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Dell Motherboard Upgrade

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August 7, 2010 10:58:54 PM

Hello,
I have a Dell Studio Desktop 540
and I was wondering if it would be possible to upgrasde to an I5 Or I7 Processor and motherboard?
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a c 212 V Motherboard
August 7, 2010 11:25:23 PM

Not without some heavy modding. Dell uses proprietary front panel, USB, and other connectors (like the power button) making such a change very difficult. You would also have to (likely) change the PSU as Dell's are often very underpowered.

Your best bet would to either just upgrade to a new case and then build your new system - or find another Dell motherboard that supports the processor of your choice.

There are several sources (a very good one is http://www.txcesssurplus.com/)that sell Dell components and there is eBay. Good luck
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