XPS 400 - E2200?


I have a Dell XPS 400:

Intel Pentium D 820 (Smithfield)
Intel 945P Chipset
Bios A07 (Dated January 8, 2007)
4 GB (4x 1GB) 533 MHz DDR2 RAM
NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT

I am looking to give the system just a little more life with a small budget. The system has a 800 MHz FSB and I was wondering if it would be possible and worthwhile to put in a Pentium Dual-Core E2200 2.2 GHz. I have seen them on Craigslist and eBay as low as $55. If I do upgrade, do I simply swap the processors? I have only upgraded video cards, RAM, and storage. This would be new territory for me. Thanks in advance!
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  1. http://www.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/xps_400?c=us&cs=28&l=en&s=dfb

    I believe you could upgrade to a 1066FSB CPU. If this is your system linked above it has an Intel 945P chipset which is compatable with up to the 1066FSB CPU's

    You should be able to put as much as a Q6600 in there.

    Dell might put a BIOS limit on compatible CPU's. You should open the system and find a model name for your motherboard.
  2. I peeked inside. The motherboard is a CN-OYC523.
  3. In the specs it saids processors up to the 840.

    The Q6600 won't work.

  4. deurbroucq said:
    I peeked inside. The motherboard is a CN-OYC523.

    A lot of OEM's will use regular boards from common manufacturers but it seems Dell doesn't. That's a custom board built for them which I'm sure uses a custom BIOS, only Dell would be able to tell you what that system supports.
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