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Is the Xeon W-2295 processor compatible with Dell Precision 5820 workstation?

Trying to upgrade from a W-2102 to a W-2295 is unsuccessful. Other W-2100 series processors do work. Latest 2.0.2 BIOS is being used.

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That is a good question - for Dell.

 

You have to ask Dell what processors are supported by their bios. Then, you can select from those.

An upgrade processor must be socket, chipset, and bios compatible.

 

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Immediately obvious steps have been taken.

 

Still waiting for resolution from Dell, although new 5820's are stated to be available for configuration & purchase with the W-2295 option.

 

CPU upgrades, sans drama, have been the experience so far - more disruptive/expensive solutions like M/B swap etc., will now open up consideration for alternative CPU/vendor.

 

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BIOS support is the key, regardless of motherboard and CPU vendor.

 

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Swapping a W-2155 in another Dell 5820 with the new W-2255 also results in the same as reported initially.

 

Pin drop silence from Dell so far.

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