XPS 400 - E2200?

Hello,

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
    http://www.intel.com/Products/Desktop/Chipsets/945P/945P-overview.htm

    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.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/257475-28-hell-dell-upgrade-noob-need
  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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