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XPS 400 - E2200?

Last response: in CPUs
June 15, 2009 1:55:52 AM


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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June 15, 2009 2:53:14 AM

I peeked inside. The motherboard is a CN-OYC523.
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June 15, 2009 1:42:45 PM

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.