Hello, I want to upgrade the processor on my XPS 410. Now I know its an older computer but I don't have the money at the moment to buy a new computer. If this computer can get me by for another year or maybe two that would be great.
From my scrounging of the interwebz, I have come up with this information. Please look threw it and tell me what you think.
My mobo is a Dell 0WG855 with a Pentium D 2.80 LGA775 Smithfield processor and a Intel P965 Chipset. If you need any other system info please let me know.
I was looking at replacing it with an Intel Dual Core Pentium 6500 2.93 Ghz or Intel Core2 Duo E7500 Wolfdale 2.93Ghz. Both LGA775. From my calculations, either of these two processors offer 60-70% more power than my current Pentium D.
So first, can I expect either of these to work in my current computer?
Second, if neither of these work, do you have any recommendations for a different processor?
Any other opinions?
I'm currently using this rig for mid-level gaming, FYI.
Thanks for any input. :)
The XPS 410 BIOS version 2.5.3 will not recognize any processors above Core 2 Duo E6700 and the Core 2 Quad Q6700.
You can find a list of compatible processors for the XPS 410 HERE
Note: The Core 2 Quad Q6700, is not listed, but is compatible.
Prior to installing the processor, you need to upgrade the BIOS to the latest version, 2.5.3, because with version 2.5.1, new CPU Support was added.
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Thank you, shesagordie!
You are welcome.