Hi there, I'm finally decided to upgrade my Athlon X2 4200+ and i agreed upon the Athlon X2 6000+. Since I will have to keep my old heatsink (I have a Dell E521), I figured I can just buy a OEM CPU. I found two eBay buy it nows for what I think are the exact same CPU's. Now I am not too sure since one of them says L2: 1MB, and the other L2: 2 x 512kb, as well as one being 30 dollars cheapers. The eBay pages are here:
Are there any major differences between the two that I should know? Also, can I put a a 65nm Manufactioning Tech CPU, like one of these, in the same socket as my current 90 nm Manufact. Tech? Thanks for your help!
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Check your mobo maker for cpu compatibility. As to the cache, theyre the same, 2 cores, each having 512 kb ram, or a total of 1 MB on the L2 cache
It should since the Windsor is a 125W CPU and the Brisbane is a 89W CPU
Thanks for the replies guys. One last question: When I take out my old processor and put in my new one, do I have to apply new thermal compound on the new processor and then put the heatsink on?
^ Clean old CPU past from the HSF (if using the old HSF). Then put on new paste and you should be good to go. If using stock cooler that comes with the retail CPU box you should NOT need to apply paste as the HSF already has it pre applied.
Ok, I'm getting my new CPU OEM so I'll put some new paste on. Thanks for all your help!