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 Post subject: Processor compatibility for the C113J Motherboard
 Post Posted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:48 pm 
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Hello all,

I have a XPS 630i running XP Pro. The motherboard is model number C113J. My current processor is a Intel Core 2 Quad, Q8200, SLB5M, 2.33ghz/4M/1333.

I have been trying to find a list of compatible Intel processors (name & part numbers) for this motherboard and have had no luck. I called Dell and that was a waste of time, no help at all.

I don't want to cause any conflicts with my OS when I get this back together.

Any info is appreciated.
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 Post subject: Re: Processor compatibility for the C113J Motherboard
 Post Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 2:41 am 
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Mine had a Q9450. But none of the compatible processors would make a significant performance difference worth an upgrade (or are you just replacing a bad processor?).

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 Post subject: Re: Processor compatibility for the C113J Motherboard
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exactly, my processor died and I need to replace it. I didn't know what options were available as a upgrade without messing with the OS or if it would even be a noticeable difference. I do a lot of graphics (Corel Draw).


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 Post subject: Re: Processor compatibility for the C113J Motherboard
 Post Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 9:00 pm 
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Sorry I can't help you with a list of other compatible processors. Maybe someone else can chime in.

You might consider what many on this forum have done: a full upgrade of the motherboard, CPU, memory, and OS at a fairly reasonable cost. Then your XPS-630 would really rock!

(Also, XP is dead in April as far as security protection is concerned.)

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 Post subject: Re: Processor compatibility for the C113J Motherboard
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Okay kind of a new question then: Instead of just a new processor for my 630i I am going to make it a new build. What is some of the fastest or most powerful CPU/MB combos for a 32 bit OS (XP Pro).

I just bought a factory sealed XP full install retail box. The reason I want or need to stay with XP 32 bit is because I use Corel Draw 8 for my work, Corel 8 will not install and work on Vista, W7 or W8 or any 64 bit system.

So I need to build a stand alone system just for Corel. I am not knowledgeable with the Intel processors as far as what is 32 bit and what is 64 bit. I looked on tigerdirect but when searching CPU's or CPU/MB combos they do not list them as 32 or 64 bit.

Corel Draw loves memory, speed & power. I know I should make the upgrades and I have... I bought the latest Corel Draw suite for my W7 system and I absolutely hate it! Some of my old CD8 files won't even open in it. I have been using CD8 for over 10 years and am very proficient with it which helps with the tight deadlines for my work. Not to mention I have 10 years of work which I can't open 1/2 of them.


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 Post subject: Re: Processor compatibility for the C113J Motherboard
 Post Posted: Sat Dec 21, 2013 5:14 am 
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All current CPUs will run either 32 or 64-bit Windows, so no problem there.

You know, you could do a dual-boot system:

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_q ... ws+xp&sm=1

With just 4GB of RAM, you could install and use both XP 32-bit and Win7 64-bit. If you do any serious gaming on your system, you'll want 8GB (IMO), but if not, 4GB will be enough for your Corel8 work.

Here are some hardware suggestions:

Motherboard - (ASRock Z87 Extreme4 LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6813157369

CPU - (Intel Core i5-4670 Haswell 3.4GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80646I54670)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6819116898

CPU cooler - (COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6835103099

RAM - (G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6820231277

Power supply - (CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6817139010

As for GPU and audio cards, etc...depends on how high-end you want/need and how much you want to spend?

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 Post subject: Re: Processor compatibility for the C113J Motherboard
 Post Posted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 3:50 am 
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gdonner,

I appreciate your info and suggested system build. Looks like a very nice system. I do have another question (funny how one answer seems to lead to more questions)

Building a system like you suggested, knowing Windows XP will be installed, if I have more ram memory than 4 gb, say 8 or even 16 gb, would Corel Draw use any more than the XP 4 gb limit? Some of the graphic files I work on or create can be quite large, like 50-80 mb or more. Would the addition memory help while I am working in Draw?

Also graphics cards... I was currently running a ATI Radeon HD4870 that has 1 gb. Does a 2 or 4 gb card make a big difference?

As for the dual boot system, I was doing some digging on that and have seen mixed reviews. Some love it and said no problems, others have reported problems (7 first then XP vs. XP first then 7). That is the one thing I don't want to have to deal with.


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 Post subject: Re: Processor compatibility for the C113J Motherboard
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The 3.5 GB limit is caused by all 32-bit versions of Windows, so Corel Draw can't get around that, no matter how much RAM you have installed.

For the graphics card, only higher-end resolution displays (i.e. resolutions above 1920x1080) are going to benefit from more VRAM. If you don't plan on doing either heavy gaming or a higher-res display, then a 1GB card will be plenty.

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