Hello again, Tom's Hardware.
I'm considering upgrading to the fastest possible CPU for my Optiplex 755. But, as of right now, I'm a bit low on cash.
While I wait for the $400 needed to upgrade to the max, would it be advisable to use a temporary CPU in my Current rig?
If so, are there any that meet my criteria?:
Socket: LGA 755
Cores: Don't really care.
Cache: Don't really care.
TDP(Voltage): Anything below 95 watts.
Usage: Gaming (stuff like GTA IV, Guitar Hero, etc.)
I wouldn't change anything. Dell boards aren't designed to upgrade the cpu; your board may run fine with older .65 nm cpus, but the cpu you selected is a wolfdale .45 nm, which may not even post. Anytime you want to upgrade, you would be better off building your own. Check on one of the dell forums and see if someone has tried this cpu on your board.
o1die: Already checked for CPU compatibility, the Q35 chipset supports Wolfdales.
iam2thecrowe: Yep, found that out recently as well. Planning on upgrading to a Q9650 once I have the Cash.
Thanks for the replies,