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RE: Upgrading my XPS 435mt CPU

Sorry to revive an old topic but I'm also wanting to upgrade my cpu from the 920 to the 965 (as listed above). Would this be simply a plug-and play exchange with nothing more to do? Well, after a BIOS update? And I'd love to transfer everything to a new, larger case.

T Hutchems

Yes.

But, prior to installing the new processor, check that the latest BIOS version is installed.

When a heatsink or processor is removed, replaced, or reused, it is advisable to clean them both and reapply a thermal compound, as directed.

Directions for cleaning and applying thermal compound, are HERE.

Only a small tube of thermal compound is required, this can be purchased from any online, or local computer store.

Bev.

 


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