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Paulchillinbfd
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760, cpu upgrade

Hello i would like to change cpu to a better one. what do you guys recommend? 

 

My Motherboard 0M858N

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Mary G
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Re: dell optiplex 760 cpu upgrade

The best advice is to use it as is until you can buy a new computer. That model is 9 yrs old now and it would not be smart to upgrade it now. Any upgrade would still be old tech that would not make a difference. 

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Paulchillinbfd
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Re: dell optiplex 760 cpu upgrade

Yes but but whats the fastest cpu that works with this machine. Just want to know if i can.
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speedstep
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Re: dell optiplex 760 cpu upgrade

Depends on the Size of the unit.  USFF Does not support Quad Core CPUS.

 

https://www.dell.com/downloads/ap/products/optix/optix_760_tech_guide.pdf

 

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Re: dell optiplex 760 cpu upgrade

Just in case it doesn't show in the tech guide (I've recommended tech guides myself) - Q9650 if it's not a USFF.

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Von_Zipper
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Re: 760, cpu upgrade

Define "better".

A 2.4 GHz quad-core performs slower than 3.0 GHz single or dual core for most applications. Then again, if you do lots of compiling or video encoding then more cores is a plus.

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speedstep
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Re: 760, cpu upgrade

"A 2.4 GHz quad-core performs slower than 3.0 GHz single or dual core for most applications."

This statement is wrong in its entirety.

You believe the MHz myth.

http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Pentium-4-630-vs-Intel-Core2-Duo-E8400

Single and Dual Core Processors based on Net-burst Architecture are MUCH Slower than the CORE 2 Duo or Core 2 Quad based units.

So a 3.8 Ghz  Prescott CPU with huge pipeline  is not as fast as a 2.0 Ghz Core2 Duo.  Even at the EXACT same Mhz Prescott is MUCH SLOWER.

The later Core Architecture Generations were Re Named Core I3  I5  I7

A DDR3 or DDR4   4th Gen Core I3 or newer Haswell CPU even at 1.6 Ghz is substantially faster than any of the older DDR and DDR2 Prescott CPU's at 3.8 Ghz.

 

They basically found that 4GHZ was the limit AND that even at that speed others were making processors with smaller piplines and larger L2 cache to beat them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJN5GfZuVog

 

 


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Processor speed isn't all to look for when buying a new computer
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Re: 760, cpu upgrade

Yes you can. The motherboard uses a LGA775 socket and both CPUs use the LGA775 socket. Just make sure your BIOS is up to date and you'll be fine 

you can get helpful information about this from here.<Non-public info removed> 

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