04-26-2012 06:49 AM
Yes, but you will be much happier with the 925.
You will spend 10 Euros on an 820, then you will say: "I want even a better processor," and then spend 20 Euros on the 925 and waste 10 Euros.
That is why I'm saying if you can get a 945, then you are at the max and you can't go any higher in a dc7600.
06-06-2012 02:21 PM
I am new to this CPU upgrading, but I would like to also upgrade my cpu.
I have a DC7600 SFF, with a P4 3.00 ghz, processor in it at the moment.
I see people have said that atleast a bios version of 1.56 is required, but I only have version 1.03, I am able to download version 1.61, which is the latest, but my problem is that I am currently running windows 7 on it at the moment, is there a solution to this?
Furthermore, If this works out what I may be going for the 945 as paul said, but will i require a new heatsink, or will I be able to use the heatsink from the P4. I have heard P4's run quite hot, but PD's are even more hotter.
So, my question here is will I require a new heatsink?
And finally, what else would you I need to do before I change the cpu?, and what would be a reasonable price for one of these 945 PD processors?
Sorry for bombarding you guys with questions, any help is appreciated 🙂
06-06-2012 03:37 PM
There aren't different heatsinks for different processors on the dc7600 as far as I know. So, you will have to use the one it came with, and just put a good thin coat of thermal paste on the heat spreader of the processor.
You cannot use the windows based flash to update the BIOS because you are running W7, but you can use the 2 DOS based methods.
If you attempt to use the windows based flash (HPQFlash) in windows 7, you will no longer have a need to upgrade the processor. But you will need a new PC.
- Use the DOS utility with a preboot execution environment (PXE) management
application or to locally update or restore the system BIOS.
- Create a CD image to upgrade/restore system BIOS.
These methods will have instructions when you run the BIOS download file.
You want the 945 processor with the sSpec SL9QQ
I can only provide pricing for the USA. Used but tested and working processors.
If you have any other questions, I will be happy to try and answer them for you.
06-06-2012 03:50 PM - edited 06-06-2012 03:51 PM
Thank you very much for your reply, I guess I will have to be really careful when updating my bios.
By the way, will the heatsink I buy have to be a genuine one or could it be a replica, because heatsink's in the UK seem to be quite expensive, about 25 pounds, which is 38 dollars.
06-06-2012 03:53 PM
Woops, I am really sorry, I failed to read the part about the heatsinks on your previous message properly. So my DC7600 sff, came with (foxconn 381866-001), heatsink and fan, so will this be fine for the Pentium D then?
06-06-2012 03:54 PM
You're very welcome.
I don't know what options you have regarding aftermarket heat sinks.
I don't even think you can get an after market or different heat sink than the one you already have.
I re-used my original one.