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Inspiron 530, CPU, Video Card, and RAM upgrades

I want to upgrade my dell inspiron 530, now core 2 duo e4400 @ 2.00 Ghz, 64 bit, what is the maximum gb for ram and upgrade processor to what ?, and which video card is best and compatible for my pc ?. Manufacturer Product SerialNumber Version
Dell Inc. 0RY007 ..CN736048CM02C2. A01

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speedstep
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Re: Dell Inspiron 530 Upgrades

CN-0RY007  VOSTRO 200 / 400   INSPIRON 530  FoxConn: G33M02

G33M02 supports Core 2 Duo

G33M03 supports Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Quad and has 350W power supply not 300W. FM586 RN474 GN723 Version G33M03



The reason the G33M02 doesn't support Core 2 Quad processors
is because it only has 6 voltage regulator ICs, the DG33M03 has 11.

The following processors are compatible:

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, E5200, 2.5GHz, 2MB, 65W, M0
Intel Core 2 Duo E6320 (1.86 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)  65nm
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 E7400 (2.80 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
Intel Core 2 Duo, E8400, 3.0GHz, 6MB, 1333FSB, 65W, E0  45nm
Intel Core 2 Duo, E8500, 3.16GHz, 6MB, 1333FSB, 65W, C0
Intel Core 2 Duo, E8600, 3.33GHz, 6MB, 1333FSB, 65W, E0






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indraaps
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Re: Dell Inspiron 530 Upgrades

Thank you, this is very helpful for me

anyone know how much gb max ram for my computer?

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speedstep
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Re: Dell Inspiron 530 Upgrades

Depends on WHICH 530 you have. 530, 530a, 530b, 530c, 530d

Ram can be as much as 4 or 8 gigs but ONLY after updating bios.

If you have model 530b or 530d (2 Ram Slots) then only 4 GB of memory. 

https://downloads.dell.com/bios/530_1018.EXE

Older bios doesn't recognize 2 Gig ram modules.

8 Gigs Ram

REQUIRES

1. Proper Bios.

2. Motherboard with 4 slots for ram.

3. EMT64 aka 64 bit capable cpu.

4. 64 bit version of windows XP/VISTA/7/8/10

 

 


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indraaps
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Re: Dell Inspiron 530 Upgrades

thanks again, my computer has 4 slot ram, and 64 bit operation system. and i already installed lastest bios version 1.0.18

BIOSVersion
{"DELL - 42302e31", "Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG"}

 

about the gpu, which i can use ?

im using radeon HD 3450 now

 

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speedstep
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Re: Dell Inspiron 530 Upgrades

ASUS silent EAH6450 https://www.asus.com/us/Graphics-Cards/EAH6450_SILENTDI1GD3LP/


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Chuck_W
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Re: Dell Inspiron 530 Upgrades

I'm personally using a GTX750 in my Inspiron 530a.  No, I didn't upgrade the power supply either.  I currently have 8gb ram, c: 750gb d: dvd f: 250gb.

 

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PotatoE Masher
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Success building a game machine from a freebie potatoE 530

Hey guys long time listener, first time caller. 

I have had success with this particular model (among other dell models we play with) building a game machine for around $100. Starting with a base model early 530, 2.0ghz dual pentium  XP 2gb ram machine.

My son and I did the following.

Updated bios.

Win 7 installed.

GTX750 gpu installed.

Xeon 5270 cpu with the 775-771 sticker and cut socket.

16 chip low density 2x2gb ram added for 6gb total.

I initially tried a quad core Xeon from another project, but it would not boot.  So yes, its not the fastest box around, but we rolled the dice and it does *EXACTLY* what we were hoping it would do.  It will actually run Rust on low res low settings.  CSgo and less demanding games are no problem on monitor native res. 

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indraaps
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Re: Dell Inspiron 530 Upgrades

what psu ure using now? how much watt?

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indraaps
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is that the maximum GPU that i can use for my pc?

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