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Help with upgrading an Dell XPS Gen 4

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May 2, 2010 1:23:52 AM

My friend is rather tight on money, and a PC gamer. He recently has gotten a Dell XPS Gen 4 from a friend for free, and is attempting to update it so it can play modern games decently. He is currently looking at getting a 4850 to replace a 6800, and 2 more gigs of ram. However, one thing which I can't find any information on is what socket he has, and what processors the bios will accept. He currently has a 3.73 ghz p4, so I think its a LGA 775, which would open up a lot of possibilities, assuming the bios supports the procs, but I'm unable to find the info on dells website, and with the warrenty long gone, I would have to pay to call them. Anyone know what CPUs I can put into it?

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May 2, 2010 1:30:22 AM

Could you give me a model number?

If it is compatible, You could buy an E6600 for a drop in for like 75$, or a Q6600 for 140$, or a Q9555.
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May 2, 2010 1:33:48 AM

I'm going to go ahead and say you are SOl from what i found online :( 
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May 2, 2010 1:34:35 AM

6M62871 is the service tag
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May 2, 2010 1:37:17 AM

sigh oh well, I'm guessing it'll be able to still run most things if I upgrade the gpu, Thanks for the help.
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May 2, 2010 1:37:54 AM

no chance of finding a bios to flash it with I guess :/ 
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May 2, 2010 1:44:28 AM

Cheap pc said:
sigh oh well, I'm guessing it'll be able to still run most things if I upgrade the gpu, Thanks for the help.


...Thea t CPu will botlleneck though :( 

And you can"t OC since its a dell.
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May 2, 2010 1:46:51 AM

eh, its actually doing a lot better than i expected, its running borderlands pretty well on low at 1024 by 720, and I imagine a 4850 and ram upgrade would still make a noticeable difference.
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