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Was wondering if I could replace my CPU with a C2D/C2Q or will I have to do a completely new build. The socket is LGA775.
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The socket matches however i think that you would have to check to see if you motherboard is capable of handling the chip.

Ps. *I don't like the sound of a dell motherboard.*
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The socket matches however i think that you would have to check to see if you motherboard is capable of handling the chip.

Ps. *I don't like the sound of a dell motherboard.*
Why not? They are now offering a broader support for after market parts.
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Can you find out what model Optiplex you have? for example Dell Optiplex GX620 or anything else. It should be painted on to the dell case next to the word optiplex
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Or you could run CPU-Z and tell us which Intel chipset is on that board - if it supports the Core 2 Duo's, you're in luck!
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You will need to find out what chipset is on that board. That will tell you if it can handle a C2D or a C2Q. Just because it is a 775 motherboard does not mean it can take any 775 chip.

My guess is no though.
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post #7 of 14
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Why not? They are now offering a broader support for after market parts.
lol, NOW they are, but this won't apply to already built machines.

I would first replace the PSU, then worry about getting a CPU, or a new motherboard, and CPU.
    
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i guess,the best u can use on that mb is a pentium dual core or pentium d
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i guess,the best u can use on that mb is a pentium dual core or pentium d
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