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My friend Dell needs a new faster processor, Help.

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#1
I don't know jack about Intel. So i need help. Can the processor be changed out for a faster and maybe dual core processor to push his new 8800 gtx from pony that he has. hear s=are the specs straight from Dell site.

System Summary
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System Type: XPS/Dimension 600
Ship Date: 6/19/2006
Dell IBU: Americas
Quantity Parts # Part Description
0 149DF INFORMATION, PREPARATION MATERIAL, DEVIATION, PRECISION WORKSTATION, INCREASE, #2
1 5120P CORD, POWER, 125V, 6FT, SPT2, UNSHIELDED
1 DJ301 KIT, MOUSE, UNIVERSAL SERIAL BUS, 2BTN, OPTICAL, LEAD FREE, BLACK
1 DJ331 KEYBOARD, 104, UNIVERSAL SERIAL BUS, UNITED STATES, ENTRY, LITEON, BLACK
1 F7710 CARD (CIRCUIT), MULTI-MEDIA, AUDIO, SB0467, LEAD FREE
2 F6761 DUAL IN-LINE MEMORY MODULE, 512, 533M, 64X64, 8, 240, 1RX8
1 HF730 DISPLAY, FLAT PANEL DISPLAY, 20W, 2007WFP, BLACK, DELL AMERICAS ORGANIZATION
1 HK249 KIT, SOFTWARE, OVERPACK, WXPHSP2C, COMPACT DISKETTE W/DOCUMENTATION, ENGLAND/ENGLISH
1 HH748 CARD (CIRCUIT), GRAPHICS, 256, 7900, GS, HMGA14
1 PF623 INSTRUCTION, DEVIATE CHAS L6 TO L5.5
1 YH064 PROCESSOR, 80547, PENTIUM 4 PRESCOTT DT, 660, 3.6, LGA, R0
1 GJ920 ASSEMBLY, DVD+/-RW, 16X, IDE (INTEGRATED DRIVE ELECTRONICS), NEC CORPORATION, CHASSIS 2001
1 RG240 KIT, SOFTWARE, MCAFEE, 7, COMPACT DISK DRIVE, ENGLAND/ENGLISH
1 RG894 KIT, SOFTWARE, APPLICATION, SONIC SOLUTIONS, CINEPLAYER
1 CC306 HARD DRIVE, 160G, S2, 7.2K, 8M, LEAD FREE, SGT-TNK
1 UH837 KIT, SPEAKER, 12V, AS501, NMB, BLACK


I would appreciate any help from anyone that knows Intel processors. I know AMD but Intel know nothing about other than he wants a faster processor or a dual core processor for crysis. hopefully with out changing mother board out.
 

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#2
It can, but there is something called proprietary hardware that screws with the system. In other words, you can try, succeed, but sometimes Dell won't let it happen.
 

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There are a couple of things to consider ...

1) The new processor must fit in the socket. Make sure that the new processor is the same socket type as the old one. (ie 775, etc.)

2) Dell computers are notorious for designing their cooling systems to support only the maximum stuff they recommend. This does not mean that you cannot use a hotter processor, only that you will want to make sure that the case has ample air flow and that the processors HSF is sufficient to cool the new processor.

3) He may want to call Dell to make sure that there is BIOS support for the new processor. I would not upgrade without knowing this.

4) Search the 'net. You will ge more information on what people have tried and succeeded/failed with that you will ever get from Dell.

5) If all else fails, use the TPU motto ... "No guts, no glory" :D
 
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You have a friend named Dell?


Sorry, I'm an ass sometimes.... :)
 

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#5
According to the specs it has a socket 775 motherboard with the nForce4 chipset. That means you should be able to put at least a Pentium D in it, probably even a Core 2 Duo, but that might need a BIOS update.