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Old 09-15-2005, 05:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Is it possible for ME to upggrade my Dell dual Xeon? Help!

Hi everyone. Just a quick question. I bought a Dell Precision 670 and another Dell server, both Xeon 3.0Ghz 2Mb, with the intent of taking the Xeon chip out of the server and putting it into the Precision in order to get a Dual processor machine. It worked out very cheap that way. Of course what i wasn't banking on is that Dell would use proprietry Xeon/heatsink chips that are built in such a way that on every board you have, say, an UP/DOWN orientated chip and a LEFT/RIGHT one. Unfortunately both machines have UP/DOWN chips in em so it looks like i will have to buy a Xeon chip myself. Bl**dy Dell!!!

No big deal though, at least this way i have 2 machines. My question is that seeing as Dell use proprietry hardware so much, if i go ahead and buy a Xeon chip and heatsink myself, will it fit into my machine? I really dont want to spend £200 only to realise that it won't. I have taken a couple of photos of the slots in the motherboard if that helps anyone. Maybe someone has done this before? Thanks for your help, pictures are at:

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