1. Joined : Apr 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro x64
       14 Sep 2015 #1

    Socket 771 Xeon processor in a Socket 775 motherboard

    I bought an old Dell Optiplex 380 system refurbished from Dell for about $80 with an E7500 Intel core 2 duo processor and upgraded it to a Xeon E5430 for about $20. The cpu benchmark went from about 1800 to 4000. The Dell Optiplex 380 uses DDR3 memory, so the Xeon gets an additional boost there. I also downloaded a modded Dell bios that supports the Xeon functions on the 775 motherboard at bios-mods forums for free. Great little computer to play older games in Windows 7. Next I will be updating this system to Windows 10. It came with Windows 7 Home Premium OEM installed by Dell.

    So for little cost you can play around with older hardware and make it do things it wasn't originally designed for.
    Last edited by Antilope; 14 Sep 2015 at 09:40.
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  2. Joined : Jul 2014
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    All kinds
       16 Sep 2015 #2

    Used little sticker eh ?
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  3. Joined : Apr 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro x64
       16 Sep 2015 #3

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  4. Joined : Apr 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro x64
       19 Sep 2015 #4

    The Dell Optiplex 380 with the modded 780-A07 bios and XEON E5430 processor upgraded from Windows 7 Home x64 to Windows 10 Home x64 with no problems.
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