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Z600 B3 Fastest 55XX Xeon Option

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I have an old Z600 workstation, B3 based, and I would to discover what is the fastest Xeon processor I can buy at eBay that would fit this B3 motherboard.

I know that a 56XX Xeon is not an option for B3s, so, the fastest 55XX seem to be the X5570 and the W5590. I have googled and found Z600s with X5570 but only found Z400s with W5590 and they were liquid cooled.

Question: Is it possible to have a W5590, air cooled, on the Z600 B3 ?

Thanks in advance for any answer.

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type z600 cpu in the search box, then read listed links for answer(s)


and fyi the z400 z600 and z800 use the same cpu's with some diffrences in the 130 watt range


the diffrence between systems being the number of cpu's supported and the wattage of the cpu/power supplys


you will need the upgraded 3 pipe 130 watt heatsinks if you try this

as the stock 95 watt 2 pipe ones can not handle the additional heat output


and you might be limited to one 5590 cpu due to heat/power limits


but my best guess is that your z600 is limited to 96 watt cpu's


due to space limitations in the z600 it did not have the water coolong option available like the z400/800 systems


again read the links, and you should find your answer

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