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PeterChamp00
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Alienware Area 51-R2, CPU swap

I purchased an Alienware Area-51 R2 last year, and recently I have been wanting to replace my CPU with an Intel Core i7 6700k processor. The specs of my PC are as follows:

-Intel Core i7-5820k CPU @ 3.30 GHz

-Nvidia GTX 780 3GB graphics card

-EVGA Nvidia GTX 980 Ti Classified 6GB graphics card

-16 Gb RAM

-Windows 10 Home 64 bit

The motherboard is the default that came in the Area 51. Would anyone happen to know if it would be possible for me to replace my CPU with an Intel Core i7 6700k processor? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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RE: Alienware Area-51 CUP Swap

Hi, 

That is not a one of the CPU validated upgrade options for the Alienware Area 51 R2. Therefore, we cannot confirm if it will function properly with this system. You could also try posting this on the Notebook Review and Alienware Arena forums for this assistance.


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PeterChamp00
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RE: Alienware Area-51 CUP Swap

Sorry for the late response, but may I ask: what are the validated CPU upgrade options for the Area 51 R2? Is there a list anywhere that I could look at?

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RE: Alienware Area 51-R2, CPU swap

Below are the Dell validated CPU offerings shown on the sales page and in our parts database. I do not yet see part numbers for the newest offerings =
????? Intel i7-6950X, 10 cores, 25MB Cache, 3.00GHz to 3.80GHz
????? Intel i7-6900K, 8 cores, 20MB Cache, 3.00GHz to 4.10GHz
????? Intel i7-6850K, 6 cores, 15MB Cache, 3.00GHz to 3.80GHz
????? Intel i7-6800K, 6 cores, 15MB Cache, 3.00GHz to 3.90GHz
PT4MH Intel i7-5960X, 8 cores, 20MB Cache, 3.00GHz to 4.00GHz
T78NP Intel i7-5930K, 6 cores, 15MB Cache, 3.50GHz to 3.90GHz
944F9 Intel i7-5820K, 6 cores, 15MB Cache, 3.30GHz to 3.80GHz



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