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hi i want to upgrade my cpu on my dell inspiron 530 intel core 2 duo e6320 1.86ghz

as it's to slow but not sure what cpu i can upgrade too.

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  • spurs37

    Dell used two motherboard versions in their Vostro 200 and Inspiron 530 desktops.

    If you have the FoxConn G33m02 [Dell P/N ORY007] motherboard and 300w PSU installed, Core 2 Quad processors are not supported.

    To use Core 2 Quad processors, a 0FM586 [FoxConn G33m03]  motherboard and a 350w power supply, is required.

    Unless the computer was ordered from with a Core 2 Quad, then the motherboard that's installed can be the FoxConn G33m02 [Dell P/N ORY007].

    The following processor:s are supported by the G33m02/ORY007 motherboard:-

    Intel Celeron processor 430                                                                                                         
    Celeron Processor 440 (512K Cache, 2.00 GHz, 800 MHz FSB)  

    Intel Pentium Dual-Core 2140 (1.6 GHz, 800 MHz FSB)
    Intel Pentium Dual-Core 2160 (1.8 GHz, 800 MHz FSB)
    Intel Pentium Dual-Core E5200(2.5 GHz, 800 MHz FSB)
    Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 (1.8 GHz, 800 MHz FSB)
    Intel Core 2 Duo E4400 (2.0 GHz, 800 MHz FS
    Intel Core 2 Duo E6320 (1.86 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)  65nm
    Intel Core 2 Duo E6420 (2.13 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
    Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 (2.33 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB)
    Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 (2.66 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB)
    Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 (2.80 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
    Wolfdale Core 2 Duo, E8400, 3.0GHz, 6MB, 1333FSB, 65W, E0  45nm
    Wolfdale Core 2 Duo, E8500, 3.16GHz, 6MB, 1333FSB, 65W, C0
    Wolfdale Core 2 Duo, E8600, 3.33GHz, 6MB, 1333FSB, 65W, E0

    Conroe E6850, 3.0G, 4MB, 1333FSB, G0
    Conroe E6700, 2.66G, 4MB, 1066FSB, B2
    Conroe E6600, 2.4G, 4MB, 1066FSB, B2
    E5700 Wolfdale 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Desktop
    Wolfdale Core 2 Duo, E5200, 2.5GHz, 2MB, 65W, M0

    Prior to installing the processor, check that you have BIOS Version 1.0.15, or higher, when support for new Intel CPU's was added.

    Bev.

     

     

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  • You might be able to use a newer and cheaper Wolfdale CPU, like the E6300 I have working in my 220s.

  • spurs37

    what hard drive size's can I put in a dell inspiron 530 ive got a 160gb at the moment its not working been told I need a new hard drive 

    You should be able to use any size drive for data, but you're limited to 2tb for a boot drive.

    I'd suggest an SSD, which will dramatically boost performance. My favorite combination is a 120gb SSD and a 750gb notebook drive paired together in an adapter bracket; the SSD is for boot and the notebook drive is for data.

  • spurs37

    im upgrading cpu from a e6320 to e7400 do I need to change the heatsink too

     spurs37

    No, the default heatsink will work just fine and you should have no issues with it.

    Bev.

     

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  • which motherboard have you got?

  • i dont now how do i find out

  • ory007

  • spurs37

    Dell used two motherboard versions in their Vostro 200 and Inspiron 530 desktops.

    If you have the FoxConn G33m02 [Dell P/N ORY007] motherboard and 300w PSU installed, Core 2 Quad processors are not supported.

    To use Core 2 Quad processors, a 0FM586 [FoxConn G33m03]  motherboard and a 350w power supply, is required.

    Unless the computer was ordered from with a Core 2 Quad, then the motherboard that's installed can be the FoxConn G33m02 [Dell P/N ORY007].

    The following processor:s are supported by the G33m02/ORY007 motherboard:-

    Intel Celeron processor 430                                                                                                         
    Celeron Processor 440 (512K Cache, 2.00 GHz, 800 MHz FSB)  

    Intel Pentium Dual-Core 2140 (1.6 GHz, 800 MHz FSB)
    Intel Pentium Dual-Core 2160 (1.8 GHz, 800 MHz FSB)
    Intel Pentium Dual-Core E5200(2.5 GHz, 800 MHz FSB)
    Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 (1.8 GHz, 800 MHz FSB)
    Intel Core 2 Duo E4400 (2.0 GHz, 800 MHz FS
    Intel Core 2 Duo E6320 (1.86 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)  65nm
    Intel Core 2 Duo E6420 (2.13 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
    Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 (2.33 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB)
    Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 (2.66 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB)
    Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 (2.80 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
    Wolfdale Core 2 Duo, E8400, 3.0GHz, 6MB, 1333FSB, 65W, E0  45nm
    Wolfdale Core 2 Duo, E8500, 3.16GHz, 6MB, 1333FSB, 65W, C0
    Wolfdale Core 2 Duo, E8600, 3.33GHz, 6MB, 1333FSB, 65W, E0

    Conroe E6850, 3.0G, 4MB, 1333FSB, G0
    Conroe E6700, 2.66G, 4MB, 1066FSB, B2
    Conroe E6600, 2.4G, 4MB, 1066FSB, B2
    E5700 Wolfdale 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Desktop
    Wolfdale Core 2 Duo, E5200, 2.5GHz, 2MB, 65W, M0

    Prior to installing the processor, check that you have BIOS Version 1.0.15, or higher, when support for new Intel CPU's was added.

    Bev.

     

     

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  • You might be able to use a newer and cheaper Wolfdale CPU, like the E6300 I have working in my 220s.

  • thanks my bios version is 1.0.18

  • spurs37

    Happy to have helped.

    Bev.

     

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  • what hard drive size's can I put in a dell inspiron 530 ive got a 160gb at the moment its not working been told I need a new hard drive

  • spurs37

    Any size up to 2TB will work fine in the Inspiron 530.

    Bev.

     

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  • spurs37

    what hard drive size's can I put in a dell inspiron 530 ive got a 160gb at the moment its not working been told I need a new hard drive 

    You should be able to use any size drive for data, but you're limited to 2tb for a boot drive.

    I'd suggest an SSD, which will dramatically boost performance. My favorite combination is a 120gb SSD and a 750gb notebook drive paired together in an adapter bracket; the SSD is for boot and the notebook drive is for data.

  • im upgrading cpu from a e6320 to e7400 do I need to change the heatsink too

  • spurs37

    im upgrading cpu from a e6320 to e7400 do I need to change the heatsink too

     spurs37

    No, the default heatsink will work just fine and you should have no issues with it.

    Bev.

     

    If my answer was helpful, please use the 'Did this answer the question' and click: Yes
    Forum Member since 2001
    I am not employed by Dell