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I have a Dell Inspiron 530s config as follows:

CP825 Assembly, Heatsink, Fan, Mini Tower

CR457 Processor, Q6600, 2.4, 8MB, Core Duo Kentsfield, G0

R908C INSTRUCTION..., BDG-TO-MNTW-L6, 530QC

W393C INSTRUCTION..., DEVIATE L6 TO L5+, 530QC

XX784 ASSEMBLY..., CHASSIS..., QUADRUPLE..., Pentium 4 Prescott DT, 3.0GHZ, 1 MEGB, 800FSB..., POWER FACTOR CORRECTION..., PWA INTEGRATED...

702EX INFORMATION..., PREPARATION MATERIAL..., DEVIATION..., PRECISION WORKSTATION..., INCREASE..., #1

 

CJ339 Mouse, Universal Serial Bus 2BTN, Wheel, Lead Free, Optical Black

WX085 Card, Graphics, 128, 2400 Professional, MRMGA11

JF495 Modem, V.92, Data Fax, Internal SON2, Lead Free, Dell Americas Organization

C729C Kit, Speaker, 12V, AX510, World Wide

H222H KIT..., Software, VU32SP1A, Digital Video Disk Drive, Multiple, 5

4 CM633 Dual In-line Memory Module 1GB, 800, 128X64, 8, 240, 1RX8

NY414 Keyboard, 104, Universal Serial Bus, United States, Entry, SilverDRFN

R297D Display, Flat Panel Display, 20 SP2009W, Dell Americas Organization

D097D Hard Drive, 640GB, S2, 7.2, 16MB Samsung, F1

DU172 Assembly, Cable, STARDUST MNTW/SLTW

RU730 Assembly, Flash Storage Device Universal Serial Bus, Reader Bluetooth, Half Height, BARE

83535 INFORMATION..., PART, ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY ATTACHMENT PACKET INTERFACE..., DEVICE

DW804 Assembly, Dvd+/-rw, 16X, Half Height, BARE, Plds

DC094 Assembly, Cable, Serial Ata Optical, Matrix, smith, mini Tower

P005H Kit, Software, Roxio, 10.2-0, DellEdition

HX871 Assembly, Digital Video Disk Drive, 16X, Serial ATA, Half Height, BARE, TOSHIBA SAMSUNG STORAGE TECHNOLOGY...

 

What processors can I upgrade to

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  • ZeroJ

    The Wolfdale Core 2 Duo E8600 3.33GHz, will work fine with the 250w power supply.

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

    Bev.

     

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  • director59,

    Your post did not finish. Reply to mine with complete details.

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  • director59

    I have a Dell Inspiron 530s Svc Tag < ADMIN NOTE : Service tag removed per privacy policy > with a 

     director59

    The Inspiron 530s has a FoxConn G33m02 motherboard made to Dell's specifications and will support the following Socket LGA 775 processors:

    Intel Celeron processor 430                                        
    Intel Celeron Processor 420 (1.6 GHz, 800 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 FSB)
    Intel Core 2 Duo E6320 (1.86 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
    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 E7300 (2.66 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
    Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 (2.80 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
    Wolfdale Core 2 Duo, E8400, 3.0GHz, 6MB, 1333FSB, 65W, E0
    Wolfdale Core 2 Duo, E8500, 3.16GHz, 6MB, 1333FSB, 65W, C0
    Wolfdale Core 2 Duo E8500 (3.16 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB)
    Wolfdale Dual Core Kit, E8600, 3.33GHz, 6MB, 1333FSB, 65W, E0

    Also, the Intel Pentium E6500 2.93 GHz dual core processor.

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

    Note: Core 2 Quad processors are not supported by the Inspiron 530S [Slimline]

    Bev.

     

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  • My Config:

     

    CP825 Assembly, Heatsink, Fan, Mini Tower

    CR457 Processor, Q6600, 2.4, 8MB, Core Duo Kentsfield, G0

    R908C INSTRUCTION..., BDG-TO-MNTW-L6, 530QC

    W393C INSTRUCTION..., DEVIATE L6 TO L5+, 530QC

    XX784 ASSEMBLY..., CHASSIS..., QUADRUPLE..., Pentium 4 Prescott DT, 3.0GHZ, 1 MEGB, 800FSB..., POWER FACTOR CORRECTION..., PWA INTEGRATED...

    702EX INFORMATION..., PREPARATION MATERIAL..., DEVIATION..., PRECISION WORKSTATION..., INCREASE..., #1

     

    CJ339 Mouse, Universal Serial Bus 2BTN, Wheel, Lead Free, Optical Black

    WX085 Card, Graphics, 128, 2400 Professional, MRMGA11

    JF495 Modem, V.92, Data Fax, Internal SON2, Lead Free, Dell Americas Organization

    C729C Kit, Speaker, 12V, AX510, World Wide

    H222H KIT..., Software, VU32SP1A, Digital Video Disk Drive, Multiple, 5

    4 CM633 Dual In-line Memory Module 1GB, 800, 128X64, 8, 240, 1RX8

    NY414 Keyboard, 104, Universal Serial Bus, United States, Entry, SilverDRFN

    R297D Display, Flat Panel Display, 20 SP2009W, Dell Americas Organization

    D097D Hard Drive, 640GB, S2, 7.2, 16MB Samsung, F1

    DU172 Assembly, Cable, STARDUST MNTW/SLTW

    RU730 Assembly, Flash Storage Device Universal Serial Bus, Reader Bluetooth, Half Height, BARE

    83535 INFORMATION..., PART, ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY ATTACHMENT PACKET INTERFACE..., DEVICE

    DW804 Assembly, Dvd+/-rw, 16X, Half Height, BARE, Plds

    DC094 Assembly, Cable, Serial Ata Optical, Matrix, smith, mini Tower

    P005H Kit, Software, Roxio, 10.2-0, DellEdition

    HX871 Assembly, Digital Video Disk Drive, 16X, Serial ATA, Half Height, BARE, TOSHIBA SAMSUNG STORAGE TECHNOLOGY...

     

    What processors can I upgrade to?

  • CP825 Assembly, Heatsink, Fan, Mini Tower

    CR457 Processor, Q6600, 2.4, 8MB, Core Duo Kentsfield, G0

    R908C INSTRUCTION..., BDG-TO-MNTW-L6, 530QC

    W393C INSTRUCTION..., DEVIATE L6 TO L5+, 530QC

    XX784 ASSEMBLY..., CHASSIS..., QUADRUPLE..., Pentium 4 Prescott DT, 3.0GHZ, 1 MEGB, 800FSB..., POWER FACTOR CORRECTION..., PWA INTEGRATED...

    702EX INFORMATION..., PREPARATION MATERIAL..., DEVIATION..., PRECISION WORKSTATION..., INCREASE..., #1

     

    CJ339 Mouse, Universal Serial Bus 2BTN, Wheel, Lead Free, Optical Black

    WX085 Card, Graphics, 128, 2400 Professional, MRMGA11

    JF495 Modem, V.92, Data Fax, Internal SON2, Lead Free, Dell Americas Organization

    C729C Kit, Speaker, 12V, AX510, World Wide

    H222H KIT..., Software, VU32SP1A, Digital Video Disk Drive, Multiple, 5

    4 CM633 Dual In-line Memory Module 1GB, 800, 128X64, 8, 240, 1RX8

    NY414 Keyboard, 104, Universal Serial Bus, United States, Entry, SilverDRFN

    R297D Display, Flat Panel Display, 20 SP2009W, Dell Americas Organization

    D097D Hard Drive, 640GB, S2, 7.2, 16MB Samsung, F1

    DU172 Assembly, Cable, STARDUST MNTW/SLTW

    RU730 Assembly, Flash Storage Device Universal Serial Bus, Reader Bluetooth, Half Height, BARE

    83535 INFORMATION..., PART, ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY ATTACHMENT PACKET INTERFACE..., DEVICE

    DW804 Assembly, Dvd+/-rw, 16X, Half Height, BARE, Plds

    DC094 Assembly, Cable, Serial Ata Optical, Matrix, smith, mini Tower

    P005H Kit, Software, Roxio, 10.2-0, DellEdition

    HX871 Assembly, Digital Video Disk Drive, 16X, Serial ATA, Half Height, BARE, TOSHIBA SAMSUNG STORAGE TECHNOLOGY...

     

     

    What processors can I upgrade to?

  • You didn't even list the one I have, is your list accurate?

  •  director59

    Are you certain that you have an Inspiron 530s [Slimline] computer?

    The Inspiron 530s version were never sold with a Core 2 Quad processor by Dell, only the Inspiron 530 Mini Tower version were sold with Core 2 Quad CPUs, as they require a different PSU and motherboard than were factory installed in the Slimline versions?

    Inspiron 530 Mini Tower

    Inspiron 530s Slimline

    Bev.

     

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  •  director59

    If you have an Inspiron 530 Mini Tower, with a factory installed Core 2 Quad Q6600 and a 350w PSU, then in addition to list I've already posted, the following processors are also compatible:

    Yorkfield Quad Core, Q8200, 2.33GHz, 4MB, 1333FSB, M1
    Yorkfield Quad Core, Q8300, 2.50GHz, 4MB, 95W,R0
    Yorkfield Quad Core, QX9300, 2.50GHz, 6MB, 1333FSB, M1
    Yorkfield Quad Core, Q9400, 2.66GHz, 6MB, 1333FSB, R0
    Yorkfield Quad Core, Q9450, 2.66GHz, 12MB, 1333FSB, C1
    Yorkfield Quad Core, Q9550, 2.83GHz, 12MB, 1333FSB, C1
    Yorkfield Quad Core, Q9550, 2.83GHz, 12MB, 1333FSB, E0
    Yorkfield Quad Core, Q9650, 3.00GHz, 12MB, 1333FSB, E0
    Kentsfield Quad Core, Q6600, 2.4GHz, 8MB, 1066FSB, G0

    Bev.

     

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  • According to the links you sent me, I guess I have a mini tower. If I upgrade the PS, can i go even larger?

  • director59

    According to the links you sent me, I guess I have a mini tower. If I upgrade the PS, can i go even larger?

     director59

    No.

    Bev.

     

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  • Bev,

     

    If you have time, could you please tell what what changes/upgrades I would have to make to my PC to upgrade to a Core Duo processor? (aside from installing the new processor ship itself). My bios is current for accepting this kind of chip. THANK you!

     Ed

    OS Name Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Basic
    Version 6.0.6002 Service Pack 2 Build 6002
    Other OS Description  Not Available
    OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
    System Name ED-PC
    System Manufacturer Dell Inc.
    System Model Inspiron 530s
    System Type X86-based PC
    Processor Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU          450  @ 2.20GHz, 2194 Mhz, 1 Core(s), 1 Logical Processor(s)
    BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. 1.0.15, 6/20/2008
    SMBIOS Version 2.5
    Windows Directory C:\Windows
    System Directory C:\Windows\system32
    Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume2
    Locale United States
    Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.0.6002.18005"
    User Name Ed-PC\Ed
    Time Zone Eastern Daylight Time
    Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 3.00 GB
    Total Physical Memory 2.99 GB
    Available Physical Memory 1.31 GB
    Total Virtual Memory 6.19 GB
    Available Virtual Memory 4.59 GB
    Page File Space 3.28 GB
    Page File C:\pagefile.sys

  •  ed_c 

    Ed.

    As you already have BIOS Version: 1.0.15 installed, you should be fine to upgrade to any compatible Core 2 Duo/Pentium Dual-Core processor.

    Bev.

     

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  • Thank you!

     

    I've replaced/installed just about everything in a PC except the processor, so this will be a first.

  • Ed.

    Good luck. 

    I upgraded my Inspiron 530 MT with a Core 2 Duo E8400 without any issues.

    Bev.

     

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  • I also hava a Dell 530S´╝îwithin the FoxConn G33 motherboard. I am wondering whether I can use E8600 because my computer rated power is 250W. Is this enough for me to use E8600?

  • ZeroJ

    The Wolfdale Core 2 Duo E8600 3.33GHz, will work fine with the 250w power supply.

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

    Bev.

     

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