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Intel Core i7 X 4. I plan on using this PC for a good long time, and i just wanna know what my upgrade options are at this time. Wow, if you still have an original HDD from Dell see if there is a firmware update I agree the q is an awesome processor. Click here for more information on our Cookie Policy and Privacy Policy. How about a budget, to “max” the pc out what are you willing to spend?

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That’s true but based on your setup, the bottleneck will not be severe unless you’re a heavy benchmarker. Make sure the BIOS is up to date: The Dell Windows Reinstallation Guide is an unofficial set of installation guides written and maintained by an individual Philip Yip. If you decide to try this setup with the stock psu, do not be surprise if you have to upgrade the psu. I have 4 gigs of system ram cipset have a gig hard drive. The stock mobo’s pci-e slot is 1.

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Tue Jun 15, 2: It is not advised to spend too much money upgrading this over a decade system, as it is cheaper to purchase a more capable Second Hand Business Desktop than a new OS License. Design by Mighty Gorgon. That Chipsett or Baldur will handle the core temps. I use this PC for business, multimedia, and gaming. This website uses cookies, including third party ones, chipaet allow for analysis of how people use our website in order to improve your experience and our services.


Username Changing provided by Username Change v1. I dont want to start replacing motherboards and totally redisign the i, I may as well just buy a new pc if thats the case. Tue Jun 15, I have many diagnostice programs, and none of them tell me if its x38, x48 etc.

Fri Jun 18, 4: I am also chipaet what my video card options are for this board chipaet the 8x esa lanes on this board. Well, in all honesty, your system is pretty maxxed out for being on the stock motherboard and PSU. The only thing I can do is hit f9 and that boots me back to windows 8.

Mon Jun 14, 3: Fri Jun 18, 3: I was stunned to see all of them backup HDD first before applying firmware update.

The Q CPU you currently have is an awesome processor and certainly chipaet of just about anything you throw at it; of course coupled with the right mobo etc. Tue Jun 15, 3: I would like to max it out completely, keep it a few years, and then buy a new rig a few years down the road when the technology really significanly changes. If cnipset choose to upgrade, some features, applications, and connected devices may not work as expected. The above FAQ links open in a new window. I have a q quad core cpu.


If you have previously bought a Windows 7 Retail or Windows 8. Pleasetake some time and read this This PC can run Windows 7 64 Bit pretty well.

XPS 630 (XPS 630i) – Windows 7 and 10 64 Bit

Heck if you keep the PC you ought to max it assuming it is a 64bit OS. Now I want to upgrade to windows Is my hardware to old?

This is not as bad as you might think it is regarding to gaming. In fact the current overall configuration of this PC is very good, including the vid card setup I have.