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Dell 537 cpu upgrade

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January 30, 2010 5:18:52 AM

My sister has had a dell 537 for about a year.

under computer properties i noticed that it has a single core celeron 450 running at approx 2.2 ghz.

under display adapter i noticed that it uses onboard G41 chip set.

I am guessing that this system board has socket 775.

Is it possible to upgrade this system with an Intel core 2 processor, something like an E7400 or an E8400.

would the upgrade require upgrading the bios or other surgery. Or could we (hope, hope) just remove the old processor and install the new processor and its associated cooling fan.

thanks for reading this far.

regards

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January 30, 2010 6:33:37 AM

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...

These are all the CPUs that could come with your computer. This computer is not that old. All socket 775 CPUs will work.
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January 30, 2010 1:15:09 PM

If the bios supports it then it will work.
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January 31, 2010 4:37:57 AM

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...

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.

Regards
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February 7, 2010 1:40:58 AM

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February 7, 2010 4:18:27 AM

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