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Solved: Processor Upgrading

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  1. skoot1

    skoot1 Thread Starter

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    I have a Dell Inspiron One which has 8 gb of ram and a 500 gb harddrive with W7,
    I am trying to upgrade from i3 dual core to i5 quad or dual core but I can't get anyone to tell which parts to buy do I need a new motherboard, or just the processor? My computer is fairly new and has a H-61 chipset but the newness of the computer seems to be my hinderance in upgrading they either say it is oh so expensive or why do you want to do this. I thought this was my option , I have a little bit of time and money so stop being so concerned. Could you either give me this info. or help me find out where I can get it?
     
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    Just go to newegg, pick a processor and see if it's compatible with your MBs socket and chipset. Read reviews.
     
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    Just because a mb socket supports a given cpu family ie socket 1155, AM3+ or whatever does NOT mean it supports all cpus based on said socket. You must consult the board maker's cpu support list OR in this case the system builder ie dell.

    Doing what you posted can very well result in a no boot condition or worse [If you install a 125W cpu into a board that only supports 95W then you are asking for melted parts on the board or a small fire]
     
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    It'll be hard to find 125W LGA1155 beast. I believe currently 95W for i5 is the most, but of course always check with manufacturer.
     
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    I agree. I can't find a 125w LGA1155 chip.

    Heck, even a i5-2500k is only 95w. What's the original processor in this system (i3-?????)?
     
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    He still must contact dell to see what cpus are supported. Unless the bios has the correct microcode to run a given cpu, it is not going to work correctly.

    Most of the time IF the cpu you want to install was an option for the system in question, it is going to work fine. If it was not an option, then you will most likely have problems. Dell [or any other big box mfg] has no vested interest in you upgrading an existing system; they would prefer you purchase a new system.
     
  8. skoot1

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    Contacting Dell for cpu microcodes, as I remember this all-in-one gave you a choice of which cpu you wanted i.e. i3,i5,i7 so i might have gotten lucky seeing as I purchased this unit with the i3 to save money.
    Thanks A Bunch
    crjdriver
     
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