CPU upgrade question (old dell motherboard) Tags: Motherboards Optiplex Computer Dell CPUs Last response: August 22, 2012 6:52 PM in Motherboards Share killerhurtalot a b V Motherboard a b à CPUs August 22, 2012 6:25:42 PM Hi guys, Computer at work needs a cpu upgrade. It's a Dell optiplex 380 with DELL Optiplex 380 MotherBoard Minitower 0HN7XN HN7XN as the motherboard.(I believe that it is based on the intel G41 chipset The tech specs from dell shows that it supports: q8400 q9400 q9500 q9505 q9550 q9650 I was wondering if a q9450 is supported (since it's a half step upgrade just like the q9550) New computer is out of the question. (Work won't buy things other than from "approved" vendors so no custom rigs) More about : cpu upgrade question dell motherboard Kamen_BG a b V Motherboard a b à CPUs August 22, 2012 6:38:53 PM Sure! The Q9450 cant possibly not be supported becaues both the Q9400 and Q9550 are supported. killerhurtalot a b V Motherboard a b à CPUs August 22, 2012 6:52:57 PM It's got a 255w PSU and it says that the power draw cannot exceed 80w on the 12v rail for the motherboard. The q9450 is rated for 95w TDP. Anyone know if under load, it would ever go over 80w. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumCPU upgrade on an old Dell Forum[ Motherboard ] Offered upgrade for old dead board.. any advice? ForumUpgrading an OLD Dell Dimension 4550 ForumDell E510 CPU Upgrade ? ForumHelp Nursing an Old PC: CPU Upgrade ? ForumMotherboard upgrade for i7 920 CPU ( Dell 435MT) ForumI want to put a new motherboard and parts inside an old dell 4400 case Forumupgrading a Dell Dimesion E521 CPU question ForumUpgrading a Dell Dimesion E521 CPU question ForumMemory upgrade for mom's old Dell unsuccessful ForumUpgrading an old beast - Optiplex gx280 CPU compatibility ForumDELL CPU UPGRADE !!!! ForumDell Dimension 8400 CPU Upgrade to Dual Core ForumShould I upgrade the CPU (socket 478) on my old Dell Dimension 4600? ForumDell XPS 7100 user upgrade question Forum"Reboot and select Proper boot device" ForumWhich motherboard should I get Asus LK or Gigabyte UD3H? ForumMotherboard Problem? ForumRAM question ForumGigabyte (GA-A75M-S2V) RAID QUESTION More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !