konvikt
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processor upgrade?

i have a dell dimension c521, amd athlon 64 3200+ 2.0 ghz  am2 socket 940 pin currently and im looking to upgrade here.  i was told that this processor in this link here http://www.buy.com/prod/amd-athlon-64-x2-5600-brisbane-2-9ghz-2-x-512kb-l2-cache-socketam2-65w/q/loc/111/218192871.html    would work for my computer but some say it wont. so i wanted to see what other people thought, will this processor work with my tower also with it having the fan/heatsink will it still fit inside of the computer with out leaving the case off the side.

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konvikt
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Re: processor upgrade?

any help?

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Re: processor upgrade?

konvikt

It's an 'iffy' proposition if the Athlon 64 X2 5600+ Brisbane will work in the C521.

Read the discussion HERE

Bev.

 


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konvikt
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Re: processor upgrade?

well what would you recommend i have all stock parts in the c521 besides graphic card  that is a radeon 5570 low profile and will be switching the ram to 2 gb  and would like to buy the new processor to have a decent gaming computer but the processor is what im not sure about due to worried over the PSU if i will go the limit or not

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Re: processor upgrade?

konvikt

Athlon 64X2 Dual Core 6000+ 3.0Ghz 89W Windsor processor is the largest.      

Prior to installing processor, check that there is BIOS version 1.0.3, or higher installed, when support for faster processors was added.
    
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konvikt
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Re: processor upgrade?

well im not looking for the biggest processor, im going to go with the 5600+ but  i need to no if i should go with the brisbane or windsor. if i do go with the windsor will i have to worry about computer over heating due to me having the radeon 5570 card?

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rdunnill
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Re: processor upgrade?

I doubt the 5570 will generate much heat, as it's an efficient GPU.

 

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Re: processor upgrade?

well im not looking for the biggest processor, im going to go with the 5600+ but  i need to no if i should go with the brisbane or windsor. if i do go with the windsor will i have to worry about computer over heating due to me having the radeon 5570 card?

konvikt

Go with the Windsor.

Bev.

 


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