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Upgrade Processor?

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  • Dell Studio Xps
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January 2, 2011 1:11:04 AM

Hello,
is it possible to upgrade my Dell XPS 400 with a Intel Core-2 Duo E6600 Processor?

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January 2, 2011 1:15:41 AM

I don't think you can change hardware in Dell computers.
I can't find the motherboard specifications for the XPS400.
375w PSU in that system is quite small too but I know next to nothing about Intel power consumptions.
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January 2, 2011 1:24:12 AM

You have a 945 chipset on an OEM machine so probably not. The first chipsets to support C2Ds were the 975 and then 965. 945 did eventually do it, but not the first revision boards. I'm going to assume that as a dell you have one of the first rev boards, and they never released a bios or board upgrade to support C2D. You should be able to upgrade to one of the 8xx or 9xx dual core P4s.

Wouldn't worry about that 375W PSU btw. Its a tough unit that can handle most GPUs.
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January 2, 2011 1:24:43 AM

omnisome said:
I don't think you can change hardware in Dell computers.
I can't find the motherboard specifications for the XPS400.
375w PSU in that system is quite small too but I know next to nothing about Intel power consumptions.


Thanks for the information !
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January 2, 2011 1:25:51 AM

4745454b said:
You have a 945 chipset on an OEM machine so probably not. The first chipsets to support C2Ds were the 975 and then 965. 945 did eventually do it, but not the first revision boards. I'm going to assume that as a dell you have one of the first rev boards, and they never released a bios or board upgrade to support C2D. You should be able to upgrade to one of the 8xx or 9xx dual core P4s.

Wouldn't worry about that 375W PSU btw. Its a tough unit that can handle most GPUs.

Thanks the hep..............
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