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Dell Precision 380 Upgrade?

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December 3, 2010 11:10:54 AM

I have Dell Precision 380. I dont know what motherboard is installed in it. but through a software i have been able to know that it has intel i955x chipset. I want to know how far i upgrade my computer to?
or Can I upgrade it to Core 2Duo?
Plz tell me. I will be very glad.
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December 3, 2010 12:36:46 PM

No. The 955 chipset is too old to support any core2 duos. And the motherboard is a btx format with btx case, so finding a newer board that fits is also difficult, but there are a few out there if you want to try changing it out. Only btx boards will fit, and your original dell operating system probably won't reactivate with a different motherboard. You'll need a new windows coa, unless you bought a new generic copy of windows. Microsoft will sometimes give you a new coa if your new board is made by dell. But I would keep your system as a spare or sell it on ebay, and start over.
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December 3, 2010 3:13:55 PM

O1die, thank for your suggestion. I have noted it down.
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December 3, 2010 6:30:50 PM

Obviously I will try for the maximum i.e "Pentium D". I knew about it, But i wanted to make sure of it. If I had to change the board, I will opt for Core 2Duo. So what motherboard can support upto that levlel, I have no ideal. Could you guide me? I will really appreciate that.
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December 3, 2010 7:09:11 PM

No, I am content with Core 2Duo. I can't look beyond that at the moment. I will have to wait a little for the latest ones. So what options we have with C2D?
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December 3, 2010 7:15:49 PM

No, not mini. Just Normal. Standard.
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December 4, 2010 9:29:49 AM

okay. So now what to do? Lets finish it.
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December 4, 2010 9:52:18 AM

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December 5, 2010 6:08:14 AM

Thanks mate. You gave me so many options. DP 390 is what i m looking for at the moment. So I will go for it. I knew very little. But you guided me very well. Thanks again.
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December 5, 2010 6:08:43 AM

Best answer selected by King_Roger.
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