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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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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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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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a c 105 à CPUs
April 6, 2010 7:03:23 PM

frenchrl said:
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.


just make sure you update your BIOS. The dell heatsink is fairly easy to work with so replacing the CPU is fairly easy. The 6000 Windsor will work, I installed one into an E521, it will run a bit warm but you wont have any issues.

http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/index.aspx?c=...
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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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a c 105 à CPUs
April 6, 2010 7:50:25 PM

no, just update the BIOS.
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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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a c 105 à CPUs
April 6, 2010 8:04:47 PM

gratz , enjoy
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