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jkeat359

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I want to upgrade my 1.6 gig celeron prcessor to an intel core 2 duo e6550 2.66 gig.
my manual says it will support a core 2 duo processor. and has the LGA775 socket needed for said processor. A dell tech said even though motherbrd supports chip, it wont work as it hasn't been tested with my syst. Is this true, or is he blowing smoke up my a--???:confused: :confused:
 

jkeat359

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I also ordered 1 GB ram in addition to processor to bring total ram up to 2 GB
Please Help?!?!?!?
 
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Well, quickest way to tell is to just try it. If the motherboard is supposed to support that chip, you should be okay, but I'd suggest checking for a BIOS update as well (check the version that's on the board now, compare against notes on the manufacturer's website to see if a newer version is needed to support that chip).

Without knowing the exact model of machine and motherboard, it's hard to say anything else...
 

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I would really doubt your board will support that cpu. Are you sure you did not see "supports dual core" in your manual? This is not the same thing as core 2 duo.

Next even if it did support c2d, you have the problem of the pw supply. Dells ship with a pw supply just big enough to power the system as shipped. There is little [if any] extra power for upgrades ie higher power cpu, video card, etc.
 
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