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#1 thegodgen

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 10:24 PM

i want to upgrade a dell inspiron 531s with a sempron 3600+ 2.0ghz socket am2 to a AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Windsor 3.0GHz am2 will this work as this will be my first time working with an AMD cpu and is the Athlon faster then the sempron and im also getting win7 home premium, and 4gb ddr2 ram just debating should i get x64 windows or x86 windows this is the the cpu im buying http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16819103772

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 11:32 AM

As per usual Dell online info for this model stinks. It is impossible to tell if the BIOS will recognize the CPU. Also the thermal wattage of the new CPU you want use is much higher. In this what appears to me to be a smaller case it couls cause thermal issues. TRy going to dells website and running your service code through the upgrade and see if you can get any good information that way.
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Posted 16 March 2010 - 04:20 PM

like what baltboy has said, Im having trouble finding information about that system and its requirements. What I have found suggests that it will run the 6000+ but I cant garentee it. Socket wise it will. the athlon x2 6000+ will be a huge performance jump from that sempron you have, I have on in my system and I love it to death, however, heat could be an issue. Make sure you don't reuse your heatsink, if the 6000+ comes with a heatsink use that, if not, order a good aftermarket heatsink for it to help improve cooling, its probably a good idea for a aftermarket heatsink anway, just watch the size to make sure it will fit, because Ive worked on dells like that and theres not much more room for extra fans with modifying the case, so a better heatsink is going to be your best bet for keeping it cool

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 08:10 PM

The retail version of AMD CPUs comes with heatsink and thermal grease applied. The OEM version will not. Be sure to get a retail box.

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