Dell Dimension 4700 CPU upgrade to i5 2320 Tags: CPUs Dell Intel i5 Dimension Last response: April 22, 2012 5:56 PM in CPUs Share cloudeleven April 17, 2012 12:12:39 AM I have a Dell Dimension 4700 and I was wondering if I would be able to upgrade the processor to an Intel i5 2320? It's currently running a Pentium 4 530 Prescott 3.0GHz w/ HT. I'm using the same motherboard that came with it from Dell. More about : dell dimension 4700 cpu upgrade 2320 Graphite946 April 17, 2012 1:22:53 AM No, you cannot. You have a socket 478 chip. The Sandy bridge i5 2320 uses the 1155 socket. I would recommend purchasing an entire new system, either pre-built or home built. What do you have plans to use this computer for? cloudeleven April 17, 2012 3:32:54 AM Web surfing, watching online HD video, Excel, Word, watching DVDs, etc. Very little gaming. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Graphite946 April 22, 2012 5:56:48 PM cloudeleven said:Web surfing, watching online HD video, Excel, Word, watching DVDs, etc. Very little gaming. For that use, an i5 is going to be overkill. A home built system is always going to have better quality components, but is going to give the best value for gaming and 3D/2D rendering/editing. For your use, a prebuilt will be fine. I didn't ask your budget range, but anything with a core i3 or the AMD FX-4100 or quicker will support you for a few years for your use. I'm a big fan of lenovo Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumDell Dimension 4700 CPU Fan & Heatsink upgrade ForumDell dimension 4700 cpu upgrade ForumDell Dimension 4700 MoBo upgrade ... ForumDell Dimension 4700 Upgrades ForumMy Dell Dimension 4700 is not recognizing newly added memory ForumDell Dimension 4700 Component Upgrade Possible? ForumHow to upgrade dell dimension 4700 graphic card to run windows 7 ForumWill this work in my Dell Dimension 4700 ? ForumWill my parts fit in a Dell Dimension 4700 case? If not, what case? ForumUpgrade my dell dimension 4700 ForumUpgrading a Dell Dimension 4700 video card ForumUpgrading a Dell Dimension 4700 ForumUpgrading Dell Dimension 4700 ForumDell dimension 4700 bios Forum212 evo fan replacement ForumWill this cpu work with a dell dimension 4500 ForumOn a laptop what is CPU useage and how do you slow it down? ForumCpu problem ForumCPU temp over 100°C when gaming? ForumDell Inspiron 1521 screen will not turn on More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !