Dimension c521 upgrade Tags: CPUs Dimension Sempron Processors Dell AMD Product Last response: October 12, 2009 8:02 AM in CPUs Share GavinB October 11, 2009 12:14:12 PM I have a dell dimension c521 and it has a AMD sempron 3400 1.8ghz processor. Am i able to upgrade to something faster? More about : dimension c521 upgrade o1die a c 158 à CPUs a b À AMD October 11, 2009 3:18:42 PM Use cpuid to identify the motherboard chipset. It will determine whether a cpu upgrade may work. You might have better luck posting this in one of the dell forums. WR2 a c 203 à CPUs a b À AMD October 11, 2009 4:12:32 PM Chances are you'll have a Nforce 430 chipset / 6150LE integrated video motherboard. Most of the Dimension C521 owners are upgrading with the 65W AM2s like the Athlon 64 X2 5400+ 2.8GHz $61 plus shipping or Athlon 64 X2 5200 Brisbane 2.7GHz $61 + free shipping Some of the more adventurous have gone with the 89W AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Brisbane 3.1GHz or Athlon 64 X2 Dual-core 6400+ 3.20GHz Processor - ADX6400CZBOX A few have used the 125W AM2 Athlon 64 X2 3.0 GHz $80. You'll need to follow the cooling advice you'll find in the Dell support forums for the hotter 125W CPUs. Related resources Dell Dimension C521 Upgrade - Forum Dimension C521 CPU upgrade - Forum Graphics Card upgrade for the Dell Dimension C521 - Forum UPGRADE DELL DIMENSION C521 VIDEO CARD - Forum Proposing Dell Dimension C521 Refurbishment - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer WR2 a c 203 à CPUs a b À AMD October 11, 2009 4:17:31 PM Here is another THG forum thread on the same subject: upgrading a Dell Dimesion E521 CPU question GavinB October 12, 2009 8:02:08 AM Hi thanks for all your replys its much appreciated. The chipset i have is a nforce 410/430 mcp according to cpuid. Does this help in identifiing the cpu i could upgrade to? Thanks again Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: Forumupgrading a Dell Dimesion E521 CPU question ForumWin 7 not compatible with Dell Dimension C521 ? ForumSlim case power supply for a dell dimension c521 ForumDell Dimension C521 CPU ForumDimension C521 ForumDell dimension c521 compatibility ForumDimension c521 graphics card ForumAMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+ not working in Dell Dimension C521 ForumHDMI capable graphics card for a slim profile dell dimension C521 ForumUpgrading dimension c521 video card ForumUpgrading dimension c521 video card ForumThermaltake 850w PCI-E question Forum[Solved] Would this be a good upgrade for gaming ForumIs E6300 an upgrade? ForumCorrect upgrade paths More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !