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02-05-2013 03:34 PM
Just wondering: Where from does your estimation it "seems" come?
The latest version of the QuickSpecs
( DA-12543 32 - Version 32 - October 29, 2008 --- Retired on September 28, 2009
"Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 Processor (2.66-GHz, 4 MB L2 cache, 1066-MHz FSB)"
as the latest and greatest CPU.
02-05-2013 05:13 PM
"it seems" means that there was no 1801 or similar BIOS related error during POST on a spare DC7700 board that I used for testing.
The manufacturers information about CPU support is outdated.
As I found out that the E7x00 series is supported with the latest BIOS and microcode installed, I thought there must be a chance to get the X6800 working because there is no big difference between an E6700 and this processor.
At the moment I have two DC7700 vpro motherboards, one with the Core 2 Duo E6700 and the second one that is running fine with the Core 2 Extreme X6800 cpu.
02-06-2013 06:39 AM
Please note that the E7x00 processors only run at half the FSB speed in the dc7700 which makes that upgrade pretty much useless.
A support request was submitted to HP to fix the last BIOS release, but nothing has been forthcoming.
Stick with the Conroes...
02-06-2013 06:35 PM
Hey! Paul! "......... long-time; no-see!"
Just bought (my first!) - a dc7900 Convertible Minitower Desktop PC on eBay! It ships with an Intel Core 2
Duo E8400 (3.0GHz/6MB/1333MHz) Dual Core; as I had previously received when buying dc5800's (2-
microtowers and a SFF). Your influence was instrumental in my choosing to buy the dc7900 over a dc7800. I'll
admit, I bid on an 8000 Elite! but, it was a little out of my "just-for-fun" allowance! I've certainly learned a great
deal, through my associaton with you and this HP Forum and I anticipate I'll learn a great deal more in the future!
Keep Up Your Good Work! Kindest Regards, wfejnieh2
02-06-2013 07:25 PM