Can you substitute intel i3 processor in a dell optiplex 740 Tags: CPUs Dell Optiplex Processors Intel Last response: April 21, 2012 7:09 AM in CPUs Share Petebzson April 21, 2012 3:52:54 AM I have a dell optiplex 740 enhanced with AMD processor and would like to know if an Intel i3 will work in the socket. More about : substitute intel processor dell optiplex 740 jaguarskx a c 341 à CPUs a b å Intel April 21, 2012 7:09:43 AM No. The Core i3 is socket 1155 and requires a motherboard with an Intel chipset. The Dell Optiplex 740 has an old socket AM2 motherboard. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumDell Optiplex 745 Graphics Question ForumUpgrade Dell 470 vs. Optiplex 380? ForumIntel celeron processor 2.53 ghz upgrade to? What? ForumGPU for solidworks ForumUpgrading processor in Dell E521 ForumI3 2100 atx motherboard Forum$300 max HTPC build ForumIdle Chit Chat... ForumHelp/Suggestions for Small Form Factor Beast??? ForumLooking for a Laptop ForumCan i upgrade my socket 478 pentium 4 processor to a dual core ForumWrong processor shipped, will it matter in the end? ForumPSU Help ForumCan you upgrade a satellite laptops cpu? ForumIntel Auburndale chip compatibility ForumK9N6PGM2 v2 best processor ForumI want to render high end graphics images... which processor & mother board Forum[Solved] Does my processor need to have graphics cap. ForumAmd buldozer vs intel i7 core processor ForumCan you game on a xeon porcessor More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !