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Dell E521 processor upgrade..

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April 6, 2010 1:18:13 PM

I have a dell E521 I purchased on 3\07, that came with: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core 3800+ (I think it's 2.0GHz)

After searching and reading posts here, most are old though, I think New Egg has an upgrade that will work: Intel Pentium Dual-Core E5400 Wolfdale 2.7GHz 2MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor

I just want to verify with someone if this is correct. If not can someone point me in the right direction.

My OS is windows 7
4gig of ram
ATI 4300 video card.
Main reason for upgrade: I do a lot of Photoshop work and I'm hoping a processor upgrade will help. Heck for $70, to me, it's worth a try.

Thanks in advance for the help,
-Rich


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a c 133 à CPUs
April 6, 2010 1:28:39 PM

You can not put an Intel Processor in a board for an AMD it wont work.

I think this would be the fastest you could put in that board.

AMD 64 x2 6000+

I do know it will work for sure you just have to update the bios and you will be good.
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April 6, 2010 1:32:02 PM

It wont work, sorry. You'll need a new mobo :( 
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April 6, 2010 1:35:23 PM

can't believe I missed that. Does anyone know which one would, AMD that is? I searched the posts and the ones mentioned are all out of stock, or I assume no longer sold.
:-/

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a c 133 à CPUs
April 6, 2010 1:38:31 PM

AMD 64 x2 6000+ will work for sure and is the best you can put in that board.

AMD 64 x2 6000+
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April 6, 2010 1:43:37 PM

THis one...
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Windsor 3.0GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM2 125W Dual-Core Processor
NewEgg has it for $55.

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a c 133 à CPUs
April 6, 2010 2:34:44 PM

Yup thats it.
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April 6, 2010 2:48:43 PM

I assume then this would also work: AMD CPU - Athlon 64 X2 5400 2.8Ghz
so iw ould have a few choices?

Also, I am 32bit, does this matter w\processor if it says 64bit ready?

Thanks to all who are answering, I'm ready to buy just dont want to buy the wrong one.
I really want just plug and go.
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a c 133 à CPUs
April 6, 2010 2:52:45 PM

That just means you could go to a 64bit OS if you wanted. If you are useing under 4GB of RAM 32bit OS is all you need.
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April 6, 2010 7:49:18 PM

Will I need to do anything special to just upgrade to a: Athlon 64 X2 5400 2.8Ghz ?


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April 6, 2010 8:03:13 PM

Great, thanks everyone for your help and suggestions. I just bought the 5400+ will upgrade the bios and hopefully it should go ok.

Thanks again everyone!!!!
-rich
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