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Uprgrade Core2Duo to Quad???

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August 11, 2010 4:24:30 PM

Hi,

I want to upgrade my Dell XPS410 (Core2Duo E6600@2.40GHz, Socket 775 LGA, Conroe) to a Quad.

Here is what I'm looking at: Quad Core Q6600 @2.40GHz, Socket 775, Kentsfield.

My confusion is regarding Conroe vs. Kentsfield. Will the Quad Core CPU fit since they're both socket 775? Have researched, but could not come up with an answer.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you.

:) 

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August 11, 2010 4:32:18 PM

The XPS410 only came with core 2 duos so its board likely doesnt support core 2 quads. Because its a prebuilt your CPU selection is limited to whatever dell was planning to put into that board and nothing else, they dont give you wide CPU selection like normal motherboards.
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August 12, 2010 1:21:21 PM

hunter315,

thanks...

Could you also explain (or steer me to a source) the difference between Conroe & Kentsfield?

Thank you.

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August 12, 2010 1:26:26 PM

hunter315 said:
The XPS410 only came with core 2 duos

It came with Kentsfield Quads if you wanted to pay the premium for the upgrade.
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August 12, 2010 1:27:48 PM

slowflight said:
hunter315,

thanks...

Could you also explain (or steer me to a source) the difference between Conroe & Kentsfield?

Thank you.

:) 

Conroe = 1066 FSB Core2Duo
Kentsfield = 1066 FSB Core2Quad

Edit; I personally wouldn't bother unless I could find a Q6600 cheap
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August 12, 2010 1:35:01 PM

Have you looked at the Core2Quad Q8400 Im currently using it and have no regrets, Since games are asking for core2duo's i recommend go for quad
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August 12, 2010 1:39:09 PM

Jonathern said:
Core2Quad Q8400

1333 FSB Yorkfield, won't work on the OP's board.
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August 12, 2010 1:42:10 PM

delluser1 said:
1333 FSB Yorkfield, won't work on the OP's board.


My bad sorry did not read correctly :pt1cable:  , Well none the less get a quad core just to stay one step ahead of gaming demands. :sol: 
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August 12, 2010 4:07:25 PM

^+1
yeah i also using Q8300... gr8 processor...
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August 12, 2010 7:37:02 PM

2155606,5,132889 said:
Conroe = 1066 FSB Core2Duo
Kentsfield = 1066 FSB Core2Quad

Edit; I personally wouldn't bother unless I could find a Q6600 cheap[/quotemsgdelluser1,

delluser1,


thanks to you and all the others. I'm heading over to ebay to look for a cheap Quad Core CPU...

:) 
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August 13, 2010 5:43:55 AM

slowflight said:
2155606,5,132889 said:
Conroe = 1066 FSB Core2Duo
Kentsfield = 1066 FSB Core2Quad

Edit; I personally wouldn't bother unless I could find a Q6600 cheap[/quotemsgdelluser1,

delluser1,


thanks to you and all the others. I'm heading over to ebay to look for a cheap Quad Core CPU...

:) 
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Look at the end of the day its up you, get a quad core look at your current specs of your current CPU and judge it to a quad core of your choice if its better go for it,I have no regrets with mine may not be an i series but for games and general use perfect for my needs.
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August 13, 2010 5:45:10 AM

slowflight said:
2155606,5,132889 said:
Conroe = 1066 FSB Core2Duo
Kentsfield = 1066 FSB Core2Quad

Edit; I personally wouldn't bother unless I could find a Q6600 cheap[/quotemsgdelluser1,

delluser1,


thanks to you and all the others. I'm heading over to ebay to look for a cheap Quad Core CPU...

:) 
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Can your mobo only support the highest of 1066 FSB?
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August 13, 2010 2:41:35 PM

Yes. OP is limited to a Q6600, Q6700, or possibly a QX6800. But for any more that $100 or so, I don't think it is worth it.
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August 13, 2010 3:53:29 PM

jsc said:
Yes. OP is limited to a Q6600, Q6700, or possibly a QX6800. But for any more that $100 or so, I don't think it is worth it.


I think its wise you strive to get the Q6600, I would of if i had the choice but could only buy the Q8400 which was an arm and a leg,lol,All quads are 775 doesn't matter which version as long as your mobo is socket 775 your sorted and it supports the FSB. :bounce: 
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August 13, 2010 5:47:21 PM

only way to find out is to see the BOX of your Mobo or go its site for CPU support List to see if your mobo supports Quad Core or not !! if your going for Quad core so go for Q9400 or higher ...but that one that you have choosed is strong enough to handle latest HARDWARES & games !!! Goodluck
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August 16, 2010 7:31:26 AM

Just work pn your budget choose the CPU's that have a FSB of 1066 since thats what your mobo supports and go for it.
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August 16, 2010 8:16:21 AM

I'm not promoting Q6600, but Q6600 aside from its fast 2,4 Ghz speed, is known as the easiest one for overclocking, since Q6600 possesses bigger multipliers than its similar friends, causing it to have overclocking performance as high as Intel Extreme series processors (ex. QX6600, QX others).
Because of that also, Q6600 is known for its great stability even when running under overclocking conditions.
I estimate Q6600 will still last you 3 years from now, if not more( Apps just need more RAM in the future, not much regarding processing power). Considering its very cheap price, it's worth it.
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August 16, 2010 8:20:16 AM

andrern2000 said:
I'm not promoting Q6600, but Q6600 is known aside from its fast 2,4 Ghz speed, is also known as the easiest one for overclocking, since Q6600 possesses bigger multipliers than its similar friends, causing it to have overclocking performance as high as Intel Extreme series processors (ex. QX6600, QX others).
Because of that also, Q6600 is known for its great stability even when running under overclocking conditions.
I estimate Q6600 will still last you 3 years from now, if not more( Apps just need more RAM in the future, not much regarding processing power). Considering its very cheap price, it's worth it.


Read my topic on why go for core i series, See i estimated the same thing what a war,lol
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August 16, 2010 8:27:07 AM

Jonathern said:
Read my topic on why go for core i series, See i estimated the same thing what a war,lol


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August 30, 2010 11:54:27 PM

Best answer selected by slowflight.
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August 30, 2010 11:55:42 PM

Thanks to all who replied. I bought one on eBay...just over a $100.00...

Again, thanks.

:) 
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September 27, 2010 12:19:51 PM

Just a quick update...

Have been running the Q6600 for almost 3 weeks, no problems. The installation process was painless, using Tom's and other online sources... (my first:) .



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