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Old 04-04-2011, 06:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default hi all i need help on a upgrade for my old dell

hi all my pc can be upgraded to a Intel Pentium D Processor.
i will list my specs also some processors i think will work with my bored .
also do people buy new heat sink when they upgrade a processor .or some times you can get a away with not buying one.also can my bios handle these chips.also plz dont ask me to get a new pc because some chips are only 30pound thats my weekly money also any chance there would be a boost on shogun with a new chip over pentuim 4

Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
System Model: Dimension XPSGEN5
BIOS: Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A04
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.20GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory: 2046MB RAM
Page File: 435MB used, 3502MB available
450w power supply or 460

Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode

my mobo
intel i955x
socket 775 lga

also heres a list on a form i found saying what cards i think will work
Intel® Desktop Board D955XCS — Supported Processors

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Default Re: hi all i need help on a upgrade for my old dell

You can reuse your old heat sink, just make sure to reapply new thermal paste. You will probably see very little improvement to your shogun game with an cpu upgrade.

I don't really know too much on Dell motherboards and their bios so can't give you a clear answer on what it can cpu it supports.
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