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There are socket 771 cpus, which require costly FB-DIMM memory ($$$$) and socket 771 motherboard ($$$). Your ddr2 will not work on these CPUs. And do not expect the socket 771 motherboard to fit in your existing ATX case. Almost all s771 motherboards are Extended ATX form factor. Yes you need more $$$$ for an ugly huge E-ATX case. Many boards only carry up to PCIE 8x slot, forget gaming with these. Basically, these are not a good CPUs for general use.
KUALA LUMPUR—Computer maker Dell Inc. plans to lay off 700 workers from its Malaysian plant in northern Penang state in a bid to cut costs.
The layoffs, which represent about 16% of its total work force of 4,500 in the country, will take place from January through June, Dell's senior manager for corporate communications, Jasmine Begum, said Wednesday.
Ms. Begum said the layoffs are necessary as the company relocates the production of its computer laptops for the U.S., Canada and Latin America markets from Penang to other cheaper production facilities.
The Malaysian plant will continue manufacturing laptop computers for the Asian-Pacific region, she said.
The reduction comes as Dell is undergoing a company-wide restructuring aimed at reducing costs and returning to growth. In the fiscal third quarter ended Oct. 31, Dell's profit fell 54% despite signs of a recovery in the technology sector and while rivals such as Hewlett-Packard Co. saw profit growth.
Since founder Michael Dell reclaimed the chief executive officer role in early 2007, he has closed factories, entered new markets and acquired tech-services company Perot Systems Inc. for $3.9 billion in November.
The company expects that its acquisition of Perot will allow an expansion of its health-care and government services products, company executives said Wednesday.
In the first year of integration, Chief Financial Officer Brian Gladden said, the combined company will mostly be focused on cross-selling Dell's hardware and Perot's services products.
Over the next few years, its health-care offerings will ramp sharply, Mr. Gladden said.
Dell has fallen behind its competitors in personal computers. It now ranks third behind Hewlett-Packard and Taiwan's Acer Inc.
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