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Does anybody have a CPU compatibility list for the Vostro 200?  I've fallen back on the computer knowledge curve and find so many processors available. Right now it has an  E2140 and I'm looking at something like the E6300 - a bit faster and not too expensive.  I see one at Newegg for $78 with free shipping.  TIA

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  • RichCal

    First you need to determine, the motherboard version your Vostro 200 has and was your system shipped with a 300w, or a 350w power supply?

    As already stated the Vostro 200 was built with two different motherboards, either a G33M02, or G33M03.

    If your Vostro 200 was purchased with either a Core 2 Duo, Pentium Dual-Core or Celeron processor and a 300w power supply, this system usually has a FoxConn G33M02 motherboard, that only supports Core 2 Duo, Pentium Dual-Core and Celeron processors.

    If you have a Core 2 Quad processor and a 350w power supply, you have the FoxConn DG33M03 motherboard.

    This motherboard can be used for both Quad 4 & Core 2 Duo processors.

    Bev.

     

     

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  • RichCal

    The following are largest Core 2 Duo processors supported by the Vostro 200 MT:

    Wolfdale Dual Core E7300, 2.66, 3MB, 65W, M0
    Wolfdale Dual Core E8190, 2.66G, 6MB, 1333FSB, 65Watt, C0
    Wolfdale Dual Core E8200, 2.66G, 6MB, 1333FSB, 65W, C0
    Wolfdale Dual Core E8300, 2.83G, 6MB, 1333FSB, 65W, C0
    Wolfdale Dual Core E8400, 3.00G, 6MB, 1333FSB, 65W, C0
    Wolfdale Dual Core E8400, 3.00G, 6MB, 1333FSB, 65W, E0
    Wolfdale Dual Core E8500, 3.16G, 6MB, 1333FSB, 65W, C0
    Wolfdale Dual Core E8500, 3.16G, 6MB, 1333FSB, 65W, E0
    Wolfdale Core 2 Duo, E8600, 3.33GHz, 6MB, 1333FSB, 65W, E0

    Before installing the processor, you need to upgrade the BIOS to version 1.0.16, or higher, as support for new Intel CPU's was added.

    I have the E8400 Core 2 Duo installed in my Inspiron 530 MT, together with the Radeon HD 7750 video card.

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  • F886J Yorkfield Quad Core, Q9550, 2.83G, 12MB, 1333FSB, E0
    N650J Yorkfield Quad Core, Q9400, 2.66G, 6MB, 1333FSB, R0

    D923J Wolfdale Dual Core, E8500, 3.16G, 6MB, 1333FSB, 65W, E0
    Y934C Wolfdale Dual Core, E8500, 3.16G, 6MB, 1333FSB, 65W, C0
    Y935C Wolfdale Dual Core, E8400, 3.0G, 6MB, 1333FSB, 65W, C0
    H399J Wolfdale Dual Core, E8400, 3.0G, 6MB, 1333FSB, 65W, E0
    K905F Wolfdale Dual Core, E8300, 2.83G, 6MB, 1333FSB, 65W, C0
    Y932C Wolfdale Dual Core, E8200, 2.66G, 6MB, 1333FSB, 65W, C0
    Y442H Wolfdale Dual Core, E7300, 2.66, 3MB, 65W,M0

    MP628 Conroe Kit, E6850, 3.0G, 4MB, 1333FSB, G0
    MP162 Conroe Kit, E6750, 2.66G, 4MB, 1333FSB, G0
    PN416 Conroe Kit, E6700, 2.66G, 4MB, 1066FSB, B2
    KU345 Conroe Kit, E6600, 2.4G, 4MB, 1066FSB, B2
    MP160 Conroe Kit, E6550, 2.33G, 4MB, 1333FSB
    DX484 Conroe Kit, E6420, 2.13G, 4MB, 1066FSB, B2
    DX485 Conroe Kit, E6320, 1.86G, 4MB, 1066FSB, B2
    Y933C Conroe Kit, E4700, 2.6G, 2MB, 800FSB, G0
    CY593 Conroe Kit, E4600, 2.4G, 2MB, 800FSB, M0
    MP159 Conroe Kit, E4500, 2.20G, 2MB, 800FSB, M0
    DX483 Conroe Kit, E4400, 2.00G, 2MB, 800FSB, L2
    RX522 Conroe Kit, E4400, 2.00G, 2MB, 800FSB, M0
    HU587 Conroe kit, E4300, 1.8G, 2MB, 800FSB, L2
    RX391 Conroe Kit, E2180, 2.0G, 1MB, 800FSB, M0
    YU563 Conroe Kit, E2160, 1.8G, 1MB, 800FSB, M0
    XT481 Conroe Kit, E2160, 1.8G, 1MB, 800FSB, L2
    XT482 Conroe Kit, E2140, 1.6G, 1MB, 800FSB, L2
    YU562 Conroe Kit, E2140, 1.6G, 1MB, 800FSB, M0

