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Got a dell dimension e520 with a Pentium d CPU, i want to upgrade to the fastest chip i possibly can with this board. Mobo model is wg864 but i can't find a compatibility list anywhere. Can someone help? My search foo is getting weak lately I can't figure this out
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that would be Socket 775, best chip for those is like a Q9650 Q9550, that is if the board supports quads.
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What socket is it?
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post #4 of 10
I'm pretty sure Dell offers some good support (they used to anyway). Have you tried giving them a call?
post #5 of 10
I'm pretty sure those older dell 775 mobos will only support up to a P4 3.0ghz HT. At lest that is what my old dimension 510 would. I couldn't even put a core2duo in, let alone a quad
post #6 of 10
you can run the (C2Q) Q6600 and Q6700 right now but it will take a BIOS update to run Q8 and IF POSSIBLE Q9 series chips.
I do not think that Q9 series will work however..
update the BIOS anyways to the latest version and the higher end C2D's will work like the one listed above..
http://search.dell.com/results.asp [...] e&~ck=anav

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post #7 of 10
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Originally Posted by morgofborg View Post
I'm pretty sure those older dell 775 mobos will only support up to a P4 3.0ghz HT. At lest that is what my old dimension 510 would. I couldn't even put a core2duo in, let alone a quad
LOL, I have a Pentium d 930 in it right now, it is socket 775. Ineed some kind of proof that I can do it. i really don't see anything better then conroe working on this board.
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post #8 of 10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Knika View Post
you can run the (C2Q) Q6600 and Q6700 right now but it will take a BIOS update to run Q8 and IF POSSIBLE Q9 series chips.
I do not think that Q9 series will work however..
update the BIOS anyways to the latest version and the higher end C2D's will work like the one listed above..
http://search.dell.com/results.asp [...] e&~ck=anav

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I don't know if that link works or not it wont open on my thunderbolt, says the page is blank
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post #9 of 10
Make sure your bios is up to date. I bought one for my old HP then I realized I had to have the newest bios to upgrade it...I go to update the bios from the HP site and they said I had to have Vista to update it...why the hell would I still have vista? Just some precautions you should consider.

Also I wasn't able to use the CPU fan that came with the processor because the holes for the fan were like screws instead of just the pop in ones.
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Yeah my dell is just like that, I will have to use the stock cooler that came with the case. I cleaned up the thermal paste and put new on it and it has kept the cpu nice and cool.
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