Upgrading Processors

I need some advice/approval for CPU upgrade. Currently running a Dell Dimension 9150 with a terrible Pentium D processor. I've read terrible things about it and I want to upgrade to this Core 2 Duo for gaming http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115059 . I checked my motherboard out http://www.intel.com/products/desktop/chipsets/945g/945g-overview.htm and it says that it supports Core 2 Duo. I made sure the socket (LGA 775) was correct and that the FSB was compatible with my motherboard. I obtained alll my info about my system using Everest. Are there any other variables I need to check out to ensure compatibility? I think that everything is compatible, I just need a second opinion b/c its a decent amount of cash and I can't return it lol. Any help is GREATLY appreciated!
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  1. Does the Dell 9150 have a BIOs upgrade to let you upgrade your motherboard?

    I can remember back in the day my 4700 motherboard never got a BIOs update so I was stuck with P4.
  2. Not sure at all, any idea on how to check it out??
  3. Hopefully.

    Check at Dell main site. If you don't get any luck there. You may be able to Google the question.

    Such as:

    Is there a BIOs update for 9150?

    But I would check drivers and Bio updates at Dell first. Good luck.
  4. Cool, thanks a lot, appreciate it!
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