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7010 Desktop CPU Upgrade possible

I have a G870 cpu installed in my 7010, are there any cpu upgrade paths available?

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The memory you already have should be ok, it's 1600MHz DDR3. The existing heatsink/fan assembly should be ok too, the TDP (thermal design power) of the G870 is 65W as is the TDP of the i5.

 


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The 7010 has an Intel Q77 Express chipset which supports the following CPUs:

http://www.cpu-upgrade.com/mb-Intel_(chipsets)/Q77_Express.html

The highest rated CPU that Dell shipped with the 7010 was the Intel I7-3770S so just about anything from that list should be compatible. If you are going to go ahead with an upgrade, please make sure to update the BIOS beforehand.

 

 

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Thanks, found an i5 3570T at a good price but its says on the specs, 

Supported memory:DDR3-1333 / DDR3-1600

 

My memory installed is 16Gb made up of 4x:

Hynix HMT351U6CFR8C-PB NO AA - 4GB 2RX8 PC3-12800U-11-12-B1 RAM

Would my memory work or would I have to purchase newer faster memory?

Also could I use the original cpu fan and heat sink with the i5

 

The memory you already have should be ok, it's 1600MHz DDR3. The existing heatsink/fan assembly should be ok too, the TDP (thermal design power) of the G870 is 65W as is the TDP of the i5.

 


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I have a 7010. I upgraded it to BIOS A20 and installed Intel Core i7-3770S 3.1 GHz Desktop CPU/Processor SR0PN. I can confirm that this upgrade works. I have a video card installed and, after the upgrade, I was not getting video. I had to plug into the onboard video to see the *System Halted* notification, plug back into my video card, and reboot to regain display. It has been working flawless every since. I hope that this helps. I did not have to update the fan/heatsink and it is staying within limits (I use this machine mostly for video rendering).

I have intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4590 CPU @ 3.30GHz is it possible to update?  

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can i use a i5 2400 cpu to a dell 7010

 

Use a 3rd gen i5 or i7. Why would you bother with a 2nd gen cpu?

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Yes you can! 2nd gen and 3rd gen Intel are compatible with the socket.

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does the thermal sensor matter or i can use the computer without it 

 

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