Manlio13
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I have an old Optiplex 980 with Intel Core i5 650 @3.20 GHz and 8 GB of RAM.

Windows 7 pro with disk mirroring.

I use the workstation for sw development and usual home networking.

Would it be advisable to upgrade the processor ?

If yes, which one ? In case, have I to replace also the power supply, as I have the default 305 W ?

Thanks 

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This is first gen so Intel Core i7-860, 870, 880 Lynnfield  LGA 1156 95W BX80605I7860 after updating the bios to the latest.

http://www.dell.com/downloads/global/products/optix/en/optiplex-980-tech-guide.pdf


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Given what you have its not really an upgrade. The 880 is a percentage faster and has more cores.  But if your software doesnt take advantage of those cores then its a wash.

My Inspiron 3847 with Core I7 4790k is an upgrade.

 


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speedstep
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This is first gen so Intel Core i7-860, 870, 880 Lynnfield  LGA 1156 95W BX80605I7860 after updating the bios to the latest.

http://www.dell.com/downloads/global/products/optix/en/optiplex-980-tech-guide.pdf


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Manlio13
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Thanks for the answer. By the way I got it as too much telegraphic :-)

I ask for an hardware expert counseling. I mean, as the use of the unit is that one, is it advisable to upgrade ?

i.e.  have I to expect real advantages ? Sorry to bother :-)

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speedstep
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Given what you have its not really an upgrade. The 880 is a percentage faster and has more cores.  But if your software doesnt take advantage of those cores then its a wash.

My Inspiron 3847 with Core I7 4790k is an upgrade.

 


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Manlio13
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Appreciated

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