What processor can I upgrade to?

Discussion in 'Hardware - PCs, Consoles, Gadgets' started by 4(T), Oct 1, 2010.

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  1. My Dell XPS 720 is few years old, so I was wondering whether a mid-life upgrade might boost my office productivity (cough) - ok, my games experience.

    Current processor is an Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.4 Ghz

    System is currently running Windows 7 Ultimate 64 very nicely on 4GB RAM (4 slots all occupied, so upgrade to 8 GB would cost £100+)

    Not knowing very much about processor sockets, I'd be grateful if someone could enlighten me as to which processors would actually fit as a one-for-one swap with the Q6600? I understand it might be an academic exercise if the performance increase is not worth the cost.
  2. msr

    msr LE

    What games do you want to run?
  3. Give me the full invoice, from Dell speck and i'll get back to you.

    I bet you have shit memory, for starters.

    edit, to add your CPU is LGA775