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Quick Question on these two CPUs

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June 22, 2009 1:11:39 AM

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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June 22, 2009 1:23:24 AM

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
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June 22, 2009 1:59:57 AM

they are the same cpu

I upgraded my x2 4200 in my Dell E521 to a athlon x2 6000 windsor. Check on the dell forum if the brisbane can go in there. it should be able to, also update your Bios to Dell latest (1.1.11 I believe)

Edit; I checked my previous posts, it will work just update your Bios.
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June 22, 2009 2:08:24 AM

It should since the Windsor is a 125W CPU and the Brisbane is a 89W CPU
June 23, 2009 12:16:07 AM

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?
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June 23, 2009 1:38:45 AM

^ 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.
June 23, 2009 1:46:13 AM

Ok, I'm getting my new CPU OEM so I'll put some new paste on. Thanks for all your help!