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December 2, 2009 10:14:54 PM

I recently upgraded my processor on my Dell Inspiron 531s from a AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 3600+ to a AMD Phenom X3.
My CPU socket is AM2.

Now my computer fails to boot every time. When I turn it on, all that happens is the fans turn on, and the lights turn on, and then it just idles like that with nothing on the screen.
At first I thought my BIOS needed updating, so I updated it to version 1.0.13; but that didn't help at all.

Whats going on here?

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December 2, 2009 10:18:19 PM

Hmmmm........did u apply thermal paste? Are your clips tights?

This could sound dumb but do am2+ cpus work on am2 motherboards?
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December 2, 2009 10:23:07 PM

Yeah all thats good.

I'm pretty sure they do.
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December 3, 2009 6:56:44 PM

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December 3, 2009 7:16:39 PM

you very rarely can upgrade OEM machines. You should contact dell and see if they are compatible.
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December 3, 2009 7:30:25 PM

did you check dell's site to check if the processor is supported on the motherboard
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December 3, 2009 7:33:46 PM

Sounds like your board doesn't have BIOS support for the processor. OEM companines like Dell don't like to update cpu support for new products, they would rather you buy a new computer.
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December 3, 2009 9:11:37 PM

that is why u ONLY buy custom build computers cuz brand names are **** sorry to say that
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December 3, 2009 10:13:42 PM

That processor is definitely not supported. Last processor added was the x2-4450e IIRC.
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