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If u upgrade ur cpu from a 32bit to a 64 bit......

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July 26, 2011 6:07:39 PM

if you upgrade your CPU from a 32 bit to a 64 bit can you install a windows that is a 64 bit ??? if not what else would u have to change?

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a b à CPUs
July 26, 2011 6:26:38 PM

what processor is it?
July 26, 2011 6:31:55 PM

Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 @ 2.53GHz socket is a "LGA775" and the processor i want to go to is a intel Xeon X3380 @ 3.16 GHz
the duo core has 2 cores no hyperthreading the xeon is a quad core and no hyperthreading
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a c 448 à CPUs
July 26, 2011 6:49:46 PM

You must check to see if your motherboard support the Intel Xeon X3380. Go the the manufacturer's site and look up that specific motherboard for a list of compatible CPUs.
July 26, 2011 7:02:05 PM

when i go to the system info it says its X86-based PC so would my motherboard be a 32 bit ?? or would it be my processor ?? it should suport the xeon because its the same socket its LGA775 socket
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July 26, 2011 7:15:06 PM

All C2D and Core i CPUs are x86 CPUs with 64-bit instruction extensions.

Just because you can physically install the Xeon CPU does not mean it will be recognized by the motherboard. The motherboard has a BIOS which basically allows it to recognize CPUs. If the BIOS does not contain any information pertaining to the CPU you want to install, then your new CPU will not be recognized and will not work.

As stated before, go to the motherboard's manufacturer website to find a list of compatible CPUs. If it is listed, then you may need to flash your motherboard to upgrade the BIOS.
a c 448 à CPUs
July 26, 2011 11:30:36 PM

The E8600 should work. But you need to go to Dell's site and check your specific Dell model number to determine if in fact you can install E8600 CPU with or without a BIOS upgrade.

They should list compatible CPUs for you particular PC.
July 27, 2011 3:46:28 PM

i think u only need a bio upgrade u have to have a bio over 1.0.15
a b à CPUs
July 27, 2011 6:12:46 PM

read this

different mobos in the Inspiron 530 towers
one supports only C2Ds
the other supports C2Q
I believe yours only supports C2Ds up to E8500

careful with dell cpu upgrades
while the chipset might support it
The bios might not
with the Inspiron the C2Q mobo was able to supply more voltage/wattage
due to different VRM (voltage regulator module)