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New Processors for Dell Optiplex 745?

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Hi, I have a Dell Optiplex 745 mini desktop and was looking to upgrade my Processor.

What options are present for myself? I was hoping to be able to upgrade to an Intel Core i5.

 

The motherboard specs are as followed:

Board: Dell Inc. 0GX297
Serial Number: CN6986174I20AF.
Bus Clock: 800 megahertz
BIOS: Dell Inc. 2.2.0 03/29/2007

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Re: New Processors for Dell Optiplex 745?

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Yes, you can use Core 2 Quad Q6600 or Q6700. You cannot use Q8xxx/Q9xxx.

Also, the fastest supported non-Extreme dual core is Core 2 Duo E6700.

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Re: New Processors for Dell Optiplex 745?

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The 745 has a Q965 chipset, which means it's a socket 775. I don't know what the max is, but you cannot put a Core i5 in this system. The specs for the 745 (tower) are readable here. <ADMIN NOTE: Broken link has been removed from this post by Dell>

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Re: New Processors for Dell Optiplex 745?

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Do you know of any processors at all I can upgrade to?

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Re: New Processors for Dell Optiplex 745?

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Also, on the link you provided it says

"Microprocessor type:

Intel® Pentium® 4, Pentium® D, Celeron®, or Core™ processor"

Doesn't that mean it can use Core processors?

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Re: New Processors for Dell Optiplex 745?

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The original Core processors, yes, but not the new Core processors (very different socket and completely incompatible).

The 745 can run Core2 processors like the E6300 (65nm) and such.

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So, would a Core 2 Quad processor be compatible, then? If so, I'll just get one of those.

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Yes, you can use Core 2 Quad Q6600 or Q6700. You cannot use Q8xxx/Q9xxx.

Also, the fastest supported non-Extreme dual core is Core 2 Duo E6700.

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Which is better, the Core 2 Quad Q6700 or the Core 2 Duo E6700? I'm guessing the Quad Core.

If you can answer this, than I think that I'm all set, thank you.

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Which is better, the Core 2 Quad Q6700 or the Core 2 Duo E6700? I'm guessing the Quad Core.

If you can answer this, than I think that I'm all set, thank you.

tjarnold92

Core 2 Quad Q6700.

Bev.

 


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Re: New Processors for Dell Optiplex 745?

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Like Bev mentioned, The Core 2 Quad Q6700 is better than the Core 2 Duo E6700.

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