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Can I upgrade the cpu in a dell vostro 200

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January 15, 2009 6:32:41 AM

Hello all, I was thinking about seeing if I could upgrade my dell vostro 200 system so I could get more speed.

Here is my motherboard specs.

Motherboard
CPU Type DualCore Intel Pentium E2140, 1600 MHz (8 x 200)
Motherboard Name Dell Vostro 200
Motherboard Chipset Intel Bearlake G33
System Memory 3061 MB (DDR2-667 DDR2 SDRAM)
DIMM1 1 GB DDR2-667 DDR2 SDRAM (5-5-5-14 @ 333 MHz) (4-4-4-11 @ 266 MHz) (3-3-3-8 @ 200 MHz)
DIMM2: Qimonda 64T64000HU3SB 512 MB DDR2-667 DDR2 SDRAM (5-5-5-15 @ 333 MHz) (4-4-4-12 @ 266 MHz) (3-3-3-9 @ 200 MHz)
DIMM3 1 GB DDR2-667 DDR2 SDRAM (5-5-5-14 @ 333 MHz) (4-4-4-11 @ 266 MHz) (3-3-3-8 @ 200 MHz)
DIMM4: Qimonda 64T64000HU3SB 512 MB DDR2-667 DDR2 SDRAM (5-5-5-15 @ 333 MHz) (4-4-4-12 @ 266 MHz) (3-3-3-9 @ 200 MHz)
BIOS Type Award (06/23/08)


I was looking at this processor:
Intel Pentium E2200 Allendale 2.2GHz 1MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Retail


Can the dell vostro 200 cpu be upgraded and if so what is the MAX it can be upgraded to? Is the E2200 a good processor or is there a better one?

Thanks!
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January 15, 2009 6:37:00 AM

You'll need to check the processor support list on the dell website.
January 15, 2009 6:47:50 AM

this is what the book says.

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January 15, 2009 7:07:18 AM

You'll need to check the processor support list on the dell website.
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January 15, 2009 11:00:36 AM

Overclockers.com has an article on your pc, which I found doing a yahoo search. They use the conductive paint trick, connecting 2 pads for overclocking. I recommend you post your question in the dell forum; someone must have upgraded the cpu by now. I would recommend the e7200 or e8400 based on your bios date. Anything less would be a waste of money.
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January 15, 2009 11:43:46 AM

If you are inexperienced in changing components, and need your dell warranty, I recommend you leave your system alone. And whatever you do, don't tell any dell representative you've changed anything in your system or dell may void your warranty. If you decide to do a decent cpu upgrade, you may have to remove a shroud over the cpu heatsink. Dell uses a passive design on some systems, with the cpu fan on the back of the case. You'll need to use a retail box Intel heatsink to replace the dell heatsink, and learn about the Intel push pin design of the cpu heatsink. It requires some force to install properly. Good luck.
March 28, 2011 4:30:36 PM

It's really easy.

1. Upgrade the BIOS to latest version 1.0.16 (this is awritten April 2011, so there may be a more recent upgrade if you are looking after this date).