    XT483 Celeron Kit, 440, 2.0G, 512KB, 800FSB, A1
    XT484 Celeron Kit, 430, 1.8G, 512KB, 800FSB, A1
    XT485 Celeron Kit, 420, 1.6G, 512KB, 800FSB, A1

    Y931C Pentium Conroe Kit, E2200, 2.20G, 1MB, 800FSB, M0

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  • parrotheadpete

    Reading the discussion HERE should help with the Vostro 200 processor upgrade.

    Prior to installing the processor, you need to upgrade the BIOS to latest version 1.0.15.

    Bev.

     

     

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  • Thanks very much for the info.  I ordered an E8500 so we'll see how it goes soon. I ordered the "retail" version so I may have heat-sink / fan issues, but I can work around that.  This old 200 may be around for a couple more years.

  • The E8500 installed flawlessly with the stock heat sink and fan. The Vostro 200 runs just as quiet but much "snappier". Thanks for the info!

  • parrotheadpete

    Thank's for the heads up and it's great to hear that the upgrade went well.     Yes

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  • Thanks for the useful information above. It looks good for owners of the Dell Vostro 200.
     
    The Vostro 200 BIOS can now been upgraded from 1.0.15 to 1.016 to run the latest Intel Dual Core Processors.
     
    The list above is great but was posted before the Intel Pentium Dual Core (E5700) 3.0GHz was released.
     
    The E5700 retails at around 50.00 GBP (inc VAT and delivery) and it looks like a great opportunity to speed up the old Vostro 200 at little cost.
     
    Has anyone tried it or am I going to be the first turkey? Does anyone think that it won’t work?
  • Chris -  So, from your list,

    I have a Processor, 440, 2.0, 512KB Celeron, A1

    So, i can go to any of the 800 Mhz CPU's for my vostro 200 tower?

    Is there an updated list?  I noticed that you posted the last list in 09'.

     

    Thanks,

    Hello all, new to the forums.

  • shesagordie replied to Re: vostro 200 ram upgrade in Desktop General Hardware Forum.

     UnstableMable

    Both Dell and Crucial state the Vostro 200 supports 4gb of DDR2 RAM, see HERE

    But, to use 4gb+ of RAM you need 64-bit operating system, 3±gb is all a 32-bit system can address.

    Bev.

    Capture this thread to a wiki.

    Thanks Bev

    Will try 4gb+ with Windows 7 64-bit

    Thanks again for your help

  • UnstableMable

    Yes

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  • Just to confirm that I've installed the Intel E5700 3GHz CPU mentioned above in my Vostro 200 and it is great.

    Upgrade your BIOS to 1.0.16 , install the E5700 and you'll be running at 3 GHz for only 50.00 GBP

    Note: The E5700 is a recent Intel release so it is not on the list above (it was released after the list was published).

  •  UnstableMable

    Appreciate the heads up on the E5700.

    Great info,.

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  • unstablemable

     

     

    I noticed that my current fan in my Vostro 200 is screwed on but the fan with E5700 snaps on.  When you installed yours were there any special steps you had to take to use the new fan and snap it in place?  I have purchased this CPU and should be receiving it in about a week.

  •  yossarianlives70

    You need to use the default Dell fan/heatsink unit that was factory install, not the Intel heatsink/fan, as this will not fit the motherboard retention bracket.

    Bev.

     

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  • Bev.

     

    Thanks.  Will do.Geeked

  • yossarianlives70

    You are welcome.

    Bev.

     

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