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Dell Vostro 260MT needs new CPU

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December 3, 2013 11:58:34 AM

Dell Vostro 260 MT Owners Manual Go to the Specifications Sheet and check out the H61 express mobo.

Can I use a G2020 to replace the i3-2120? ...Friend just has one laying around...

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a c 104 à CPUs
December 3, 2013 12:09:11 PM

That pentium is slower on the cpu side of things compared to the i3 but i should fit in the same socket and it should work with a bios update if dell has provided one.
December 4, 2013 8:41:52 AM

Should I contact dell support?
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a c 104 à CPUs
December 4, 2013 8:47:07 AM

Look around on the internet for a bios update for your PC
December 5, 2013 7:39:41 PM

jay_nar2012 said:
Look around on the internet for a bios update for your PC
Thanks for the suggestion, Jay. You have been helping me every time I post a question.

I found [Dell] Drivers for Vostro 260s.

I am not sure which updates to install. Which BIOS download should I choose?

Should I consider any of the other driver updates?

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a c 104 à CPUs
December 5, 2013 11:17:25 PM

From what i can tell, the A10 BIOS update is the latest one.

Here is the link to it -
December 20, 2013 8:13:11 AM

Just got off phone with dell support with bad news. Pentium CPUs will not work with this particular motherboard in my dell Vostro 260 (i3-2120, ST250DM000-1bd141 HDD, H61 mtherboard, etc.)

Would it hurt to try installing it anyway?
a c 104 à CPUs
December 20, 2013 8:29:56 AM

No, if it doesn't work then it would throw a couple or beeps and flash some lights and won't turn on.

If it does work, which it should then it would boot, just make sure you have thermal paste.
December 30, 2013 5:42:54 PM

I just went ahead and installed the g2020 with the GTX 650TiB. I know it's a hit in CPU performance, but it's already in with paste and fan. I will try the g2020 in the Dell Vostro someday just to see if it'll work in there. It'll be kinda cool to compare the benchmarks of g2020 and the i3-2120. I'll make a little addition, in the future, when I switch