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Are the Ivy Bridge Xeons compatible with a Sandy Bridge motherboard?

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17 minutes ago, WeeKiwi7 said:

https://www.dell.com/community/Precision-Fixed-Workstations/Dell-precision-t1600-cpu-upgrade/td-p/5748847

well according to dell I7's will also work just fine :) so do what you want, the xeon will also work

I have a Dell T1600 workstation that has an i3-2100, providing I keep to a reasonable budget I can upgrade the processor. My first thought here was to just find a cheap i7 but the intel page for the chipset (C206) doesn't list it as compatible. The Sandy Bridge Xeons aren't too expensive so I decided on an E3-1270. The thing is I can get an E3-1270 v2 (Ivy Bridge if I'm understanding all this) for about the same price.

 

Does anyone know if I would have any issues trying to use the v2 in this system?

I'd also really like to know why the i3 is compatible with this system but an i7 of the same generation wouldn't be, if anyone has some knowledge on that.

 

Thanks.

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wouldn't pose a problem, (when upgraded to latest bios) and why wouldn't an I7 be able to work? I am cursious which intel page you are mentioning

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17 minutes ago, WeeKiwi7 said:

https://www.dell.com/community/Precision-Fixed-Workstations/Dell-precision-t1600-cpu-upgrade/td-p/5748847

well according to dell I7's will also work just fine :) so do what you want, the xeon will also work

Main PC:

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X | RAM:Corsair LPX 3200 mhz (16Gb) 

Mobo:ASUS Strix B550-F Wifi | GPU: MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z

Case: Sharkoon Nightshark RGB| Storage: 500 GB 970 EVO Plus 1 TB WD blue 500 GB Samsung HDD

Monitor: iiyama G-Master G2470HSU-B1 165Hz

Powersupply: Be Quiet straight Power 10 500 watt

 

 

Main Laptop

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 4800H | RAM: Team group 16 GB 2666 mhz

GPU: RTX 2060 (MXM swappable)

Monitor: 1080p 120Hz

Storage: 2x 1 TB Samsung 970 EVO NVMe (no raid)

 

 

Second Laptop (Work laptop)

CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 3250U,  RAM: Samsung 8 GB 2400 mhz

GPU: Vega 3

Storage: 512 GB Sk Hynix BC511 NVMe

 

Phone:

Xiaomi MI 11

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I upgraded a Lenovo Ideacentre from an i3 2100 to an i7 2600 although that CPU was not on the compatibility list. It will work, no worries.

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You can get really cheap CPUs off AliExpress from china, dare I say cheap enough to just say screw it and get one to test if it works.  

 

Edit: the 1270, not so much, but there are loads of cheap others on the site from dumped server systems.

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On 11/7/2018 at 10:42 PM, fasauceome said:

You can get really cheap CPUs off AliExpress from china, dare I say cheap enough to just say screw it and get one to test if it works.  

 

Edit: the 1270, not so much, but there are loads of cheap others on the site from dumped server systems.

I have tried this route, fingers crossed! ?

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