BPepin121
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XPS 420 CPU Upgrade

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Hello, I have an XPS 420 with an Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q8200 at 2.33GHZ and I wanted to upgrade it to the highest CPU that I could. I know this is an older machine, but  I wanted to upgrade to the highest CPU for now. I figured itd be easy to find out what I can support, but alas, it is not so Im hoping someone has an idea on what I need.

I also Have the Dell BIOS  V. A07

Thanks!

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Mary G
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RE: XPS 420 CPU Upgrade

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It would be better to save the money for a new computer. You cannot upgrade to any cpu that would make much of a difference--if any. If you have less than 4gb of memory--upgrade that instead. 

My old 420 is a test computer that has 4gb of memory and runs windows 10 very well.

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shesagordie
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RE: XPS 420 CPU Upgrade

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Hello, I have an XPS 420 with an Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q8200 at 2.33GHZ and I wanted to upgrade it to the highest CPU that I could. I know this is an older machine, but  I wanted to upgrade to the highest CPU for now. I figured itd be easy to find out what I can support, but alas, it is not so Im hoping someone has an idea on what I need.

I also Have the Dell BIOS  V. A07

Thanks!

Here is a list of compatible processors for the XPS 420

 Yorkfield Quad Core Kit, QX9300, 2.5G, 6MB, 1333FSB, M1
Yorkfield Quad Core Kit, Q9450, 2.66G, 12MB, 1333FSB, C1
Yorkfield Quad Core Kit, Q9550, 2.83G, 12MB, 1333FSB, C1
Yorkfield Quad Core Kit, QX9650, 3.0G, 12MB, 1333FSB, C0
Yorkfield Quad Core kit, QX9650, 3.0G, 12MB, 1333FSB, C1

Bev.

 


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