XPS 710 – Windows 7 and 8.1 64 Bit

This model and Operating System is not supported by Dell.

Recommended Hardware Upgrades

Processor Upgrade

For Windows 8.1 you will need a processor that is compatible. As a general rule the dual core and quad core processors should be compatible and the Pentium D processor may not be compatible. Run the Intel Processor Identification Utility to confirm your CPU mode. The following should work with Windows 8.1 64 Bit:

  • DU362 Conroe E6300, 1.86GHz, 2MB, 1066FSB, L2
  • DT893 Conroe E6300, 1.86GHz, 2MB, 1066FSB, B2
  • DX485 Conroe E6320, 1.86GHz, 4MB, 1066FSB, B2
  • DX483 Conroe E4400, 2.00GHz, 2MB, 800FSB, L2
  • KN977 Conroe E6400, 2.13GHz, 2MB, 1066FSB, B2
  • DU361 Conroe E6400, 2.13GHz, 2MB, 1066FSB, L2
  • DX484 Conroe E6420, 2.13GHz, 4MB, 1066FSB, B2
  • KU345 Conroe E6600, 2.4GHz, 4MB, 1066FSB, B2
  • PN416 Conroe E6700, 2.66GHz, 4MB, 1066FSB, B2
  • HU585 Kentsfield Quad Core Q6600, 2.4GHz, 8MB, 1066FSB, B3
  • UP673 Kentsfield Quad Core QX6700, 2.66GHz, 8MB, 1066FSB, B3
  • WM543 Conroe XE X6800, 2.93GHz, 4MB, 1066FSB, B2

Ensure that the BIOS Update is applied before replacing the CPU otherwise the system may not boot.
See this thread for more details.

SSD – Solid State Drives

RAM – Random Access Memory 8 GB recommended

Refer to the Service Manual when replacing hardware.


See Updating the BIOS.

OS Updates
System utilities




Install the registry file and then the audio driver. New untested.

Card Reader

Dell Media Card Reader with Integrated Bluetooth Module (CAB-200), Media Card Reader 19-1 with Integrated Bluetooth*


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