Question Replace processor socket in Inspiron 660s

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Is it possible to replace the 1155 in my tower with a 1151?

I want to know if it's possible, before I start spending money on upgrading it.
 

DSzymborski

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Is it possible to replace the 1155 in my tower with a 1151?

I want to know if it's possible, before I start spending money on upgrading it.
Well, you can't replace a physical socket, but you can buy a used LGA 1151 motherboard, compatible CPU, and compatible RAM. If your current motherboard is proprietary in terms of power, you'll need a new PSU. If your current motherboard in terms of form factor, you'll need a new case.
 

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It's difficult to say much for certain as there are many variations of the 660s. From small form factor style PCs to mid towers. Pentiums to 3rd gen i3/i5/i7s. I am certain about one thing though. I wouldn't start start dumping money into a very dated proprietary Dell computer. Your money would be better well spent elsewhere. Whether building a modern rig from scratch, piecing together used last gen hardware or buying a (good) modern prebuilt. Ultimately, the hardware depends on the needs. But this Dell can serve very few uses in the modern world.
 

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