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September 14, 2013 9:30:28 AM

Hey guys I have an old system with an old pentium D 840 and I want to upgrade the CPU so it can host LAN/online servers for my games (Garry's mod, Minecraft, etc) this is not going to be what I play my games on, it's just the server.( I have a $2000 rig for gaming)
PS: It has an old Dell OEM Mobo with the q965 chipset and PLGA 775 socket if that means anything.

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September 14, 2013 9:53:05 AM

It looks like your best bet performance wise would be the E6700. That is only if the specific motherboard allows for that CPU though as I cannot verify that without the motherboard model number.
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September 14, 2013 10:02:14 AM

You'll have to look up the specs of the original Dell the MB came out of, with a little luck it'll tell you the CPUs it supports (or could be upgraded to).
Failing that the motherboard should have its ID printed directly onto it, or onto a label, Google that and see what happens.
Not all LGA775 boards support all CPUs.
Sourcing a CPU will probably have to be done through E-bay or Craiglist.
It would be easier to get a cheap AMD CPU/MB and maybe a little ram rather than messing around with such a old piece of hardware.
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September 14, 2013 10:02:57 AM

iblowuup said:
It looks like your best bet performance wise would be the E6700. That is only if the specific motherboard allows for that CPU though as I cannot verify that without the motherboard model number.


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September 14, 2013 2:06:53 PM

Here's someone who was using a E6400 which probably means the E6700 would work too. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/271996-30-dell-optipl...

That yahoo answer is based off of the chipset's compatable CPUs.
I can't find a site that gives the supported CPUs for that motherboard. All I can find is the supported CPUs of that motherboard's chipset which isn't a 100% guarentee that they will work in that motherbaord. Here's a link to the chipset's CPUs-http://ark.intel.com/products/27732/Intel-82Q965-Graphi...
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