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Dell Dimension E520 Upgrade

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January 6, 2011 8:55:14 PM

Hello,
I have dell dimension E520, with CPU Core 2 Duo E6400 (2.3Ghz,1066 FSB).I want to upgrade the cpu up to 3.2 GHz. Can any one tell me what CPU to buy, I have no idea of the Mother Board capability-- Thanks
May 27, 2011 2:00:00 AM

I am in the same situation. Are you sure the BIOS upgrade will work with the E7600 Wolfdale?

I am looking for just a straight swap out of the processors.
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May 28, 2011 4:56:36 PM

No I am not. I have searched through other forums and I couldn't find another reference to that specific CPU working with the E520. I just wanted to be sure before dropping $150.

Thanks for your help. If you know of any forums where someone has done the swap to that CPU, please let me know.
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July 2, 2011 2:08:48 AM

You can run a q6600 or a q6700 as well as the qx6600 and the qx6700 on an e520 with the latest bios which is 2.4.0. i wouldnt suggest the qx series being that you wouldnt have much use of the features of that processor being the dell locks out overclocking features!!


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Dell Dimension E520
Intel Core 2 Quad 2.66GHZ Processor
MSI NVIDIA GTS 450 Single Slot GPU
Corsair GS600 PSU
8GB Crucial Ballistix DDR2-800 (PC-6400)
Windows 7 HOme Premium 64bit
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