All XPS 700 motherboards will accommodate Pentium D, Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Extreme processors. What this means: upgrading the processor from a Pentium D to a Core 2 Duo or Core 2 Extreme will not require a motherboard upgrade. If you decide to upgrade down the road, all you’ll need to do is swap out processors and update the BIOS, which will be available for download at support.dell.com.
Options for Current XPS 700 Customers
Due to the delays many of you have experienced, we will provide an option of either a free upgrade to a Core 2 Duo processor or a Dell gift card for all orders placed up until July 18, 2006. Unfortunately, upgrading to the new processors will extend your wait time—due to contractual obligations, I can’t be more specific at this time. Dell reps will be contacting all current XPS 700 customers to offer the option to upgrade. We will work through the callbacks as quickly as possible—please be patient.
As always, apologize for any inconvenience or frustration this has caused.