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 159 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 upgrading a Dell Dimesion E521 CPU question Forum Win 7 not compatible with Dell Dimension C521 ? Forum Slim case power supply for a dell dimension c521 Forum Dell Dimension C521 CPU Forum Dimension C521 Forum Dell dimension c521 compatibility Forum Dimension c521 graphics card Forum AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+ not working in Dell Dimension C521 Forum HDMI capable graphics card for a slim profile dell dimension C521 Forum Upgrading dimension c521 video card Forum Upgrading dimension c521 video card Forum Thermaltake 850w PCI-E question Forum [Solved] Would this be a good upgrade for gaming Forum Is E6300 an upgrade? Forum Correct upgrade paths Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !