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Can I upgrade Dell 660 from i5-3330 at 3.0 GHz to I7-3770 at 3.5Hz?

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I have a Dell 660 with i5-3330 @3.0 GHz, can I upgrade it to i7-3770 @ 3.4 GHz,  if yes, what do I need to do?

Thanks a lot in advance

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RE: Can I upgrade Dell 660 from i5-3330 at 3.0 GHz to I7-3770 at 3.5Hz?

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Thanks anyway

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RE: Can I upgrade Dell 660 from i5-3330 at 3.0 GHz to I7-3770 at 3.5Hz?

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Hi JZLI1998,

The manuals indicate the system supports up to an i5.

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RE: Can I upgrade Dell 660 from i5-3330 at 3.0 GHz to I7-3770 at 3.5Hz?

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Thanks anyway

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Hi Osprey4,

Thanks for your response

The specification indicates that  Dell 660 system support up to an i5. In reality, can it support an i7?

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jzli1998

The Inspiron 660 does not support any i17 processors, only i3 and i5, 2nd and 3rd generation processors.

Bev.

 


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RE: Can I upgrade Dell 660 from i5-3330 at 3.0 GHz to I7-3770 at 3.5Hz?

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Hi, SHESAGORDIE,

 

I did some digging, Dell 660 use Intel B75 chipset, which is compatible with 3rd gen i7 processors. So, I wonder why Dell 660 does not support i7?

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RE: Can I upgrade Dell 660 from i5-3330 at 3.0 GHz to I7-3770 at 3.5Hz?

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Hi, SHESAGORDIE,

 I did some digging, Dell 660 use Intel B75 chipset, which is compatible with 3rd gen i7 processors. So, I wonder why Dell 660 does not support i7?

jzli1998

That's something that only Dell Engineering can answer.

Bev.

 


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Thanks anyway.

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jzli1998
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RE: Can I upgrade Dell 660 from i5-3330 at 3.0 GHz to I7-3770 at 3.5Hz?

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I contacted Dell Tech support, after an initial NO, the response is: "we have not tested this motherboard with i7 processor, however the motherboard supports i7, but we do not recommend to upgrade the processor."

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RE: Can I upgrade Dell 660 from i5-3330 at 3.0 GHz to I7-3770 at 3.5Hz?

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I contacted Dell Tech support, after an initial NO, the response is: "we have not tested this motherboard with i7 processor, however the motherboard supports i7, but we do not recommend to upgrade the processor."

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