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Optiplex 330 CPU Upgrade? TDP?

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March 19, 2010 2:37:00 AM

Ok I've got an Optiplex 330 MT with the Celeron 430 1.8 GHz and I'm looking to upgrade to a C2Q, or even a decent C2D. I started shopping around and the more I looked the more confused I got. From what I could find the motherboard, BIOS is updated to A06, can run 800, 1066 and 1333 FSB, 45nm and 65nm die and up to 6MB L2 Cache. However I can't find anything on whether it will take only 65W or if it can handle 95W and have no clue about the different core types. Some general performance/price suggestions would be nice too :D 

Looking to play things like TF2, L4D, CoD4, Watch BDs and probably some video and sound editing.

If any more information is needed, just ask
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March 19, 2010 8:10:42 AM

If those games are it, and the 65w is infact true, look at the e7xxx/8xxx series, theyll be perfectly fine for those games and applications, though rendering video will take a bit longer.. but you can wait a extra few minutes im sure
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March 19, 2010 9:08:21 AM

It lookls like from what I can find, the best you can support is a E8400. I haven't found anyone with that DT nd a quad core.

You could try this one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Its a 65w quad core thats pretty decent performance wise and for L4D/TF2 at least would be a big benefit.
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April 23, 2011 4:34:16 AM

jimmysmitty said:
It lookls like from what I can find, the best you can support is a E8400. I haven't found anyone with that DT nd a quad core.

You could try this one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Its a 65w quad core thats pretty decent performance wise and for L4D/TF2 at least would be a big benefit.


"Offically", you can go up to an E8500, this is hte list form Dell:

Subject: Optiplex 330 CPU Upgrade
D923J Conroe E8500, 3.16GHz, 6MB, WFD, E0
H399J Conroe E8400, 3.00Ghz, 6MB, WFD, E0
MP628 Conroe E6850, 3.00Ghz, 4MB, 1333FSB, G0
MP162 Conroe E6750, 2.66Ghz, 4MB, 1333FSB, G0
PN416 Conroe E6700, 2.66Ghz, 4MB, 1066FSB, B2
KU345 Conroe E6600, 2.40Ghz, 4MB, 1066FSB, B2
MP160 Conroe E6550, 2.33Ghz, 4MB, 1333FSB
DX484 Conroe E6420, 2.13Ghz, 4MB, 1066FSB, B2
DX485 Conroe E6320, 1.86Ghz, 4MB, 1066FSB, B2
Y933C Conroe E4700, 2.60Ghz, 2MB, 800FSB, G0
CY593 Conroe E4600, 2.40GHz, 2MB, 800FSB, M0
MP159 Conroe E4500, 2.20Ghz, 2MB, 800FSB, M0
RX522 Conroe E4400, 2.00Ghz, 2MB, 800FSB, M0
HU587 Conroe E4300, 1.80Ghz, 2MB, 800FSB, L2
T944D Conroe E2220, 2.40Ghz, 1MB, 800FSB, M0
RX391 Conroe E2180, 2.00Ghz, 1MB, 800FSB, M0
YU563 Conroe E2160, 1.80Ghz, 1MB, 800FSB, M0
YU562 Conroe E2140, 1.60Ghz, 1MB, 800FSB, M0
Y934C Wolfdale Dual Core E8500, 3.16Ghz, 6MB, 1333FSB, 65W, C0
Y935C Wolfdale Dual Core E8400, 3.00Ghz, 6MB, 1333FSB, 65W, C0
Y932C Wolfdale Dual Core E8200, 2.66Ghz, 6MB, 1333FSB, 65W, C0
X198G Wolfdale Dual Core E7200, 2.53Ghz, 3MB, FD, 65W,M0


Unofficially, one person at least has gone to Quad Core Q8400 (95W), but be on top of keeping the temps within limits. You might want to try Q8400S which is 65W (but more expensive).
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April 23, 2011 9:03:45 AM

Well, I upgraded to the Q8400 and upgraded RAM to 8GB's. Here is my post on the Dell forum.
http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3...



gulfjc said:
"Offically", you can go up to an E8500, this is hte list form Dell:

Subject: Optiplex 330 CPU Upgrade
D923J Conroe E8500, 3.16GHz, 6MB, WFD, E0
H399J Conroe E8400, 3.00Ghz, 6MB, WFD, E0
MP628 Conroe E6850, 3.00Ghz, 4MB, 1333FSB, G0
MP162 Conroe E6750, 2.66Ghz, 4MB, 1333FSB, G0
PN416 Conroe E6700, 2.66Ghz, 4MB, 1066FSB, B2
KU345 Conroe E6600, 2.40Ghz, 4MB, 1066FSB, B2
MP160 Conroe E6550, 2.33Ghz, 4MB, 1333FSB
DX484 Conroe E6420, 2.13Ghz, 4MB, 1066FSB, B2
DX485 Conroe E6320, 1.86Ghz, 4MB, 1066FSB, B2
Y933C Conroe E4700, 2.60Ghz, 2MB, 800FSB, G0
CY593 Conroe E4600, 2.40GHz, 2MB, 800FSB, M0
MP159 Conroe E4500, 2.20Ghz, 2MB, 800FSB, M0
RX522 Conroe E4400, 2.00Ghz, 2MB, 800FSB, M0
HU587 Conroe E4300, 1.80Ghz, 2MB, 800FSB, L2
T944D Conroe E2220, 2.40Ghz, 1MB, 800FSB, M0
RX391 Conroe E2180, 2.00Ghz, 1MB, 800FSB, M0
YU563 Conroe E2160, 1.80Ghz, 1MB, 800FSB, M0
YU562 Conroe E2140, 1.60Ghz, 1MB, 800FSB, M0
Y934C Wolfdale Dual Core E8500, 3.16Ghz, 6MB, 1333FSB, 65W, C0
Y935C Wolfdale Dual Core E8400, 3.00Ghz, 6MB, 1333FSB, 65W, C0
Y932C Wolfdale Dual Core E8200, 2.66Ghz, 6MB, 1333FSB, 65W, C0
X198G Wolfdale Dual Core E7200, 2.53Ghz, 3MB, FD, 65W,M0


Unofficially, one person at least has gone to Quad Core Q8400 (95W), but be on top of keeping the temps within limits. You might want to try Q8400S which is 65W (but more expensive).

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