12-17-2010 10:29 AM
I couldn't find any information in the documentation or online. It seems that the dual core Xeon models came out after this workstation was released but the CPU socket used is the same. The Dell 670 workstation was in the same situation but Dell released a bios update for dual core support. Did HP do the same? I can't seem to find that info either.
12-17-2010 12:31 PM - edited 12-17-2010 12:41 PM
These are the product specifications for the xw8200. If the processor you want to upgrade to is not list then it's unknown what will work outside of that list.
Go to HP Partsurfer and enter your product number (not the model number or many selections will appear). The scroll down to the processor section.
Review this article on a second processor.
HP DV9700, t9300, Nvidia 8600, 4GB, Crucial C300 128GB SSD
HP ENVY 17t Touch,i7-5500u,16GB, 256 GB SSD (on loan)
HP Photosmart 6520
HP Touchpad, HP Chromebook 11
Custom i7-4790k, Z97, 16GB 2400 MHz DDR3, Intel 750 PCI-E SSD, (2)Samsung EVO 840 SSD, Corsair HX650, EVGA GTX 760TI, Corsair H75 water cooler
Windows 10 Pro in UEFI mode - production system
Windows 7 and 8 in legacy mode - test systems