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MoCrack
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Compatible CPUs

Hey,

I have a Dell Inspiron 546MT and I'm thinking of swapping out my CPU.

I want to get AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000, like the one here: http://www.okobe.co.uk/ws/product/AMD+Athlon+64+X2+Dual+Core+6000+Processor+3.0GHz+2000MHz+2MB+L2+Cache+Socket+AM2/1000004898?ref=1q4bs

I'm not certain whether it will be compatible with my desktop though.

 

 

Here are my current specs:

 

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

AMD Athlon 64 LE- 1660

Dell Motherboard- 0F896N A02

AMD Chipset- 780G

Dell BIOS- A11

2GB, Dual Channel, DDR2 RAM- 400MHZ

1GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 240

 

 

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jsktx
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Re: Compatible CPUs

Here's what I was able to find out about your motherboard.  It's a socket AM2+ motherboard and is apparently backwards compatible to AM2 processors.  So the Athlon 64 X2 6000+ might work.  The TDP (thermal design power)  is the only concern I have.  It's a 125W processor and the motherboard might not be designed to handle that.  As an alternative, you can upgrade to a Phenom X3, Phenom X4 or the newer Athlon X2, such as the Athlon X2 7550.  These are all AM2+ processors.

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MoCrack
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Re: Compatible CPUs

The AMD website tells me that the 6000 is 89W, what is the most amount of watts that I should put onto my motherboard?

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jsktx
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Re: Compatible CPUs

The one you list however is 125W version.  There is actually three versions of the 6000+:

  • ADX6000IAA6CZ - 125W Athlon 64 X2 6000+ 3.0Ghz Windsor.
  • ADA6000IAA6CZ - 89W Athlon 64 X2 6000+ 3.0Ghz Windsor
  • ADV6000IAA5DO - 89W Athlon 64 X2 6000+ 3.1Ghz Brisbane

 

Vostro 460 – Intel Core i7 2600 @ 3.4Ghz - 16GB DDR3 @ 1333MHz – Kingston 480GB SATA 3 SSD – Western Digital 1TB SATA 3 HDD – ASUS GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB DDR5 – 16X DVD-RW – 16X DVD-ROM - Antec 550W PSU - Windows 10 Pro x64 - Dell E2211H 22" Flat Panel Monitor

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MoCrack
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Re: Compatible CPUs

Do you know what the highest watt CPU is that I can put on my motherboard?

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jsktx
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Re: Compatible CPUs

It will take at least a AMD Phenom II X4 945 Processor (3.0GHz) processor, because Dell is currently offering  a 546 in the Outlet with this CPU.  It's advisable to always have the latest BIOS update before upgrading the processor.

Vostro 460 – Intel Core i7 2600 @ 3.4Ghz - 16GB DDR3 @ 1333MHz – Kingston 480GB SATA 3 SSD – Western Digital 1TB SATA 3 HDD – ASUS GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB DDR5 – 16X DVD-RW – 16X DVD-ROM - Antec 550W PSU - Windows 10 Pro x64 - Dell E2211H 22" Flat Panel Monitor

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bmigas
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Re: Compatible CPUs

would the AMD Phenom II X4 945 Processor (3.0GHz)  95 watt work in the Inspiron 546 motherboard ?

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jsktx
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Re: Compatible CPUs

If you read the previous post you would have your answer.

Vostro 460 – Intel Core i7 2600 @ 3.4Ghz - 16GB DDR3 @ 1333MHz – Kingston 480GB SATA 3 SSD – Western Digital 1TB SATA 3 HDD – ASUS GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB DDR5 – 16X DVD-RW – 16X DVD-ROM - Antec 550W PSU - Windows 10 Pro x64 - Dell E2211H 22" Flat Panel Monitor

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bmigas
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Re: Compatible CPUs

Cool ! How i'll order it ! Thanks

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bmigas
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Re: Compatible CPUs

errr Now ! Was just worried bout the thermal ! Wattage !

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