SO - was to be my upgrade for my work computer. But I found that the usefulness of sockets fail when there's several different types of the same socket and that they're not compatible. :P

ANYWAYS I found that the XPS 710 doesn't like the chip (different FSB and nm). Chip is brand spanking new - got it last Wednesday, tried installing it Wednesday, didn't work. Then I found out why! Doh!

SO, it's been used for maybe a minute or two, then went right back into it's nice little box.

Purchased from Newegg on 02/09/11 (can't return it :P) for $339.99.

Looking to sell it for around $275 or so.