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Hi guys I have a inspiron 530s desktop and I would like to upgrade my CPU. I have an Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 4400@ 2.00GHz

what are some CPUs that are compatible with my PC?

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  •  BarneyStinson

    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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  • Yes this processor will work.  It's listed in Bev's post.

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  •  BarneyStinson

    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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  • shesagordie thank you so much for your help. I have one more question though. some guy is trying to sell me this CPU. Would this one work with my Computer, 530Slim?

    e8400 Intel Core 2 Duo CPU Processor

    3.0 Ghz 1333 mhz FSB

    6 mb L2 cache

    45 nm

    Socket 775

  • Yes this processor will work.  It's listed in Bev's post.

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    GTX 550 Ti 1GB DDR5 – 16X DVD-RW – 16X DVD-ROM - Antec 550w PSU - Windows 7 Home Premium X64 SP1- Dell E2211H 22"Flat Panel Monitor

  • Great, thank you. :)

  • BarneyStinson

    shesagordie thank you so much for your help. I have one more question though. some guy is trying to sell me this CPU. Would this one work with my Computer, 530Slim?

    e8400 Intel Core 2 Duo CPU Processor

    3.0 Ghz 1333 mhz FSB

    6 mb L2 cache

    45 nm

    Socket 775

    BarneyStinson

    I know the Core 2 Duo E8400 will work in the 530s, as I'm using the E8400 processor in a 530 MT with the same Foxconn G33m02 motherboard.

    As already stated, prior to installing the processor check that you have the updated BIOS 1.0.15 or higher version.

    Good luck.

    Bev.

     

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  • Great now i just hope the guy that posted that ad still has it as he is selling it pretty cheap ( $60 )

    and I believe i have BIOS 1.0.3

  • thank you for all of your help, Bev.

    Barney

  •  BarneyStinson

    You are welcome. Yes

    WOW, $60 for a E8400, that's a great price. Big Smile

    Bev.

     

     

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  • Sure is, Just hope that he still has it.

    He hasn't replied yet :(

  •  BarneyStinson

    I purchased mine from Amazon for $120, but managed to reduced the upgade cost by selling the default E6320 on eBay. Wink

    Bev.

     

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  • Turns out the guy already sold it, Which sucks because that was an amazing deal. Yeah they still selling the E8400 in the 120's and higher. Right now I can't afford it at the price.

    out of all the CPU's that you listed above which one would you recommend? Right now my budget for it is around $50-$80. I just play the Typical Free Online FPS game and render videos.

  • BarneyStinson

    Sorry to hear that, you could try browsing eBay, over the years I've purchased several processors off eBay very cheaply.

    Bev.

     

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  • i sold my ipod touch in order to get money to buy this CPU. Now i'm going to try to buy it off Ebay at the lowest price possible and follow up by making a new topic with help on installing once it has arrived at my house :D

  •  BarneyStinson

    Yes

    Bev.

     

     

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