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I want to upgrade my cpu

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July 23, 2012 3:32:53 PM

Some information
Computer: Dell Inspirion 530
OS: Vista
Current Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 ~ 2.78Ghz
Motherboard: Dell 0FM586 ~ A00

Budget: 400$
Looking for: Processor around 3.4 Ghz or Higher

Would I need to find a new motherboard or is the a processor upgrade that would fit in my motherboard.

Please link suggestions through www.amazon.com.

If a new motherboard is needed would someone please link me one that would fit into my build as well as a new processor and sufficient RAM to buy.

If you need anything else post here and I'll link it.








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http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/283384-33-read-first

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July 23, 2012 4:03:41 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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July 23, 2012 4:11:10 PM

Upgrading that dell is going to be very difficult, and expensive. I would recommend saving up, and either buying a new pre built, or build your own.

Tomshardware has a terrific article everyday with good deals on prebuilts. If you'd like to build your own, do a lot of research, and a lot of searching.
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July 23, 2012 4:13:11 PM

U need to change the CPU + mobo + RAM to make it worth.
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July 23, 2012 4:26:43 PM

U don't have to upgrade with budget $400.

Install what I posted and have brand new 4x faster PC.
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July 23, 2012 4:39:48 PM

So, all the listed with OS+CPU+new RAM+new motherboard = less than $400

And your PC will leave that DELL in dust in anything u do!

And u getting a quad core CPU.
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July 23, 2012 5:13:52 PM

If you could bump your budget up to around $500, you could get all of this:

Core i5-2500k, awesome processor, I'm amazed by it.
http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Core-2500K-Processor-1155/d...

Same motherboard as mine, except with PCI slots
http://www.amazon.com/MSI-Computer-Corp-Motherboards-Z7...

Pretty Memory, fast too
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-240-Pin-Platfor...

Motherboard doesn't support IDE so you need this
http://www.amazon.com/Asus-24xDVD-RW-Serial-Internal-DR...

Some case I found:
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Carbide-Windowed-Gaming-C...

And you could just reuse the dell power supply and hard drive, and WALA! A brand new spanking fast computer. Don't bother upgrading the CPU, or putting anything different in that crappy case, if you were to reuse the power supply, I would think of getting a new one in the future, since dell power supplies aren't exactly that powerful and top-of-the-line.
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