i am looking to upgrade my processor for my 530 i know its not the best but i want to get more out of it i have already upgraded my GPU from on board to a HD 7750 low profile, whats the best processor i can get that will be compadable with my rig.
Hello... the problem I have always had with upgrading CPU's, in peoples Dell computers, is the lack of DELL BIO's updates, for the motherboards to recognize diiferent/newer CPU's. it's always been a hit or miss situation... and the best solution, in time and $$$, is to determine if your case will fit a new standard matx or atx motherboard into it. If not... a case, motherboard, and CPU replacement is needed.
The FOXconn motherboard specs as a S775 with Quad processor support, with their BIO's updates, But using their BIO's on a DELL OEM board may or may not work... Backup any current DELL BIO's before attemping a newer Foxconn BIO's...
If you can put a used Quad or an Used E8400 Dual into your computer... you will get a performance boost.
I don't think I want to get a whole new mb ram, I want to try to get a new CPU and maybe get 2 more gb of ram. I found a core 2 duo e8400 for $50 on eBay but I see them go for like 170 on newegg. Should I try this CPU on eBay because I'm worried about it being used.
Link to eBay CPU http://www.ebay.com/ctg/Intel-Core-2-Duo-E8400-3-GHz-Du...
Hello... I have bought and sold many used Computer parts on EBAY... verify a good number of positives and a return if DOA, there are no moving parts in a CPU... it either works or doesn't work... if you must return, you pay the shipping not them.
Yes , in the used computer parts business, prices will be higher than current/new products.
you will get 2x's the processor power/speed than your current CPU...
Have you any experience with EBAY? If you are patient, a last minute BID can get you a lower cost than a BUY NOW option.
I have bought items off of eBay, but I havent bought anything in a while. I will look into this and I will probably end up getting it from eBay.
I haven't put a new processor in the past I know the basics of it but do you have any tips that could help