i7 upgrade options for XPS 435mt

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i7 upgrade options for XPS 435mt

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Does anyone know what i7 CPUs are compatible with the XPS 435mt system?  I have a i7-920 in mine and was wondering about the faster i7s.  Also, does anyone know if the system is only compatible with i7-9xx, or are the other i7 models compatible as well (for example i7-8xx).

Thanks,

My system is:

Windows 7 64 bit, i7-920, 500 watt PSU, GeForce 9500GT, 3 GB Tri Channel Ram, 500gb SATA, 1TB SATA

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  • The i7 motherboards aren't like the previous generation where you could only install a certain FSB.  With an i7 motherboard, you can install any CPU that you want as long as it's an LGA-1366.

    Join the Dell XPS 730 & 730x group on FACEBOOK!

     

    XPS 730x H2C (aluminum clear coat chassis)

    Windows 7 Professional x64
    Intel Core i7 920 @ 3.60ghz (soon-to-be a Core i7-975)
    6gb Corsair Dominator DDR3-1600
    (4) - 300GB VelociRaptors with (3) in RAID0
    Western Digital MyBook 1TB
    (2) - XFX Black Edition GTX 285's in SLI
    (2) - DVD/RW+CD/RW Drives
    Creative X-FI Titanium sound card
    Logitech G5 laser gaming mouse (blue)
    Logitech G19 gaming keyboard
    Logitech G35 headset
    Dell 3008WFP-30" LCD @ 2560x1600
    X-TRAC Ripper mouse pad


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  • The i7 motherboards aren't like the previous generation where you could only install a certain FSB.  With an i7 motherboard, you can install any CPU that you want as long as it's an LGA-1366.

    Join the Dell XPS 730 & 730x group on FACEBOOK!

     

    XPS 730x H2C (aluminum clear coat chassis)

    Windows 7 Professional x64
    Intel Core i7 920 @ 3.60ghz (soon-to-be a Core i7-975)
    6gb Corsair Dominator DDR3-1600
    (4) - 300GB VelociRaptors with (3) in RAID0
    Western Digital MyBook 1TB
    (2) - XFX Black Edition GTX 285's in SLI
    (2) - DVD/RW+CD/RW Drives
    Creative X-FI Titanium sound card
    Logitech G5 laser gaming mouse (blue)
    Logitech G19 gaming keyboard
    Logitech G35 headset
    Dell 3008WFP-30" LCD @ 2560x1600
    X-TRAC Ripper mouse pad


  • wahy is the i7?

  • Thank you!

  • Did you every upgrade the processor on your 435MT?

    How did it work?

     

    Thanks,

     

    Chuck