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Old 09-08-2010, 06:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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OK so the situation is this im trying to upgrade to dual core processing and i found a core 2 extreme online and i would like to know if my pc can handle it cause my current processor is running 90nm and the core 2 extreme i believe is a 45 so im not sure if that is an issue but the manual says it can handle dual core processing but i dont want to waste time or money shipping parts and what not only to find compatibility issues the motherboards model is 0gc068 and i cant find a compatible processor list and the computer was a gift so i dont have the motherboard book id appreciate any advice or help thanks a bunch
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no thats not compatiable you have to get a 90nm chip
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^Thats not entirely true.... but because its a Dell, the end result most likely is true.

What is your model?
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^Thats not entirely true.... but because its a Dell, the end result most likely is true.

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OK so the situation is this im trying to upgrade to dual core processing and i found a core 2 extreme online and i would like to know if my pc can handle it cause my current processor is running 90nm and the core 2 extreme i believe is a 45 so im not sure if that is an issue but the manual says it can handle dual core processing but i dont want to waste time or money shipping parts and what not only to find compatibility issues the motherboards model is 0gc068 and i cant find a compatible processor list and the computer was a gift so i dont have the motherboard book id appreciate any advice or help thanks a bunch
I most likely think it's that you're asking, if not, then sorry for the crappy post .
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I most likely think it's that you're asking, if not, then sorry for the crappy post .
I saw that... but 90% of dell owners aren't smart enough to know that, let alone what a mobo is.

Was hoping maybe the dell model would lead to more hits...
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Won't the Dell Model be "Dimension XPS Gen 5" ? Or something else specific your looking for?
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I'd expect they'd post "My dell xps 210 needs a new computer thingy, cause i wants to go faster, cause like, dude its a dell"

Using both gen 5 and the mobo number, I found this nice discussion
Trying to upgrade a Dell XPS gen5 processor - TechSpot OpenBoards

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Good find, patonb.

Looks like you are limited to Pentiums with your current system.
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I'd expect they'd post "My dell xps 210 needs a new computer thingy, cause i wants to go faster, cause like, dude its a dell"

Using both gen 5 and the mobo number, I found this nice discussion
Trying to upgrade a Dell XPS gen5 processor - TechSpot OpenBoards

Good read on this subject.
I get what you mean and as Trotter said, good find there .
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ok so according to that i should be able to get a dual core processor am i correct now would it support the 45 nm core 2 extreme most likely not however i found a great deal on one for two hundred from a friend but id like to know the final verdict from those participating in this discussion thus far thank you for yalls input by the way
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