I am trying to upgrade my girlfriends computer a bit and would like to swap out her CPU and RAM. She currently has the MD Athlon X2 TK-57 1.9GHz Dual Core. Its a socket S1 processor and it scores 924 on a benchmark. I have also found the following CPU's that have the same S1 Socket and am wonder which/if any will work for this computer? The MOBO is a OPM854
As you can see the Phenom II N660 will nearly double it IF-F it is compatible.
Does anybody have any insight on this?
The fastest CPU for the Vostro 1000 is a Turion 64 X2 TL-68. It is very expensive (mine was over $100) and will generate enough heat to shut down the machine if it's not installed properly. MY recommendation is a TL-64 or 66, which you should be able to obtain for under $40. You will need to make sure the heatsink is surgically clean, and you'll need a good quality thermal paste (not the white stuff). You will also need a nine cell battery, as the faster Socket S1 Turions eat power like it's candy.
I went from a Sempron 3600 to a TL-58 then a TL-68 in this machine. When I had the TL-68 in my Inspiron 1501, I thought the TL-68 was bad because it constantly overheated. This time around, though, I used silver thermal compound not only between the CPU and heatsink, I also used it in several places where the computer's metal frame has sections that touch. As a result, the bottom of the computer is a tad warmer, but the temp runs anywhere from 90 to 130 degrees.
I'm running 4GB of RAM. It's either Hynix or Micron, I can't remember which. Windows XP 32 bit can only use 2.6 GB of it, but the two modules are matched.
The other thing I did to this Vostro 1000 was install an SSD. It doesn't help when running graphics intense applications, but for everyday computing it provides a dramatic performance increase.