Which processor can I upgrade to for my Dell XPS 420?

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I have a Dell XPS 420 with Q6600 Core 2 Quad 2.40 It is the X38 chipset.
What processor can I upgrade to?

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  1. Any 65 nm LGA775 up to E8500 (CO ) or QX9650
  2. delluser1 said:
    Any 65 nm LGA775 up to E8500 (CO ) or QX9650


    Would this be a big improvement over the Q6600 Core 2 Quad 2.40 that I have?
  3. delluser1 said:
    Any 65 nm LGA775 up to E8500 (CO ) or QX9650


    So my Chipset is a X38 but I use the LGA775 board?
  4. X38 is the motherboard chipset. LGA775 is the processor. I wouldn't think any of them will be a huge improvement. The Q6600 is a decent processor. You would see improvement in benchmarks, but you will see more improvements in games putting that money towards a faster video card. Really any processor that is faster will show improvement in synthetic benchmarks, but in real world scenarios will yield little improvement.
  5. cisco said:
    X38 is the motherboard chipset. LGA775 is the processor. I wouldn't think any of them will be a huge improvement. The Q6600 is a decent processor. You would see improvement in benchmarks, but you will see more improvements in games putting that money towards a faster video card. Really any processor that is faster will show improvement in synthetic benchmarks, but in real world scenarios will yield little improvement.


    I was wondering if upgrading to a faster processor would allow me to use a better GPU such as a Nvidia 260 or ATI 4850 plus for my system the manual says that I can use up to 1333(ram) MHZ for the system depending on the processor.
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