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Dell Optiplex 380 - CPU Support

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October 8, 2013 7:07:27 AM

I have a DELL Optiplex 380, just bought it used for a cheap upgrade for my nephew who's been using a Pentium 4 the past few years. Was happy to see that it takes a standard PSU, so was thinking about future upgrades maybe next summer.

I stuck in a fanless Sapphire 5450 1GB video card, it has 1x2GB ram. Should work for a while.

I was thinking though, add another 2GB ram, I have an extra 450w PSU, so keep an eye open for a bigger video card... but hoping next summer when used prices drop a bit, possibly dropping in a Core2Quad... like a Q9300 or something.

Does anyone have a link for a CPU support list for this system? Thanks

http://www.dell.com/ca/business/p/optiplex-380/pd
October 10, 2013 8:37:59 AM

Yes it will... found the tech manual PDF and says will support Core2Quad

Intel® Core™ 2 Quad Q9650/3.00GHz, 12M, 1333FSB
Intel® Core™ 2 Quad Q9550/2.83GHz, 12M, 1333FSB
Intel® Core™ 2 Quad Q9505/2.83GHz, 6M, 1333FSB
Intel® Core™ 2 Quad Q9400/2.66GHz, 6M, 1333FSB
Intel® Core™ 2 Quad Q8400/2.66GHz, 4M, 1333FSB
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