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Upgrading dell optiplex gx620 pentium 4ht to a pentium d 950

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May 30, 2011 10:22:18 AM

Hello,
i have a dell optiplex gx620 with chip set i945p and bios a11 this should run with a Pentium d 950 processor but it doesn't work all i get is the fan spinning full speed and nothing ells! anyone know what im doing wrong any info is much appreciated!
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May 30, 2011 1:17:58 PM

Should work according to the Dell forums, the only thing I would look out for is the psu wattage and if the voltage regulation module can handle it.
May 30, 2011 2:19:40 PM

You definitely should upgrade to the lastest bios as if your bios doesn't recognize the new chip it won't work correctly. Does your computer complete the POST test?

I had a similar event once when the processor didn't work, however, it turned out that I didn't lock the processor into the motherboard correctly. However, that was a laptop processor.

Upgrade the bios and let us know how it goes.
June 8, 2011 10:37:40 PM

Has anyone successfully done this? Are there any links that anyone knows of with instructions or specs? What kind of PSU would one need for the D 950 to work?
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