Solved AMD X4 9850 Upgrade in Dell Optiplex Tags: CPUs Optiplex AMD Dell Last response: August 13, 2012 3:19 PM in CPUs Share Dogman11 July 29, 2012 10:21:59 PM Will an AMD Phenom X4 9850 work with a Dell motherboard yp806 in an Optiplex 740? The current CPU is an AMD X4 9600B. More about : amd 9850 upgrade dell optiplex Best solution jay_nar2012 a c 110 à CPUs July 29, 2012 10:26:18 PM Yes- http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3... With possibly a BIOS update.... Share DJDeCiBeL a c 283 à CPUs a b À AMD July 29, 2012 10:35:38 PM Maybe, but it's not really much of an upgrade (200Mhz, so basically worthless) and it would have to be the non Black Edition (almost definitely. You couldn't OC anyway with that board). m 0 l Related resources Upgrades from AMD Phenom X4 9850BE - Forum Nice graphics card multi-monitor upgrade for Dell Optiplex 755 -- AMD ATI 2450 - Forum help overclocking a amd phenom x4 9850 - Forum Upgrading AMD CPU in Dell Optiplex 740 DT Enhanced - Forum Nostalgia bout my old amd phenom x4 9850 BE!!! - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Dogman11 July 29, 2012 10:46:17 PM How about upgrade to AMD 2950 - would that work and would it make a difference? m 0 l DJDeCiBeL a c 283 à CPUs a b À AMD July 29, 2012 10:48:45 PM Dogman11 said:How about upgrade to AMD 2950 - would that work and would it make a difference? I'm not aware of any 2950's. Can you elaborate? m 0 l jay_nar2012 a c 110 à CPUs July 29, 2012 10:50:22 PM Apparently that CPU doesn't exist? m 0 l DJDeCiBeL a c 283 à CPUs a b À AMD July 29, 2012 10:52:31 PM jay_nar2012 said:Apparently that CPU doesn't exist? Not that I know of. There's a PowerEdge 2950, but that's just a totally different system. m 0 l Dogman11 July 29, 2012 10:56:32 PM Whoops! - - I meant 9950. m 0 l jay_nar2012 a c 110 à CPUs July 29, 2012 11:01:06 PM Oh, i was gonna say, are you imagining things... I'm not sure if dell OEM boards support 125/140W CPUs... m 0 l DJDeCiBeL a c 283 à CPUs a b À AMD July 29, 2012 11:06:39 PM jay_nar2012 said:I'm not sure if dell OEM boards support 125/140W CPUs... I would doubt it (I don't know of ANY that do). My guess is 95W max. m 0 l Dogman11 July 29, 2012 11:07:59 PM I have the mini-tower and it may support 125W CPUs. From http://en.community.dell.com/suppo [...] x#19947577: The Optiplex comes in three models. Mini-tower (Model #DCSM), Desktop (Model #DCNE) and Small-form Factor (Model #DCCY). Each has a different size power supply/Motherboard and only the mini- tower will support a 125w processor. m 0 l jay_nar2012 a c 110 à CPUs July 29, 2012 11:13:44 PM By the way you link works but its got the 404 error.... Then it should work in your comp, just remember 125W CPUs generate more heat than 95W CPUs. m 0 l Dogman11 July 29, 2012 11:19:24 PM Yeah, cooling may be a prob. I can get a 9950 for ~$75 on ebay; maybe I'll give it a try. The Optiplex has just gotten soooo slow! Thanks for the help!! m 0 l jay_nar2012 a c 110 à CPUs July 29, 2012 11:25:39 PM I,ve still got a old sempron running (3500+ manila).... m 0 l DJDeCiBeL a c 283 à CPUs a b À AMD July 29, 2012 11:28:30 PM jay_nar2012 said:I,ve still got a old sempron running (3500+ manila).... LOL, I have an Athlon XP 3000+ still running strong (not that I use it much, but it's a decent late 90's-early 2000's gaming system with its 6600GT). m 0 l jay_nar2012 a c 110 à CPUs July 29, 2012 11:30:43 PM DJDeCiBeL said:LOL, I have an Athlon XP 3000+ still running strong (not that I use it much, but it's a decent late 90's-early 2000's gaming system with its 6600GT). I use it when i can't be bothered to carry my laptop around Seems to do the job. m 0 l Dogman11 July 29, 2012 11:52:01 PM My wife's got a Dell Dimension 8400 (circa 2002) with a Pentium IV 3.2 GHz chip. I'm too cheap to get her a new one! It does what she needs it to, though. m 0 l jay_nar2012 a c 110 à CPUs July 29, 2012 11:53:30 PM Well, its better than nothing i guess. m 0 l Dogman11 August 13, 2012 3:19:25 PM Best answer selected by Dogman11. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! 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