Optiplex 745 Mini-Tower Upgrades

As the title says, I have the 745 MT, and and looking to make a few upgrades. Two things I am looking into: 1.An Intel E8500 CPU, and 2.A new GPU.

I am looking at two cards in particular:

Nvidia GT710

Nvidia GT730

Would this CPU be compatible with my 745? And how about those two graphics cards? Thanks for your time, and help much appreciated.


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Gpu....either should work.
The 730 would be the better pick.

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Thanks Bob

Any reason in particular why that CPU won't work?

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As per dell specs

The maximum cpu supported is the core 2 duo e-6700.

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Why go through te trouble?

What's your reason. I don't think you will gain all that much.

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I just...

I just want to get a boost in performance for my needs. I don't want a powerhouse gaming rig, I just want enough to maximize what I already have. The CPU and GPU will give me exactly that.

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My advice.

Forget changing the CPU. Change the HDD to SSD (same price, more overall boost everywhere.)

Try to see if the 750 can be fitted. The one with DDR5.

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