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.
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.