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Babeman

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#1 9 years ago

I'm looking for good cpu's to upgrade from my Pentium D, on the Dell website you can buy the same computer with a Core 2, Pentium D, or Celeron, but im wondering if my mobo would support a quad core? How could I find out? Specs are Dell E520, Pentium D 2.66ghz, 3gbs DDR2 Ram, Vista Home Premium. Thanks in advance!




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#2 9 years ago
Babeman;4580761I'm looking for good cpu's to upgrade from my Pentium D, on the Dell website you can buy the same computer with a Core 2, Pentium D, or Celeron, but im wondering if my mobo would support a quad core? How could I find out? Specs are Dell E520, Pentium D 2.66ghz, 3gbs DDR2 Ram, Vista Home Premium. Thanks in advance!

I highly doubt that it'll support a quad...

You could try to put something else in...but I am uncertain to the MB's specs...so I cannot make an accurate assumption...

Off Topic: ....If you do find something...can I have the Pent D?




Babeman

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#3 9 years ago

lol sure, for a small fee of course :) but i'll look further into it to see if its compatible. Small fee meaning probably cheap, $40 maybe, but thats if I find a chip :)




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#4 9 years ago

Go for a AMD 64 x2 dual-core with 3gbDDR2 That's mine processor and it runs just fine. If you're in to gaming i would say a dual-core cos a quad-core isn't supported in the most games.(google it)




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#5 9 years ago
Noobst3R;4581399Go for a AMD 64 x2 dual-core with 3gbDDR2 That's mine processor and it runs just fine. If you're in to gaming i would say a dual-core cos a quad-core isn't supported in the most games.(google it)

Getting that would require a complete Motherboard replacement. Socket AM2 does not go into LGA 775(I think that's what the Pent D is...)




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#6 9 years ago

LGA775 Supports Quads. So yes, If you have Pent D, You can have a Quad. Just don't expect it to run its full potential, chances are the FSB is to slow on the mobo for the CPUs max FSB




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#7 9 years ago
Sgt. D. Pilla;4581672LGA775 Supports Quads. So yes, If you have Pent D, You can have a Quad. Just don't expect it to run its full potential, chances are the FSB is to slow on the mobo for the CPUs max FSB

True, the Pent D he has a 533mHz FSB

However, the MB may support higher than that because of multiple processors being offered for that PC model (none are quads tho)

Source: Dell Dimension E520 Product Details




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#8 9 years ago

Upgrading Dells with their proprietary parts (often including the motherboard) can be a iffy proposition. Food for thought.

I don't think the new CPU will work well in your board if your boards FSB is too low (it may just slow the CPU down so it will work). Chances are you can't overclock since it'a a Dell. The q6600 (quad) is 1066mhz FSB and the E8400 (dual) is 1333mhz. It's possible your board is 1066mhz, I can't recall if the early E6300 (best CPU available for your rig) were 800 or 1066mhz.

Maybe a new Conroe Dual Core is your best bet for now.




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#9 9 years ago
Oblivious;4582452Upgrading Dells with their proprietary parts (often including the motherboard) can be a iffy proposition. Food for thought. I don't think the new CPU will work well in your board if your boards FSB is too low (it may just slow the CPU down so it will work). Chances are you can't overclock since it'a a Dell. The q6600 (quad) is 1066mhz FSB and the E8400 (dual) is 1333mhz. It's possible your board is 1066mhz, I can't recall if the early E6300 (best CPU available for your rig) were 800 or 1066mhz. Maybe a new Conroe Dual Core is your best bet for now.

So would you suggest getting a new mobo including the cpu? And if yes which one? EDIT: I did Cpuz and it tells me my FSB is 533mhz. So would that mean I should get a new mobo?




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#10 9 years ago

In the tech specs for my computer at dell.com (Dell Dimension E520 Product Details) it shows different cpu's like intel core 2 E6300, but thats a little slow cpu, 1.8ghz dual core. I want a bit higher than that, just want overall better performance CPU.




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