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Can I upgrade my Dell 9150 cpu? Pentium D

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February 5, 2008 6:56:47 PM

I know I cannot upgrade to Core 2 Duo cpu's because of the limited FSB I have.

Dell dimension 9150
i945p
Pentium D 930
2gb DDR2 6400 ram
8800gt
seagate 7200.9

I have information that says its possible for intell i945p mobo to upgrade to Pentium Dual Core series CPU, The problem is that I am unsure if the dell bios A07 will allow this upgrade. Any information will be helpful.

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...
February 5, 2008 7:31:36 PM

Simply, no :)  Dell mobo wont work even with the 21xx, blame dell. I've learnt my lesson[9150 too], new mobo,ram,21xx and case is the solution. Assuming that psu is up to the task.
February 5, 2008 8:21:14 PM

Well I have great ram, Crucial Ballistix 6400, great video card 8800 GT, and dell power cooler psu's are known for there quality, I have no psu issues. Are you sure you have the same series 9150 I have, not all the same they're upgraded over time. i945p. Anyone, this info is difficult to find on the web from people that have some idea of dell issues


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February 5, 2008 8:51:25 PM

harly2 said:
Well I have great ram Crucial Ballistix 6400, great video card 8800 GT, and dell power cooler psu's are known for there quality, I have no psu issues. Are you sure you have the same series 9150 I have, not all the same they're upgraded over time. i945p, anyone this info is difficult to find on the web from poeple that have some idea at least.

how the hell do you inset image on this form so I can show cpuz info

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Really hope for your own good that this mobo is not the same.
February 5, 2008 9:02:50 PM

we are the same nooooooooooooo. Thank you for your time and input. what cpu did you try this one?

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

I did alot of research into PSU's with this comp. Turns out these Dell 375 watts are at 85% efficient rating at 32amp and are under rated really push 450 watt with 2x 12 volt circuit. I found most hardware does not really pull what people think it does. We had wall socket meter from power company, you get them for free for two weeks at library here. anyway I pull 240-285 watt at full load tower only.
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February 6, 2008 6:53:20 AM

Off topic, but Harley, I love your wallpaper!
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February 6, 2008 9:30:22 AM

My Pentium D's certainly helped keep my room warm over the winter months!

Cheers for the link.
August 20, 2008 2:57:17 PM

I have a 9150 and the cpu is fine for me... I got a 9600GT vid card and an extra 2GB of ram, a new 550W PSU (Corsair VX series works with the new ones) and I couldn't be happier. I'm getting Crysis on Very High, more than playable frame rate, on XP. Not too many people can brag about that :p 
August 20, 2008 5:55:27 PM

Harly, the Pentium Dual Core CPUs ARE Core2Duo CPUs. Perhaps the info you read referred to Pentium D CPUs instead? People get confused by the similar names.
January 26, 2009 4:00:55 AM

Well if you have the 9150 with the pentium D 8xx CPU, can you upgrade to a 9xx?

I have an 820 i think, 2.8GHZ, and i was thinking about getting the 940, 3.2ghz, and some cooling stuff if possible. Already upgraded my psu, gfx, and ram.
January 26, 2009 4:37:50 AM

Well if you have the 9150 with the pentium D 8xx CPU, can you upgrade to a 9xx?

I have an 820 i think, 2.8GHZ, and i was thinking about getting the 940, 3.2ghz, and some cooling stuff if possible. Already upgraded my psu, gfx, and ram.
January 26, 2009 6:36:52 AM

Sm, replying to a 6-month-old thread probably isn't very useful.
May 4, 2009 12:48:01 PM

Is there a way of finding out what MOBO im using in my Dell 9150 it is not that old, im upgrading my graphics card and memory and psu, thinking it might just be easyer to get a new case and MOBO, not sure which any ideas anyone
May 4, 2009 12:48:31 PM

Is there a way of finding out what MOBO im using in my Dell 9150 it is not that old, im upgrading my graphics card and memory and psu, thinking it might just be easyer to get a new case and MOBO, not sure which any ideas anyone
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