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AMD X4 9850 Upgrade in Dell Optiplex

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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.

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July 29, 2012 10:26:18 PM

Yes- http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3...
With possibly a BIOS update....
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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).

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July 29, 2012 10:46:17 PM

How about upgrade to AMD 2950 - would that work and would it make a difference?
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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?
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July 29, 2012 10:50:22 PM

Apparently that CPU doesn't exist?
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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.
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July 29, 2012 10:56:32 PM

Whoops! - - I meant 9950.
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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...
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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.
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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.


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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.
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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!!
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July 29, 2012 11:25:39 PM

I,ve still got a old sempron running (3500+ manila)....
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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).
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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 :lol: 
Seems to do the job.
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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.
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July 29, 2012 11:53:30 PM

Well, its better than nothing i guess.
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August 13, 2012 3:19:25 PM

Best answer selected by Dogman11.
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