Configure dell 531S for dual processor

I need help figuring how to get my Dell 531s to recognize my dual processor
Manufacturer Dell Inc.
Model 0RY206
Version 00
Chipset Vendor NVIDIA
Chipset Model MCP61
Chipset Revision A3
Southbridge Vendor NVIDIA
Southbridge Model MCP61
Southbridge Revision A2
Brand Dell Inc.
Version 1.0.13
Date 02/09/2009

AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Black Edition
Cores 1
Threads 1
Name AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Black Edition
Code Name Brisbane
Package Socket AM2 (940)
Technology 65nm
Specification AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5000+
Family F
Extended Family F
Model B
Extended Model 6B
Stepping 2
Revision BH-G2
Instructions MMX (+), 3DNow! (+), SSE, SSE2, SSE3, x86-64
Bus Speed 200.9 MHz
Rated Bus Speed 1004.5 MHz
Stock Core Speed 5000 MHz
Stock Bus Speed 200 MHz
Average Temperature 80 °F
L1 Data Cache Size 64 KBytes
L1 Instructions Cache Size 64 KBytes
L2 Unified Cache Size 512 KBytes
Core 0
Core Speed 2612.0 MHz
Multiplier x 13.0
Bus Speed 200.9 MHz
Rated Bus Speed 1004.5 MHz
Temperature 80 °F
Thread 1

info taken from Speccy

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE help me. What am I missing?
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  1. Is this an upgrade? Then from what? It should be supported.
  2. yes, I upgraded from the CPU it came with (I think it was a 1300 AMD Anthlon single core). I can't remeber. I upgraded it a long time ago. Recently Dell sent a equipment scan program that came up with an error that the computer wasn't configured for a dual processor. So I went thru the BIOS (something I'm not all too familiar wiht) and couldn't find anything to change. NOTE, when I upgraded, I just put the new processor in and made sure the BIOS recognized the change. So, other then that, I haven't made any changes. So, I'm confused. Shouldn't this change be auto matically recognized? I'm lost as to what step(s) I'm missing.
  3. It should be automatic but you can always download the dual core optimizer and cpu driver from AMD
    But if bios is recognizing the CPU correctly then it is probably alright.
  4. Thank you. I will try the optimizer. I vaguely remeber some sort of AMD software loaded, but cannot remeber what it was. I'll let you know if that makes a difference. Thank you again for your help
  5. I cannot seem to get to the file. the window on the AMD website opens, but the file doesn't populate. gggrrr thats frustrating. I guess I will try later.
    Thank you for your help
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