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Dell E521 - AMD Athlon 64 x2 dual-core 5000+

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August 7, 2011 3:50:30 AM

Okay, so I will cry if I ruin my 2nd motherboard. I had to buy a new one for my Dell Dimension E521 because the last one died due to my dumb BIOS knowledge and processors. I just bought a new AMD Athlon 64 x2 Dual-Core 5000+ processor. (part #:ada3500iaa4cn) Now, I don't know if part numbers matter, but I put in the new processor and upgraded the BIOS only to find out that I just killed my mobo. So while the new one is on the way here, I want to find out what I need to do to make my new processor work with the motherboard. I have 3gb ram, a geforce 8600gt, and the motherboard model is a hk980 (or hk890 idk). But I really need help, soon before I ruin another mobo. (I checked with AMD by calling them to see if they had an update for my cpu and they said no.)
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August 7, 2011 2:45:01 PM

DELL E521 works fine with AMD x2 athlon 64 series, i don't understand what's your problem ?
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August 9, 2011 3:23:12 AM

ilysaml said:
DELL E521 works fine with AMD x2 athlon 64 series, i don't understand what's your problem ?


my motherboard is running well. i put in the new processor but their is an issue, the processor model is coming up unknown.

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System Information
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Time of this report: 8/8/2011, 23:21:32
Machine name: MICHAEL-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.110408-1631)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc
System Model: Dimension E521
BIOS: )Phoenix - Award WorkstationBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: AMD Processor model unknown (2 CPUs), ~2.6GHz
Memory: 3072MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 3006MB RAM
Page File: 1334MB used, 4676MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode

The BIOS is already up to date. idk what to do. their are no drivers for this processor.



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August 29, 2011 7:54:30 PM

Did you try going to Dell's site and looking at the bios updates? Im sure you did. My Bios version is 1.1.4 i believe. And I have an E521 with a 6000+. When your PC boots, and you get the big blue Dell screen, the bios version should be right under that. Let me know what it says on your screen when you boot.
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