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by Willy - 11/11/12 4:54 AM
In Reply to: more questions by chrtylee
The cpu itself will be capable in a Dell or any other PC that can use such a cpu or "class type". That's why you upgrade along similar lines.
As for HSF, will it certainly will fit and all, but you have to be sure its rated for that cpu. If that is the setup that comes with the cpu originally, then its rated for "wattage level" of the cpu in most cases to handle that heat dissipation. You still need to clean and then re-apply compound, etc. before use. If you want to go with some fancy heatsink and/or cooling method then be sure its rated for that cpu. If factory supplied it will work in most PC setups, if you get too customized, size may matter and/or location, so don't discount that. Re-using the Dell case definitively makes that a point to consider.
If you manual or tech source offers that, then go with it. LGA vs PLGA, may refer to the socket of course but also the "full name" of socket, we techs usually say LGA and leave it at that. But, it could mean that's actually what it wants. Too many PCs later to run into exact needs and not be so generic, once you delve into it all. I provide the explication below:
Also, surf the Intel website for specific Q&A on any cpu topic.
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