BobRendari
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Upgrading i7 3930K CPU on Aurora R4 ALX

Anyone have experience with upgrading this on this model ? I've already discovered that my options are limited on the existing mobo socket. Trying to get an idea how I could best go about doing this with as little headaches and cost as possible ?

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Tesla1856
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RE: Upgrading i7 3930K CPU on Aurora R4 ALX

That's a nice chip ... not worth messing with if you want to keep that motherboard.

There are some good threads on here about replacing stock motherboard.

And while this user had a slightly older machine, most of this applies to you as well. Good Luck.

en.community.dell.com/.../20004186


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RE: Upgrading i7 3930K CPU on Aurora R4 ALX

Hi,

 

Just as an FYI, this are the validated CPUs for this model:

 

Processor type:

 

Intel® Core™ i7-3930K (3.2Ghz, Six Core, 12MB Cache)
Intel® Core™ i7-3960X (3.33Ghz, Six Core Extreme, 15MB Cache)

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BelFrank
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RE: Upgrading i7 3930K CPU on Aurora R4 ALX

Should work. I have a 4930K installed, overclocked to 3.9Ghz and running stable for over a year.

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