nbfreak2
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aurora R2 i7 upgrade

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I have a aurora R2 desktop with the i5 and Im wondering if I can upgrade to i7 processor?

I think its got the P55 mother board.I read it previous generation compatible?

Will none of the newer processors work?

Thanks for any help..

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Re: aurora R2 i7 upgrade

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Hi nbfreak2,

Alienware Aurora R2 desktop uses an Intel P55 chipset. So the compatible processors with this chipset are:

(1) Intel Core i7-870 Processor (8M Cache, 2.93 GHz)

(2) Intel Core i7-860 Processor (8M Cache, 2.80 GHz)

(3) Intel Core i7-860S Processor (8M Cache, 2.53 GHz)

(4) Intel Core i7-870S Processor (8M Cache, 2.66 GHz)

(5) Intel Core i7-875K Processor (8M Cache, 2.93 GHz)

(6) Intel Core i7-880 Processor (8M Cache, 3.06 GHz).

If you have any further questions do reply to the same thread.

Thanks and Regards,
Kiran Kumar
Dell Social Media and Community Professional
Order Status : http://dell.to/1fgKSTr
Download Drivers : http://dell.to/1hcxG98

Re: aurora R2 i7 upgrade

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Hi nbfreak2,

Yes there will be a difference in the i7 processor. You may refer the below link for more information:

http://intel.ly/Zj8gZ4

Thanks and Regards,
Kiran Kumar
Dell Social Media and Community Professional
Order Status : http://dell.to/1fgKSTr
Download Drivers : http://dell.to/1hcxG98

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Re: aurora R2 i7 upgrade

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Hi nbfreak2,

Alienware Aurora R2 desktop uses an Intel P55 chipset. So the compatible processors with this chipset are:

(1) Intel Core i7-870 Processor (8M Cache, 2.93 GHz)

(2) Intel Core i7-860 Processor (8M Cache, 2.80 GHz)

(3) Intel Core i7-860S Processor (8M Cache, 2.53 GHz)

(4) Intel Core i7-870S Processor (8M Cache, 2.66 GHz)

(5) Intel Core i7-875K Processor (8M Cache, 2.93 GHz)

(6) Intel Core i7-880 Processor (8M Cache, 3.06 GHz).

If you have any further questions do reply to the same thread.

Thanks and Regards,
Kiran Kumar
Dell Social Media and Community Professional
Order Status : http://dell.to/1fgKSTr
Download Drivers : http://dell.to/1hcxG98

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nbfreak2
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Re: aurora R2 i7 upgrade

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i5 cpu 750 @ 2.67ghz  is what I have now.

Intel Core i7-880 Processor (8M Cache, 3.06 GHz). Will I notice much diffrence with this processor?

Thank you!

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Re: aurora R2 i7 upgrade

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Hi nbfreak2,

Yes there will be a difference in the i7 processor. You may refer the below link for more information:

http://intel.ly/Zj8gZ4

Thanks and Regards,
Kiran Kumar
Dell Social Media and Community Professional
Order Status : http://dell.to/1fgKSTr
Download Drivers : http://dell.to/1hcxG98