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
Muhammad Yusuf Ali
The 9010 has a Q77 chipset which supports the following CPUs:
The highest rated CPU that Dell shipped with the 9010 was the i7-3770S.
I hope this helps.
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
Yes, any i7-3770 will be fine.
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".
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).
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