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Inspiron 530d E2160 to what CPU (upgrade)

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December 30, 2009 12:02:23 AM

Does anyone know what I can replace my E2160 with (for a reasonable price) on my Inspiron 530d? Would the E4500 be a reasonable upgrade and work ?
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December 30, 2009 11:15:30 AM

what model is your motherboard?
December 31, 2009 10:17:10 AM

wa1 said:
what model is your motherboard?


I would have no idea. Isn't it a FoxConn something?
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December 31, 2009 10:45:42 AM

update bios and you should be able to run an e5200/e5300/e5400
December 31, 2009 10:53:07 AM

I'm not looking to break the bank, just extend my game play up to Crysis or something like that. I bought the 4670, which I understand isn't the greatest card but I heard it will play it.

I currently am on the E2160, 1.8 GHz which "fails" on the little system stress test do dad.. thing.. (forgot the website).

So I was thinking of getting something cheap but faster than the E2160. Also the BIOS is up to date with that on the website.

(Lets say I wanna keep it under $100 for the CPU if I decide to upgrade.)
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December 31, 2009 10:59:08 AM

the e5200-e5400 range from $65-$90
December 31, 2009 11:05:01 AM

obsidian86 said:
the e5200-e5400 range from $65-$90


That seems pretty cheap, although messing with the CPU makes me nervous.. I never replaced a CPU/Fan/Heatsink myself before in school.

I was absent the day they put them in too.. just my luck.
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December 31, 2009 11:11:35 AM

its quite easy really
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December 31, 2009 1:06:43 PM

If u never do for yourself then u will never learn... :) 
Just like obsidian said, u will get it done before u realize it...
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December 31, 2009 1:10:00 PM

there should be videos on youtube showing how to do it
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