enzo matrix said:
OEM manufacturers do not supply bios updates. You are stuck with the support it had when it came up.
Look up your computer on the dell website.
Here. Under tech specs:http://www.dell.com/us/en/gen/desktops/desktop-inspiron-537/pd.aspx?refid=desktop-inspiron-537&s=gen
These are all the CPUs that could come with your computer. This computer is not that old. All socket 775 CPUs will work.
Thanks for your quick response. I should have checked the Dell board first. But I am sceptical enough to assume that they won't be of much help.
After your suggestion, I did check. They do offer the E5400 as an upgrade for the 537 desktop at $129.99 - gee thanks, but I think I will just shop around.
In the near future, I will upgrade my sisters pc with a core 2 running at approx 2.7 to 3 ghz, hopefully for well under $100.
Thanks again for your help.