bigbadke12
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Dell dimension C521 Processor compatibility

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So I recently bought a processor, but now I don't think it's even compatible.

Processor: AMD Opteron 2216 2.4GHz Dual-Core Socket F OSA2216GAA6CX CPU Processor

Desktop: Dell Dimension C521

Can someone tell me if it is or not?

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RE: Dell dimension C521 Processor compatibility

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Hi bigbadke12,

Dell Dimension C521 has been tested and is compatible with following processor family only.

  • AMD Athlon™ 64
  • AMD Athlon 64 X2
  • AMD Sempron

Please let me know if this helps.

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RE: Dell dimension C521 Processor compatibility

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The  AMD Opteron 2216 2.4GHz Dual-Core Socket F OSA2216GAA6CX CPU Processor is not compatible with the Dimension C521.

You can find a list of supported processors for the C521 here:

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/p/19339277/19722907.aspx#19722907

Prior to installing processor, check that there is BIOS version 1.0.4, or higher installed, when support for faster processors was added.

Bev.

 


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RE: Dell dimension C521 Processor compatibility

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Hi bigbadke12,

Dell Dimension C521 has been tested and is compatible with following processor family only.

  • AMD Athlon™ 64
  • AMD Athlon 64 X2
  • AMD Sempron

Please let me know if this helps.

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RE: Dell dimension C521 Processor compatibility

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The  AMD Opteron 2216 2.4GHz Dual-Core Socket F OSA2216GAA6CX CPU Processor is not compatible with the Dimension C521.

You can find a list of supported processors for the C521 here:

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/p/19339277/19722907.aspx#19722907

Prior to installing processor, check that there is BIOS version 1.0.4, or higher installed, when support for faster processors was added.

Bev.

 


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RE: Dell dimension C521 Processor compatibility

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Athlon 64x2 6000+ is a good choice!

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