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Can I upgrade the CPU of my Dell XPS 400?

By Lkr
Dec 10, 2008
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  1. It currently uses a Pentium D 820. I'd like to upgrade to a respectable processor. Is this motherboard compatible or not?
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,759   +157

    In a single word "no"...
  3. DjKraid

    DjKraid TechSpot Maniac Posts: 629   +14

    what processor were u planning on..? why do u even want to upgrade...?! -thats a good cpu....put more ram and a better graphics card and do som tweaking and then u have a gaming pc :D
  4. CombinationZero

    CombinationZero Newcomer, in training Posts: 40

    Agreed, You don't exactly need a new CPU but that depends. What do you want this PC for, Gaming?

    As said above, If you drop in a decent card (eg. 4850), with 2gb ram, you would have a nice PC.
  5. Lkr

    Lkr Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    its for gaming. pentium D is terrible...
  6. Aerendyl

    Aerendyl Newcomer, in training Posts: 26

    No, you will need to buy a new MOBO.
  7. Lkr

    Lkr Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Do BTX mobos still exist?
  8. CombinationZero

    CombinationZero Newcomer, in training Posts: 40

    They are rare, Could just get a cheap mobo and a nice shiny new CPU
  9. Lkr

    Lkr Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    unfortunately, I believe this Dell case is BTX
  10. CombinationZero

    CombinationZero Newcomer, in training Posts: 40

    Save some money for a new Case, Mobo, CPU.

    Or upgrade and scrape the case and just have an open setup :p
  11. adweston

    adweston Banned Posts: 333

    Asus makes a BTX board.. I saw one in my sheets the other day actually.
     
  12. Lkr

    Lkr Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    you got a link to one? ive searched newegg and tigerdirect and have had no luck
  13. defur the great

    defur the great Newcomer, in training

    the best game you could play with this machine would be "drop-kicking it off the bridge"

    (i don't mean to be cruel, it's just the way of the world)
  14. CombinationZero

    CombinationZero Newcomer, in training Posts: 40

    LOL!!!

    That was cruel but true.
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