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by ry94080 / March 26, 2011 3:41 AM PDT

I would like to upgrade the processor on my Dell XPS 710, i called Dell and they send it is not recommended to upgrade the processor. I was wondering why?

And, if it possible, what models are compatible? Please help, thanks.

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OEM machine
by Bob__B / March 26, 2011 11:19 PM PDT
In reply to: Dell 710

The vendor/Dell controls the upgrade path.

Think mobo/bios/drivers.

If Dell is telling you you're at the top of the path or there is no upgrade path from stock....your stuck.

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CPU Upgrade
by Osprey4 / March 28, 2011 10:25 AM PDT
In reply to: Dell 710

Can't help if you don't tell us what you've got.

Did you try searching? This is a very frequently discussed topic.

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CPU Upgrade.
by ry94080 / March 29, 2011 2:01 AM PDT
In reply to: CPU Upgrade

I have searched, but I'm getting mixed responses. I want to be sure of compatibility before purchasing the CPU, so i don't get stuck with it.

This is what I've got:

Quantity Parts # Part Description

1 CJ339 Mouse, Universal Serial Bus 2BTN, Wheel, Lead Free, Optical Black
2 U8622 Dual In-Line Memory Module, 1G 667M, 128X64, 8, 240, 2RX8
1 GR343 Kit, Software, Overpack, Windows Xp, MCE05U, Digital Video Disk Drive, English
1 RP434 Assembly, Floppy Drive 1.44MEGB, Nec Corporation, 05 Black
1 MY531 Assembly, DVD+/-RW..., 16, TSST SATA, Black
1 PR982 Assembly, Cable, Advanced Technology Attachment Packet Interface, Dozer, 2
1 NJ062 Assembly, Cable, Input/output AUDIO, 6P, Front, DZR1394
1 NR603 Card, Multi-media, Audio, SB0467
1 DY654 Kit, Software, Works, 8.5, Office TRIAL, English
1 2R328 Cord, Power, 15A, 125V, 5-15/C19
1 RG240 KIT..., Software, Mcafee, 7, COMPACT DISK DRIVE..., ENGLAND/ENGLISH...
1 RG894 KIT..., Software, Application Sonic Solutions, Cineplayer
1 XU819 Hard Drive, 320G, S2, 7.2K, 16M Unleaded, Seagate-GL
1 GH005 Assembly, Cable, FLEX-BAY Precision Workstation, Dozer
1 TH661 Assembly, Flash Storage Device Universal Serial Bus, Reader Half Height, Teac, Black
1 DT488 Assembly, DIGITAL VIDEO DISK DRIVE..., 16X, Serial Ata Half Height, Hitachi Lg Data Storage, Black
1 GU375 Card, Graphics, 512, X1950 UHMGA15, Master
1 GU982 Kit, Cable, S Video, Component UHMGA15
1 TX719 Card, Graphics, 512, 1950, UHMGA15Slave
1 DJ331 Keyboard, 104, Universal Serial Bus, United States, Entry Liteon, Black
1 UY253 Printed Wiring Assy, Planar Dozer, Desktop, DELL COMPUTER CORPORATION..., EXTREME PERFORMANCE SYSTEM..., 710
1 JX144 Processor, 6300, 1.86, 2M, Core Duo-conroe, Burn 2
1 MK376 Assembly, Cable, Interface Universal Serial Bus, Extreme Performance System, 1394

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by Bob__B / March 29, 2011 9:18 AM PDT
In reply to: CPU Upgrade.

Folks tend to get into this CPU upgrade stuff because games lag.

While it could be a CPU problem it's more likely to be a GPU problem....that's where the serious work is being done.

If this is a gaming issue? seem to have a rather old video card/cards.
Your list shows two video cards....I hope their strapped to run parallel mode....SLI?

Perhaps an upgrade in the GPU area might be of more benefit than the CPU area.

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by ry94080 / March 30, 2011 8:06 AM PDT
In reply to: Guessing

Yes, this is a gaming issue. I am planning on upgrading the Video Card, however some of today's games minimum requirements also are above the CPU i have.

I'd like to upgrade both.

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Bang for the buck.
by Bob__B / March 30, 2011 11:28 PM PDT
In reply to: CPU / GPU

One thing at a time.

Fit the machine with a nice GPU.

You might find the CPU issue has vanished and that you can get another couple of years out of the machine.

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That 1950 video card.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 30, 2011 8:45 AM PDT
In reply to: CPU Upgrade.

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