Is the dc7700 small form factor quad-core ready? (2049 Views)
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Robert McCall
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Is the dc7700 small form factor quad-core ready?

Subject asks the question.

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Re: Is the dc7700 small form factor quad-core ready?

According to HP Product Bulletin it doesn't support it.

It supports:
Celeron D 352 360
Celeron 430
Pentium 4 with hyper threading 641
Pentium D 925,945
Core 2 duo E4300-E6700
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Alan Rathbone
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Re: Is the dc7700 small form factor quad-core ready?

HP may release a BIOS update to support the quad-core chips.

I would imagine that a machine that supports the Core2Duo chip would support the new quad-cores, especially if the processor socket remains the same.

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Re: Is the dc7700 small form factor quad-core ready?

Hi Robert,

The dc7700 SFF uses the Intel Q965 Express chipset, which according to this chart from Intel, does support the Intel Core2 Quad Processor Q6600:
http://compare.intel.com/pcc/showchart.aspx?mmID=891046,885492&familyID=1&culture=en-US

I'm not sure if HP officially supports this processor on the platform or not. I'm not sure if there are power differences that may inhibit it from working on the dc7700 SFF. Also, the BIOS may not include the appropriate microcode patch for this model.

Hope this helps,
Scott
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John Kirk
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Robert

Since everyone else is speculating I will add some more speculation. Just because the Intel chipset supports quad core processors does not mean that the HP motherboard design has implemented everything to support all that the chipset will.

Hope this helps.

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Alan Rathbone
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More scarily is the fact that the chips cost over £700 GBP - which is more than the DC7700 is to buy!

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Robert McCall
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Actually, with the new Intel price drops, you can get a 8Meg cache quad-core for less than $300.

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Re: Is the dc7700 small form factor quad-core ready?

" HP may release a BIOS update to support the quad-core chips. "

Quad cores have been out a while.

I would think a workstation brand of HP would be a better fit for the quad cores. The DC7xxx series is for basic end-user needs.
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ilker kuzlu
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Re: Is the dc7700 small form factor quad-core ready?

Hi,

is anybody tested quad core cpu with dc7700 SFF pc....?


Thanks
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Mohamed mourad
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Re: Is the dc7700 small form factor quad-core ready?

any update on this subject i need to upgrad my pc to quad processor
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godlike mammal
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Re: Is the dc7700 small form factor quad-core ready?

Tried it. Doesn't work.
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