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. m 0 l 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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedNew motherboard, cpu, and ram can it run on old 32 bit computer? / xp 32 bit upgrade to win. 8 64 bit. Is it possible? Forum SolvedOld HDD and upgrading CPU/Motherboard. Forum Solvedupgrade my cpu and motherboard of my old comp Forum SolvedShould I upgrade my 2 year-old budget gaming PC? (Potentially motherboard, GPU, monitor, CPU) Forum SolvedMotherboard/CPU driver upgrade question... Forum SolvedUpgrading 4 year old PC. Where should I begin? CPU, GPU, Motherboard, RAM? Forum SolvedQuestion about upgrading to a new motherboard,cpu,ram,gpu Forum Solveddell precision 690 multiple cpu upgrade questions Forum SolvedUpgrading cpu fan on old motherboard Forum So, this old computer here...CPU+GPU+MOTHERBOARD question. Forum Solvedmotherboard/cpu upgrade question. Forum Upgrading Old PC/CPU Fan Bios Error OEM Motherboard Forum SolvedOld Dell Opteplex 520 DT PSU Upgrade Forum SolvedMotherboard/CPU Budget Upgrade Questions Forum Should I upgrade the CPU (socket 478) on my old Dell Dimension 4600? Forum CPU and Motherboard upgrade on an old ALX-R6 system. Forum CPU upgrade on an old Dell Forum SolvedMotherboard and CPU upgrade question Forum Solvedsemi-old CPU heatsink does not fit motherboard when building computer. Forum Motherboard upgrade for i7 920 CPU (Dell 435MT) Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !