said that it´s possible.
Do I have to update my BIOS?
And why only a Q6700?
Well this was something that Dell decided. If you want to spend the money and try it go ahead. If it works post back and let us know.
I bought the QX6800 because I thought that it would work.
I have to attach it.
1.Is there any list with the supported CPUs by Pheonix/Dell BIOS?
2.I´ve updated the BIOS from Revision 2.3.0 to 2.5.3. to have a current BIOS-version.
What are the improvements in the current version?
3.Is it possible that the mainboard runs down when I attach the new CPU?
Or the fault just become noticeable with a short text in the BIOS?
I found some threads with processor upgrading.
For example here: XPS 410 Processor Upgrade
There are some people who said that there are threads in this forum with a successful upgrade to QX6800 in Dimension 9200.
But I don´t find them. When I search with "Dimension 9200 upgrade QX6800" there are more than 100k results!
Ok I found an old thread that mey help. In it DELL_Chris-M gives a list of supported CPU's and in it he mentions the X6800, I am not sure if he was referring to the QX6800 or not. I would think that at the time of that post the current Bios was 2.5.1 that with the release of 2.5.3 with the Quad support added that you might be able to use the QX6800 that you purchased. Since you already have it you should go ahead and give it a try, just make sure toclean the heatsink and apply some good silver thermal paste like Arctic Silver 5.
Here is the thread that I found http://en.community.dell.com/forums/p/18694055/18818861.aspx#18818861
I have 2 of them
Both XPS 410
QX6800 Extreme Quad core @ 2.93 ghz
8GB of DDR2, Cosair Dominator 800
700 watt Corsair Power supply.
And they are just as stable as the day I bought them brand New, just now they are twice as fast.
The only reason dell will tell you they dont support the upgrades is because of the 375 watt stock power supply.
do you have to upgrade the psu for the qx6800 to work? or will the stock 375w psu work? thsnks
It depends of your configuration. I have upgraded my Dell Dimension 9200 with the QX6800 and I have kept the original PSU because the consumption calculation with components specifications were rights. Be careful with your graphic card that may be the reason you will have to change the PSU.
My Dell Dimension 9200 configuration :
- Original Power Supply (375 W)
- CPU Intel QX6800 SLACP G0 step (BIOS 2.5.3) with original cooling unit (with Artic Silver 5 thermal grease)
- RAM 8 Go RAM
- 1 Graphic card MSI R5770 Hawk overclocked 10% at 970 MHz (AMD Radeon HD5770 based)
- 1 SSD Samsung 850 EVO 120 Go for OS Windows 7 Pro x64
- 2 HDD Western Digital 1 To/7200 rpm RAID1
- 2 DVD burners
The calculated power consumption with manufacturers technical specifications is about 340 W at full load.