2. Then choose and install one of the processors below:

F886J Yorkfield Quad Core, Q9550, 2.83G, 12MB, 1333FSB, E0
N650J Yorkfield Quad Core, Q9400, 2.66G, 6MB, 1333FSB, R0
D923J Wolfdale Dual Core, E8500, 3.16G, 6MB, 1333FSB, 65W, E0
Y934C Wolfdale Dual Core, E8500, 3.16G, 6MB, 1333FSB, 65W, C0
Y935C Wolfdale Dual Core, E8400, 3.0G, 6MB, 1333FSB, 65W, C0
H399J Wolfdale Dual Core, E8400, 3.0G, 6MB, 1333FSB, 65W, E0
K905F Wolfdale Dual Core, E8300, 2.83G, 6MB, 1333FSB, 65W, C0
Y932C Wolfdale Dual Core, E8200, 2.66G, 6MB, 1333FSB, 65W, C0
Y442H Wolfdale Dual Core, E7300, 2.66, 3MB, 65W,M0
MP628 Conroe Kit, E6850, 3.0G, 4MB, 1333FSB, G0
MP162 Conroe Kit, E6750, 2.66G, 4MB, 1333FSB, G0
PN416 Conroe Kit, E6700, 2.66G, 4MB, 1066FSB, B2
KU345 Conroe Kit, E6600, 2.4G, 4MB, 1066FSB, B2
MP160 Conroe Kit, E6550, 2.33G, 4MB, 1333FSB
DX484 Conroe Kit, E6420, 2.13G, 4MB, 1066FSB, B2
DX485 Conroe Kit, E6320, 1.86G, 4MB, 1066FSB, B2
Y933C Conroe Kit, E4700, 2.6G, 2MB, 800FSB, G0
CY593 Conroe Kit, E4600, 2.4G, 2MB, 800FSB, M0
MP159 Conroe Kit, E4500, 2.20G, 2MB, 800FSB, M0
DX483 Conroe Kit, E4400, 2.00G, 2MB, 800FSB, L2
RX522 Conroe Kit, E4400, 2.00G, 2MB, 800FSB, M0
HU587 Conroe kit, E4300, 1.8G, 2MB, 800FSB, L2
RX391 Conroe Kit, E2180, 2.0G, 1MB, 800FSB, M0
YU563 Conroe Kit, E2160, 1.8G, 1MB, 800FSB, M0
XT481 Conroe Kit, E2160, 1.8G, 1MB, 800FSB, L2
XT482 Conroe Kit, E2140, 1.6G, 1MB, 800FSB, L2
YU562 Conroe Kit, E2140, 1.6G, 1MB, 800FSB, M0
XT483 Celeron Kit, 440, 2.0G, 512KB, 800FSB, A1
XT484 Celeron Kit, 430, 1.8G, 512KB, 800FSB, A1
XT485 Celeron Kit, 420, 1.6G, 512KB, 800FSB, A1
Y931C Pentium Conroe Kit, E2200, 2.20G, 1MB, 800FSB, M0

And you'll have a much faster Vostro 200

I'd also recommend downloading the manual as it helps with uninstalling and installing the CPU.
March 31, 2011 11:50:39 AM

And it just got better for Vostro 200 owners.

Intel have released the E5700 3GHz CPU which is only about 50.00 GBP (incl VAT and Delivery) at most retailers.

Upgrade your BIOS to 1.0.16 , install the E5700 and for 50.00 GBP you'll be running at 3 GHz (It works for certain because I've just done it).
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March 31, 2011 4:16:43 PM

I am a Dell Optiplex 745 owner that was in the same situation.
I started with a Pentium D 3.4 then upgraded to a E4300 1.8
Using what is called a BSEL mod which another poster mentioned about
connecting to pins on cpu with conductive ink I OCd the
E4300 from 1.8 800fsb to 2.4 1066fsb
Well I wanted more speed so I just purchased a E4500 which is 2.2
that will OC to 2.93 (basically 3.0 ghz) and it cost me about $50 USD

Now I am not sure how much 50. GBP is compared to USD
but if it is close than the E5700 wouild be a great upgrade

The problem is that though you can support a pretty fast CPU from the list
in prior post like a Q9550 (if that is true) then that is about the most powerful
CPU yu can get BUT the cost factor in buying a C2Q Q9550 right now isnt worth
it.
They go for over $200 USD easily SO getting a cheap E5700 at 3.0 is
best performance per dollar deal as MrBullet wisely suggested.

Later on when the E5700 which would be a MAJOR improvement over your old cpu E2140 1.6.
You will have basically double the performance you have now cheaply
THEN later on in a year or two when hopefully the higherend C2D/C2Q drop
in price if the CPU market follows the standard pricing pattern in the past
well then you could upgrade to a high end Core2Quad which would blow away the E5700 and again be good for awhile performance wise

And remember you can always sell of your old CPU on Ebay or Craigslist etc
and get some money back on the upgrade.
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March 31, 2011 8:19:24 PM

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