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Optiplex 9010, CPU upgrade

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I need your assistance, I have Dell Optiplex 9010 core i5 3570 Intel Processor, I am willing to upgrade my processor to Core i7, is it possible ??? I mean is my PC compatible with Core i7 3rd generation processor or any higher? Your valuable reply would be highly appreciated

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Muhammad Yusuf Ali

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Hi,

The 9010 has a Q77 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 9010 was the i7-3770S.

I hope this helps.


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Hello DELL-Alasdair R

Thanks a million for your reply, I highly appreciate it

 

Best Regards

Muhammad Yusuf Ali

Dear sir

One further question, Can I install Core i7 3770 (simple one, i mean wihtout any letter assisnged to it)

 

As the letters refer to different things (which I have gone through on internet).

You are saying that Corei7 3770S is compatible with Dell Optiplex corei5 3570, but what if I install only Core i7 3770 (without any letter)

 

Your reply would be highly appreciated

 

Regards

Yusuf

 

Hi Yusuf,

Yes, any i7-3770 will be fine.

Thanks


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Thanks a lot sir. Much appreciate your valuable reply. May God Bless You

 

 

Regards

Yusuf

Dear Sir,

Does optiplex 9010 can support intel xeon processor (E3-1230)


@santcs wrote:

Does optiplex 9010 can support intel xeon processor (E3-1230)


Due to likely missing Xeon BIOS-MicroCode , I suggest you stick to mainstream Intel processors (like i7-3770) that might have originally shipped inside machine. Don't push a "good thing".

https://dell.com/downloads/global/products/optix/en/dell_optiplex_9010_spec_sheet.pdf

Anyway, Alasdair already said " The highest rated CPU that Dell shipped with the 9010 was the i7-3770s. " Rarely does a Dell business-class machine support processors other than those. Xeons are for the Precision Workstations.

Like the other poster, only do it if you are getting a quad-core i7-3770 dirt cheap. This old machine just barely qualifies for upgrading (but does, since it has SATA-3/600 (for your SSD) , native USB-3.0 Ports, and holds 16gb or more memory).

 


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Hello, I had the same question as I was looking to upgrade my CPU and now realizing I'm unable based on what you've said is my only option for better gaming a GPU upgrade ? Below I've listed my specs. Also the 9010 I purchased came with the CPU already installed is why I assumed I could upgrade

 

Intel Core i7-3770

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 3GB 

Kingston A400 240GB SSD

Intel Raid 1 Volume 500GB

Micron 8JTF51264AZ-1G6E1 4x4GB Ram

450 W power supply Dell

Optiplex 9010

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