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Old 07-21-2006, 12:33 PM   #1
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Default upgrade Dell 370 to Dual Core processor? Help

Hello!

I have a Dell Precision 370 tower. It is a nice machine, however at work we have a Dell laptop that has the dual core which really kicks booty due to the fact the software I use always utilizes the 2nd processor.

Is it possible to upgrade my processor (or motherboard if necessary) so I can run the Dual on the 370 tower?

Below are the Everest specs on the tower.
Any recommendations are greatly appreaciated!
Thanks guys.

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Computer:
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
Computer Name GRAPHICSDESKTOP


Motherboard:
CPU Type Intel Pentium 4 660, 3600 MHz (18 x 200)
Motherboard Name Dell Precision WorkStation 370
Motherboard Chipset Intel Alderwood i925X
System Memory 3072 MB (DDR2-533 ECC DDR2 SDRAM)
BIOS Type Phoenix (03/16/05)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

Display:
Video Adapter NVIDIA Quadro FX 3400/4400 (512 MB)
Video Adapter Quadro FX 4400 (512 MB)
3D Accelerator nVIDIA Quadro FX 3400/4400

Storage:
IDE Controller Intel(R) 82801FB/FBM Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 266F
SCSI/RAID Controller Intel(R) 82801FR SATA RAID Controller
Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive
Disk Drive ARRAY (372 GB, IDE)
Optical Drive HL-DT-ST DVD-ROM GDR8163B
(16x/52x DVD-ROM)
Optical Drive PHILIPS DVD+-RW DVD8631
(DVD+R9:2.4x, DVD+RW:16x/4x,
DVD-RW:8x/4x,DVD-ROM:16x,
CD:40x/24x/40x DVD+RW/DVD-RW)

Partitions:
C: (NTFS) 381504 MB (323619 MB free)

Network:
Network Adapter Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Controller
(192.168.1.176)

--------[ DMI ]--------------------------------------------------------
[ BIOS ]

BIOS Properties:
Vendor Dell Inc.
Version A04
Release Date 03/16/2005
Size 512 KB
Boot Devices Floppy Disk, Hard Disk, CD-ROM, LS-120
Capabilities Flash BIOS, Shadow BIOS, Selectable Boot, EDD, BBS
Supported Standards DMI, APM, ACPI, PnP
Expansion Capabilities PCI, USB

[ Motherboard ]

Motherboard Properties:
Manufacturer Dell Inc.
Product 0T7787
Serial Number ..CN4811152G01ML.

[ Chassis ]

Chassis Properties:
Manufacturer Dell Inc.
Serial Number CYH8H71
Chassis Type Mini Tower

[ Processors / Processor #1 ]

Processor Properties:
Manufacturer Intel
External Clock 800 MHz
Maximum Clock 4000 MHz
Current Clock 3600 MHz
Type Central Processor
Voltage 1.6 V
Status Enabled
Upgrade ZIF
Socket Designation Microprocessor

[ Caches / Cache #1 ]

Cache Properties:
Type Internal
Status Enabled
Operational Mode Write-Back
Maximum Size 16 KB
Installed Size 16 KB
Error Correction None

[ Caches / Cache #2 ]

Cache Properties:
Type Internal
Status Enabled
Operational Mode Varies with Memory Address
Maximum Size 2048 KB
Installed Size 2048 KB
Error Correction Single-bit ECC

[ Memory Devices / CHANNEL A DIMM 0 ]

Memory Device Properties:
Form Factor DIMM
Type SDRAM
Type Detail Synchronous
Size 1024 MB
Speed 533 MHz
Total Width 72-bit
Data Width 64-bit
Device Locator CHANNEL A DIMM 0

[ Memory Devices / CHANNEL B DIMM 0 ]

Memory Device Properties:
Form Factor DIMM
Type SDRAM
Type Detail Synchronous
Size 1024 MB
Speed 533 MHz
Total Width 72-bit
Data Width 64-bit
Device Locator CHANNEL B DIMM 0

[ Memory Devices / CHANNEL A DIMM 1 ]

Memory Device Properties:
Form Factor DIMM
Type SDRAM
Type Detail Synchronous
Size 1024 MB
Speed 533 MHz
Total Width 72-bit
Data Width 64-bit
Device Locator CHANNEL A DIMM 1

[ Memory Devices / CHANNEL B DIMM 1 ]

Memory Device Properties:
Form Factor DIMM
Type SDRAM
Type Detail Synchronous
Size 1024 MB
Speed 533 MHz
Total Width 72-bit
Data Width 64-bit
Device Locator CHANNEL B DIMM 1

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CPU Properties:
CPU Type Intel Pentium 4 660
CPU Alias Prescott-2M
CPU Stepping N0
Engineering Sample No
CPUID CPU Name Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.60GHz
CPUID Revision 00000F43h

CPU Speed:
CPU Clock 3593.33 MHz (original: 3600 MHz)
CPU Multiplier 18.0x
CPU FSB 199.63 MHz (original: 200 MHz)
Memory Bus 266.17 MHz

CPU Cache:
L1 Trace Cache 12K Instructions
L1 Data Cache 16 KB
L2 Cache 2 MB (On-Die, ECC, ATC, Full-Speed)

Motherboard Properties:
Motherboard ID <DMI>
Motherboard Name Dell Precision WorkStation 370

Chipset Properties:
Motherboard Chipset Intel Alderwood i925X
Memory Timings 4-4-4-11 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS)

SPD Memory Modules:
DIMM1: Samsung M3 91T2953BZ0-CD5 1 GB DDR2-533 ECC DDR2 SDRAM (5.0-4-4-11 @ 266 MHz) (4.0-4-4-11 @ 266 MHz) (3.0-3-3-8 @ 200 MHz)
DIMM2: Samsung M3 91T2953BZ0-CD5 1 GB DDR2-533 ECC DDR2 SDRAM (5.0-4-4-11 @ 266 MHz) (4.0-4-4-11 @ 266 MHz) (3.0-3-3-8 @ 200 MHz)
DIMM3: Samsung M3 91T2953BZ0-CD5 1 GB DDR2-533 ECC DDR2 SDRAM (5.0-4-4-11 @ 266 MHz) (4.0-4-4-11 @ 266 MHz) (3.0-3-3-8 @ 200 MHz)
DIMM4: Samsung M3 91T2953BZ0-CD5 1 GB DDR2-533 ECC DDR2 SDRAM (5.0-4-4-11 @ 266 MHz) (4.0-4-4-11 @ 266 MHz) (3.0-3-3-8 @ 200 MHz)

BIOS Properties:
System BIOS Date 03/16/05
Video BIOS Date 01/07/05
DMI BIOS Version A04

Graphics Processor Properties:
Video Adapter nVIDIA Quadro FX 3400/4400
GPU Code Name NV40GLPCX (PCI Express x16 10DE / 00F8, Rev A2)
GPU Clock 402 MHz
Memory Clock 526 MHz
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Old 07-21-2006, 12:38 PM   #2
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Default Re: upgrade Dell 370 to Dual Core processor? Help

yeah, go ahead. buy it and it will fit
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Old 07-21-2006, 12:39 PM   #3
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Wow, seems like you have a really nice machine there. If you go Dual core(Which will fit), you will be amazed...and I am preety sure tht the PC will kick the laptop
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Old 07-21-2006, 06:11 PM   #4
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Default Re: upgrade Dell 370 to Dual Core processor? Help

Bummer!

I can't with this motherboard (i925X), has to be a 945 or later. Oh well, may as well get a new one with the Duo2 next month!
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