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? m 0 l cloudeleven April 17, 2012 3:32:54 AM Web surfing, watching online HD video, Excel, Word, watching DVDs, etc. Very little gaming. m 0 l 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 m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Dell Dimension 4700 CPU Fan & Heatsink upgrade Forum SolvedDell Dimension 4700 Pentium 4 Upgrade Forum SolvedCan I upgrade the single core Pentium 4 to a core 2 quad in a dell dimension 4700 Forum Problem with Dell Dimension 4700 video card upgrade. Forum Upgrade for Dell Dimension 4700 Desktop Forum How to upgrade dell dimension 4700 graphic card to run windows 7 Forum How to upgrade dell dimension 4700 graphic card to run windows 7 Forum Dell Dimension 4700 MoBo upgrade... Forum Video Card Upgrade for Dell Dimension 4700? Forum Dell Dimension 4700 Component Upgrade Possible? Forum Dell Dimension 4700 Fan Upgrade Forum Dell Dimension 4700 Power Supply Upgrade Forum Upgrade my dell dimension 4700 Forum Wiring/pins for Dell Dimension 4700 CPU fan Forum Dell Dimension 4700 upgrade Forum CPU cooling fan Dell Dimension 4700 Forum Video card upgrade for Dell Dimension 4700C Forum Dell Dimension 4700 memory upgrade question-a mix of DDR2-.. Forum CPU i5-2320 upgrade on dell xps8300 MoBo Forum Dimension 4700 cpu upgrade Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !