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Is there anywhere I could find a complete list of the CPUs that are compatible with the Dimension 5100 motherboard?

I would like to upgrade my CPU however I can't find any list of CPUs that are known to be compatible with the Dimension 5100's motherboard.

I checked the CPU socket type which is a LGA775, so I know that hardware-wise dual core CPUs should work, however the BIOS are very outdated, the most recent update for them was in 06, which was before dual-core CPUs so I'm not sure if it would recognize one.

Motherboard : Dell OJ8885

BIOS: Pheonix A01 (A03 is most recent)

Anyone know how I could find out which CPUs would be compatible, or know where I could find a list of them?  Thanks.

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  • Looks like I'm not alone in my hunt. I was wondering the same thing for the Dell 04GJJT. The last BIOS update to this one was 11/10/10 though

     

  • You're probably in a lot better shape than I am then haha.  I just wish Dell provided decent documentation.

  • Yes, I was definitely disappointed at the lack of support for upgrading.

  • KantosKan

    Is there anywhere I could find a complete list of the CPUs that are compatible with the Dimension 5100 motherboard?

    I would like to upgrade my CPU however I can't find any list of CPUs that are known to be compatible with the Dimension 5100's motherboard.

    I checked the CPU socket type which is a LGA775, so I know that hardware-wise dual core CPUs should work, however the BIOS are very outdated, the most recent update for them was in 06, which was before dual-core CPUs so I'm not sure if it would recognize one.

    Motherboard : Dell OJ8885

    BIOS: Pheonix A01 (A03 is most recent)

    Anyone know how I could find out which CPUs would be compatible, or know where I could find a list of them?  Thanks.

    KantosKan

    You can use Socket LGA-775, Prescott processors only, Dual Core, Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Quad processors are not supported.

    More information HERE.

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  • Thanks, that does help!  Do you happen to know how I can find out who actually manufactured the motherboard to get all of the specific information on it, or is that manual all I'll be able to find out about it?

  • KantosKan,

    Below are the validated CPUs:

    DD517 Prescott P4 64bit 521, 2.8GHz, 800FSB, 1MB, Socket-T, E0
    DD518 Prescott P4 64bit 531, 3.0GHz, 800FSB, 1MB, Socket-T, E0
    DD519 Prescott P4 64bit 541, 3.2GHz, 800FSB, 1MB, Socket-T, E0
    GD037 Prescott P4 64bit 551, 3.4GHz, 800FSB, 1MB, Socket-T, E0
     
    P8606 Prescott P4 520, 2.8GHz, 800FSB, 1MB, Socket-T, E0
    R8419 Prescott P4 530, 3.0GHz, 800FSB, 1MB, Socket-T, E0
    W9854 Prescott P4 630, 3.0GHz, 800FSB, 2MB, Socket-T
    N8590 Prescott P4 540, 3.2GHz, 800FSB, 1MB, Socket-T, E0
    W9855 Prescott P4 640, 3.2GHz, 800FSB, 2MB, Socket-T
    M8964 Prescott P4 550, 3.4GHz, 800FSB, 1MB, Socket-T, E0
    W9856 Prescott P4 650, 3.4GHz, 800FSB, 2MB, Socket-T

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  • i put a Pentium d in mine witch is a dual core i found out that a celiron will work but a Pentium d is OK i like gaming and am wondering if a core 2 duo will work and another name for a Pentium d is Presslor so Prescott inst the only one that will work in there if you search Google for dell oj8885

    and you get answers.yahoo.com/.../index

    with a link to

    ark.intel.com/.../27720,27683,27250core is possible and the core 2 duo is probably the best lintel chip out there better than amd Athlon 2 a quad core or maybe it has 6 core i am not sure look it up

  • i found out today that from dell that the 5100 will take up to a core 2 duo

  • I have a 5100 and it came with a Pentium D