I bought a Dell Studio XPS 9100 from Dell around Christmas time 2 years ago. So far the system has been great. A relative just purchased an upgraded system and it is a lot faster and newer. I would like to upgrade my processor. I will copy in my tech specs here of my system:
Sorry for the long post... Again to sum up my question:
I WANT TO UPGRADE MY PROCESSOR. WHAT CAN I PUT INTO IT????? HAS TO BE INTEL, I WANT TO STAY AWAY FROM AMD. If you need more information let me know... I used DELL SUPPORT CENTER for the info... THIS IS URGENT so please hurry to help me...
I play Medal of Honor AIRBORNE!!! Check it out!!!
Hi again :),
Also, I read up on a SATA III Controller, would this work for the setup that I am looking for?
I want to be able to install the SAMSUNG SSD 830 through the SYBA SY-PEX40030 PCI-Express 2.0 x1 SATA III (6.0Gb/s) RAID Controller Card and use it as my primary hard drive with a new copy of Windows 7 on it? Would I achieve a faster speed using the SATA III Controller rather than using just my built in SATA II port???
Thanks ahead for walking me through my journey of upgrading my system :)Mark H.
You have an Intel board so you obviously have no choice but Intel for the CPU. Your chipset supports an i7-970 but I'm not sure if it's worth the trouble.
Please post back and let me know if you need more help.
If gaming is your issue, consider a new video card rather than a new CPU.
A Core i7 is a very fast CPU, while a 7.8 on the Windows Experience Index for graphics means there's room for improvement. And, a primary disk subscore of 5.9 is dismal; my homebuilt (in an XPS 7100 case) has a SATA III SSD for a primary drive, and it's rated 7.9, the maximum.
Ok. I am going to purchase the Samsung 830 SSD from Newegg. 256GB, $169. Thanks everyone. Another question then: :). I have 9GB OF 1333mhz ram. Should I go for 8gb of 1600mhz??
Also here is a dumb question buy I'll ask it anyways:
The Samsung 830 256 GB SSD requires 1 SATA 3 Port. Does my Dell Studio XPS 9100 have that? How can I tell? I am still looking for answers for the above question... Thanks
Forget about a CPU or memory upgrade. Both would be a waste of time and money based on what you have now. You will only make things faster by getting a SSD drive or SSD cache drive. Medal of Honor Airborne is an old game from 5 years ago. It does not take much to play it. SSDs work on SATA 2 or 3. It's just faster on SATA 3.
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