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CPU & Motherboard upgrade

does anyone know if  i could upgrade my CPU and motherboard no my old 2009 Aurora R1 with parts from another Aurora model thats newer and faster than mine ? 

Computer Model Aurora
BIOS Vendor Alienware
BIOS Version A11
BIOS Date 10/28/2009
Motherboard Model: 
Alienware 04VWF2

Motherboard Chipset: Intel X58 (Tylersburg 36S) + ICH10R

2 X Evga GTX 970 FTW

Manufacturer Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz running at 3.21GHz
Clock Speed 2.7Ghz
L2 Cache Size 1024

western Digital 500GB

Sound Devices
Realtek High Definition Audio
NVIDIA High Definition Audio

Available Memory 6 slots 22GB 1600MHz

System summary:
Windows 10 build 10240 (64-bit),
1 x Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz [3212.0 MHz],
22.0GB RAM,
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970,
112GB SSD, 932GB HDD, 466GB HDD,

System Name: 
System Model: Aurora
Motherboard Manufacturer: Alienware
Motherboard Name: 04VWF2
Motherboard Version: A00
Motherboard Serial Number: ..CN697029BD0143.
BIOS Manufacturer: Alienware
BIOS Version: A11
BIOS Release Date: 10/28/2009
BIOS Serial Number: 

CPU manufacturer: GenuineIntel
CPU Type: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz
Codename: Bloomfield
CPUID: Family 6, Model 1A, Stepping 5, Revision D0
Socket: LGA1366
Lithography: 45nm
Physical CPU's: 1
Cores per CPU: 4
Hyperthreading: Disabled
CPU features: MMX SSE SSE2 SSE3 SSSE3 SSE4.1 SSE4.2 DEP PAE Intel64 VMX FMA3
Clock frequencies:
- Measured CPU speed: 3212.0 MHz
- Base Clock: 160.6 MHz [Stock: 133.3 MHz]
- Multiplier range: Min: x12, Max non turbo: x20
Cache per CPU package:
- L1 Instruction Cache: 4 x 32 KB
- L1 data cache: 4 x 32 KB
- L2 cache: 4 x 256 KB
- L3 cache: 8 MB
TDP Limit: 130 Watts
TDC limit: 110 Amps

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RE: CPU & Motherboard upgrade

The case is basically the same (also a mATX form-factor), except the Aurora-R4 has USB-3.0 ports on top-port-access and other minor differences. They use the same Power-Supplies (the 875w one is what you want). The MIO-Board is basically the same.

However, wouldn't it be easier to just install your SSDs and whatever-else into the Aurora-R4, and just use that?

I suggest you take close-up pics of boards and cable-connections before you start.

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RE: CPU & Motherboard upgrade

Hi TELSLA thanks for your help and advice the reason i was looking into upgrading the CPU plus the motherboard  was to be able to try out VR ! i know my two GTX 970`s GPU`s are ok but my CPU isn't up to it .Nvidia suggest intel i5 4590 or higher ? . The reason i wanted to keep the old case was i was hopping that way there would be less chopping and changing inside for me to do 

any ideas ??

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