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Vostro 200 e5700 upgrade cpu

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April 1, 2011 11:29:14 PM


I have purchased the E5700 for my Vostro 200. However, I've noticed my current fan is screwed in , but the E5700 snaps in. Does the E5700 simply snap in the Dell mobo or are modifications required?

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a c 160 à CPUs
April 2, 2011 1:19:52 AM

The cpu is removable, not soldered on. If you can get the custom dell heatsink off, then an upgrade is possible. But it's hit or miss. Dell offers no tech support that I know of for cpu upgrades; it may work or not. Best to post your question in the dell forums with your system id or motherboard model for better suggestions.
a b à CPUs
April 2, 2011 2:34:52 AM

This link is for removing parts for the Vostro 200 Minit Tower
this one is for removing parts from the slim tower
this one is for both towers manuals
this one shows what the Mini Tower looks like if your not sure which
one you have
if it doesnt look like this then it is the Slim Tower
Dont use the heatsink/fan that came with the CPU
Re use the Dell heatsink/fan
It is just as good as the one that comes with the CPU
It is a standard LGA775 latch assembly on all Dells
All the instructions for removing the processor and fan are in those links

YOu will need
Coffee filters to clean CPU (dont leave lint)
Isopropyl alcohol 90% available at pharmacies cheap
Thermal Paste - Most common is Artic Silver 5-not the best anymore
but it stills does a decent job and is easy to find at elecrtonics and office stores
there are better pastes available online
just search on Toms for "thermal paste" and read the newer articles
this is a link to applying thermal paste from Artic Silver
it is the same application for all brands
link -

this is a guide for installing LGA 775 cpus (mainly have to see how latch works and how to align processor in socket)

remember re-use stock Dell heatsink and fan
they are fine for normal usage

And dont pay attention to people that say you cant upgrade a Dell
They probably have never done it :) 

I overclocked mine! :D