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Dell 531 motherboard and AMD Phenom II

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August 1, 2010 4:44:14 PM

I have a Dell 531, motherboard, RY206, with a AMD Athlon II, AM2 socket. I understand the Phenom II will go into a AM2 socket, but only with the BIOS upgraded. Can anyone tell me if the motherboard will support a BIOS upgrade for the CPU?


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August 1, 2010 4:59:46 PM

IIRC the most you can put in that box is an Althon II x64...

It is also NOT recommended to use an 125w version of the Athlon with that model

I would advise you start saving for a new rig altogether...
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August 1, 2010 10:29:57 PM

needsumhelplol said:
IIRC the most you can put in that box is an Althon II x64...

:ouch:  Wow that's better than my Athlon II x4

Joking aside, the only CPU that is 100% guaranteed to work with that computer is the highest end model that the computer originally could ship with.
August 2, 2010 10:48:46 AM

Save up for a new build, and you will never go back to store bought desktops. As you have discovered your options are quite limited by design.

I did the same and just moved my "old" Athlon X2 5200 HP machine to a network file server for media and torrents.

You won't regret it.