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Cpu upgrade

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Tswann75, Sep 27, 2018.

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  1. Tswann75

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  2. lunarlander

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    Run CPU-Z to see what socket your core 2 duo is using. To change the cpu, all you need is to find cpu's that fit the same socket. It has nothing to do with the power supply
     
  3. flavallee

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    You didn't say specifically which "Intel Core 2 Duo 2.9 GHz" processor your Dell OptiPlex 780 Small Form Factor has, so I'm going to assume it's the
    Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 2.93 GHz
    cpu1.JPG

    This is the processor you want to replace it with.
    Intel Core 2 Quad E8400 2.66 GHz
    cpu2.JPG

    HERE is a good detailed comparison between those 2 processors.

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