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Dell Workstation Precision 690


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LilDude772

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Hello, everyone!

First off, just want to say thanks for the help to all that have replied to the threads/topics I've created..It's helped a bunch!

And now, to the topic it hand.

So over the holidays I've been tweaking a computer of mine, the Dell Workstation Precision 690, and pretty much tweaked just about everything on it except for one thing: Processors.

Currently it has what it came with, 2 Intel Xeon 1.6 processors. What I was wondering is if there are any faster processors out there compatible with the Dell Workstation Precision 690 that I have..I know there are some for a Precision 690, but I think those are for the newer/most recent cases/computers.

Any help on this would be appreciated!
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It's a Socket 771 setup so it's actually server technology in a mainstream configuration.

It's listed here what is supported:
http://www.dell.com/...690&cs=28&s=dfb

Your processor was the cheapest at the time. They are not cheap processors.
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Thanks for the quick reply Neil, I'll be sure to look at it the moment I send this post.

EDIT: nevermind if had already read what I asked. Thanks a bunch!!! :D

Edited by LilDude772, 06 January 2011 - 07:49 AM.

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So I've checked the site you gave me, Neil, several times now actually, and I don't see where it says what processors it supports...I know it talks about the 2 it comes with, depending on which box you buy, but I don't see what you suggested it had..

Could you help with this?
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Tech Specs tab.

The Dell Precision 690 is equipped with up to two Dual-Core Intel® Xeon® 5000 series 64-bit processors for a total of four execution cores in two sockets.

Dual-Core Intel® Xeon® 5110 1.60GHz, 1066 FSB, 4MB L2 Cache, 65 watts
Dual-Core Intel® Xeon® 5120 1.86GHz, 1066 FSB, 4MB L2 Cache 65 watts
Dual-Core Intel® Xeon® 5130 2.0GHz, 1333 FSB, 4MB L2 Cache, 65 watts
Dual-Core Intel® Xeon® 5140 2.33GHz, 1333 FSB, 4MB L2 Cache, 65 watts
Dual-Core Intel® Xeon® 5150 2.66GHz, 1333 FSB, 4MB L2 Cache, 65 watts
Dual-Core Intel® Xeon® 5160 3.0GHz, 1333 FSB, 4MB L2 Cache, 80 watts
Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® E5320 1.86GHz,1066 FSB, 2 X 4MB L2 cache, 80 watts
Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® E5345 2.33GHz, 1333 FSB, 2 X 4MB L2 cache, 80 watts
Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® X5355 2.66GHz, 1333 FSB, 2 X 4MB L2 cache, 120 watts


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Ohhhhh now I see. I thought those were just what came with whichever set you bought.

Thanks Neil!
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EDIT: Nevermind this, *Mod delete this if you can* :D

Edited by LilDude772, 25 January 2011 - 07:24 AM.

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So I find myself stuck between two posts:

The last processor you mentioned onthat list seems like a good one, but so does the 3.0ghz processor...

Which one do you guys/gals think I should get? (opinion please :D )
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