Upgrade Dell Optiplex 745

can this Core 2 Duo (E8400) 3.00 GHz be used in my Dell Optiplex 745
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  1. Yes no? What is the fastest processor I can upgrade to please help and thanks
  2. scottiemedic said:


    Intel Core 2 Extreme X7900 - 2.8 GHz Dual-Core Processor SLAF4 what about this one
  3. 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-Processor-E6600-(4M-Cache-2_40-GHz-1066-MHz-FSB)
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