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Change I5-2310 CPU to I5-2500K in Dell Inspiron 560

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December 15, 2011 4:21:30 AM

I recently acquired a Dell Inspiron 560 Desktop.
This computer is stock, I5-2310, 8GB DDR3 RAM, 300 Watt PSU, Win 7 Home, no special graphics.

I would like to change the I5-2310 CPU to an I5-2500K CPU using the existing
1155 MoBo in the computer.

I also would like to do this without the need to re-install the OS.

Any issues or problems with this procedure?

All advice is greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

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December 15, 2011 5:08:12 AM

It would be a waste of installing an unlocked cpu in a bios that offers no overclocking ability. A 2400 would be a better choice.
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December 15, 2011 4:59:57 PM

Thanks for the reply.
The more I dive into this computer's specs, the less impressed I am.
The I5-2400 is a great CPU choice for this Dell.
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December 15, 2011 5:19:55 PM

If you have a locked quad core 2310 why to change with locked 2400 ? Its a nonsense. You can raise to work at his maximum clocked speed from bios that 2310.
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December 15, 2011 5:20:16 PM

Aren't the 2310 and 2400 very, very similar processors? Seems like it wouldn't be worth the hassle and replacement cost to get a 2400.
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December 15, 2011 7:13:11 PM

Most of the time Dell computers have locked BIOS. Only their high end gaming computers are overclockable. Even if the board did support a more powerful CPU ( very unlikely ) there would be no way to overclock it.



You will see NO difference in the 2310 and 2400 in the real world. If you were building a gaming computer then the 2400 would be a better choice. As is that Dell probably will not support anything but the 2310 it came with unless you buy a new motherboard.
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December 17, 2011 1:56:10 PM

Thanks for the replies, and information.
I did acquire this computer for basically a small cost, and was hoping to get some better performance out of it.
I think it is better to leave this one as-is, and just build a computer.
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December 17, 2011 2:00:55 PM

teedro said:
Thanks for the replies, and information.
I did acquire this computer for basically a small cost, and was hoping to get some better performance out of it.
I think it is better to leave this one as-is, and just build a computer.


better performance for what? the i5-2300 may not be intel's fastest chip but for most tasks it far more horsepower then 95% of people need.
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