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CPU upgrade for Dell XPS 400?


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#1 BigElCat

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 10:42 PM

My XPS 400 has a Pentium D 820.  Could I put in a D 945 or D 960 to improve performance?  They use the same socket.  If so, what's the difference between these two; they're both rated at 3.4Ghz/4M/800Mhz..  The D 820 is 2.8Ghz/2M/800Mhz.


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Posted 14 February 2014 - 06:50 AM

It looks like I might be able to step up to Core 2 Duo.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/54767-2-processor-support

Has anyone here attempted this upgrade?

 

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http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/t/19424631.aspx

 

one source says "no" to the Core 2 Duo : http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/t/19356467.aspx


Edited by BigElCat, 14 February 2014 - 07:15 AM.


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Posted 17 February 2014 - 12:08 PM

It looks like a D 960 3.6 Ghz with a 4M cache would be as high as I can go with my mobo.  Would this be a significant step up from 2.8 Ghz with a 2M cache?

 

Or is this just a waste of tim?.  My goal would be to max out the XPS 400 just for the sake of doing it.  I really like this old computer.  I have an Intel SSD in it.



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Posted 18 February 2014 - 06:54 PM

Seems to me...a new motherboard/RAM/CPU...would be an "upgrade".  System dates back to 2005...nothing you do would be a significant change, IMO.  Socket 775 board.

 

"My goal would to max out the XPS 400"...it's difficult to max out hardware which belongs to the past...and it's not necessarily wise, IMO. 

 

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Addendum:  Think about it this way...are you still using the same cell phone...and plan...that you did in 2005? 


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