Upgrade Dell Optiplex 745 Tags: CPUs Core Optiplex Dell Last response: February 28, 2012 9:52 PM in CPUs Share SnnokJonesSr February 28, 2012 3:08:08 AM can this Core 2 Duo (E8400) 3.00 GHz be used in my Dell Optiplex 745 More about : upgrade dell optiplex 745 scottiemedic a b à CPUs February 28, 2012 3:43:21 AM The 965 chipset found on your Dell is NOT one of the listed compatible chipsets with an E8400: http://ark.intel.com/products/33910?wapkw=e8400 http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=dell%20optiplex%... (PDF file) SnnokJonesSr February 28, 2012 2:10:58 PM Yes no? What is the fastest processor I can upgrade to please help and thanks Related resources Upgrade Dell Optiplex 745 - Forum Dell optiplex 745 upgrade cpu - Forum Dell Optiplex 745 CPU Upgrade - Forum Dell Optiplex 745 USFF cpu upgrade recommendations - Forum Upgrade to GTX 460 on DELL optiplex 745 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer SnnokJonesSr February 28, 2012 5:04:54 PM scottiemedic said:The 965 chipset found on your Dell is NOT one of the listed compatible chipsets with an E8400: http://ark.intel.com/products/33910?wapkw=e8400 http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=dell%20optiplex%... (PDF file) Intel Core 2 Extreme X7900 - 2.8 GHz Dual-Core Processor SLAF4 what about this one scottiemedic a b à CPUs February 28, 2012 9:52:21 PM The X7900 is a mobile processor, not a desktop processor... Your mobo uses a 'Q965' chipset, so you have to find a compatible processor for that chipset. Here is a list of compatible products for the Q965 chipset: http://ark.intel.com/products/chipsets/22756 Of those listed, the Core2Duo E6600 apprears to be the best CPU you can put on it: http://ark.intel.com/products/27250/Intel-Core2-Duo-Pro...(4M-Cache-2_40-GHz-1066-MHz-FSB) Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumDell Optiplex 745 SFF power supply upgrade recommendations ForumDell Optiplex 745 Power Supply Upgrade ForumDell Optiplex 745 and a newer generation GPU ForumDell optiplex 745 mini tower ForumDell Optiplex 745 Capabilities Question ForumDell optiplex 745 cpu compatibilty ForumDell OptiPlex 745 - Stock Cooling suitability for Core2 Q6700? ForumUpgrading a dell optiplex gx280 or 745 ForumBest Graphics Card for Dell Optiplex 745 ForumFX-6200 vs FX-6300? ForumUpgrade Forum[Solved] Upgrade ForumIntel Pentium 4 upgrade ForumA8 upgrade Forum[Solved] Good upgrade? More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !