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Can i replace a q8200 with a q6600 in a dell 540

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October 25, 2010 3:55:17 AM

I have a Dell Studio 540 with a Q8200 CPU. It won't support XP mode in Windows 7 but the Q6600 will. Can I simply pull out the Q8200 and replace it with the Q6600? :??: 
October 25, 2010 1:32:27 PM

Thanks to all who replied. It appears to be a popular consensus that I can simply pull out the Q8200 and put in a Q6600 to achieve XP mode capability in Win 7 Pro. If there is any other tweaking or something I need to do I'd appreciate some insight. Looking for the cheapest way to get xp mode working under Win 7 Pro. Would be nice to get a lower power cpu like the Q95XX I suppose but cost is unfortunately a major concern. Thanks again all.
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October 25, 2010 3:17:18 PM

BIOS upgrade is recommended, but you don't have to do it if you don't know how, or not easy with the "flashing"
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October 25, 2010 4:09:59 PM

Virtualbox + XP Pro.
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October 25, 2010 7:02:31 PM

das_stig said:
Virtualbox + XP Pro.


The question was about Windows 7 mate...and it solved...i think.
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