AMD Athlon X2 4450e vs. 4400+

I'm looking at upgrading my Dell Dimension E521 and a local computer store CompUSA has a AMD Athlon™ X2 4450e. Doing a google search vets nothing on if this cpu will work on the motherboard and looking at the specs on AMD's web site shows the only things that are different from the 4400 are the Watts and Voltage used.
Does anyone know if this CPU will work in my computer?
Thanks, Ben
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  1. nebben11 said:
    I'm looking at upgrading my Dell Dimension E521 and a local computer store CompUSA has a AMD Athlon™ X2 4450e. Doing a google search vets nothing on if this cpu will work on the motherboard and looking at the specs on AMD's web site shows the only things that are different from the 4400 are the Watts and Voltage used.
    Does anyone know if this CPU will work in my computer?
    Thanks, Ben


    The best this model has ever been fitted with is a 5600+ 89W.

    So a 4450e+ 45W should work with it. But you need to know that it is risky and could be a costly bet to discover whether it does.
    I would send Dell an email and ask them. I have ask there Tech support before and they have always gave me good advice .

    Chris...
  2. Instead of a AMD Athlon™ X2 4450e why don't you go for a Athlon X2 5050e they're both lower power consumers than the 4400+ so you'll not see any heat issues and yet the upgrade will be visibly distinct.
    And if you find them then the prices are going to be not that high and the difference between the two procs prices would be really small.....

    But sadly I couldn't find it on Newegg or CompUSA
    The CompUsa is giving http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5619575&CatId=4348

    But it's 95W, that would be the best to get into if the Dell Techie confirms it.... it's just 10$ More.....
    I'd suggest get into this one if they confirm the wattage will not be an issue.....
  3. Well I've asked Dell and this is the response I got;
    "These are the only X2 CPUs validated by Dell on this PC model:

    DU373 AMD Athlon 64X2, 4800+, 2.5G, 1MX2, Dual Core, 65w
    NP155 AMD Athlon 64X2, 4600+, 2.4G, 512KB x2, Dual Core, 65w
    YK903 AMD Athlon 64X2, 4200+, 2.2G, 512KB x2, Dual Core, 65w
    DU366 AMD Athlon 64X2, 4400+, 2.3G, 1MX2, Dual Core, 65w
    DU370 AMD Athlon 64X2, 4000+, 2.1G, 1MX2, Dual Core, 65w
    NP774 AMD Athlon 64X2, 3800+, 2.0G, 512KB x2, Dual Core, 65w
    JN663 AMD Athlon 64X2, 3600+, 1.9G, 1MBX2, Dual Core, 65w

    PU630 AMD Athlon 64X2, 5600+, 2.8G, 1MX2, Dual Core, 89w
    JW611 AMD Athlon 64X2, 5200+, 2.6G, 1MBx2, Dual Core, 89w
    JT399 AMD Athlon 64X2, 5000+, 2.6G, 512K, 89w
    JT398 AMD Athlon 64X2, 4600+, 2.4G, 512K, 89w
    JT397 AMD Athlon 64X2, 4200+, 2.2G, 512K, 89w
    JT396 AMD Athlon 64X2, 3800+, 2.0G, 512K, 89w"
  4. By the way the Dell Dimension E521 Motherboard is a AM2 socket only, sadly AM2+ will not work on it. What I'm planing to do with the this computer is use it to stream my webcams using Wirecast. hence I need a multcore and hyper threading cpu.
    Right now I've got a AMD Athlon 64 3200+, and I know I'm not upgrading much but I need the DC
  5. Well than I might as well hit up ebay and get a Athlon 64x2 5600+
  6. I plan on getting a Nvidia Geforce 8600. A nice card that will play nice with low power supply, but will still kick when I need it. I'm also thinking about adding a usb card but I might not.
  7. I was looking around the web and I thought I couldn't use dual channel? I mean there isnt blue ram slots all black.
    Oh also I'm getting a Hitachi 500gb hdd
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