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Re: internal hard drive upgrade: Inspiton 531 desktop vista 32 bit AMD64 2core?

thanks but (grr) all it gives me is ...

2.00 gigahertz AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core
256 kilobyte primary memory cache
1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (2 total)
Not hyper-threaded

 

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Re: internal hard drive upgrade: Inspiton 531 desktop vista 32 bit AMD64 2core?

940 pin cpu (Dell Manual)

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kr236rk

Ok, then try THIS utility and see what the results are.

Bev.

 


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Re: internal hard drive upgrade: Inspiton 531 desktop vista 32 bit AMD64 2core?

 ok - one moment -  this says Windsor cpu's of 89W can run 3800 - 6000+ processors, so it looks like i can upgrade?

http://209.85.129.132/search?q=cache:TnsaCyyY59kJ:en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Athlon_64_X2+amd+3800+specif...

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Re: internal hard drive upgrade: Inspiton 531 desktop vista 32 bit AMD64 2core?

yea! it's a Windsor 3800 - so i can up to a 6000 - if there are any around still in town? emoticon.Surprise.title

excellent - thanks! R

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Re: internal hard drive upgrade: Inspiton 531 desktop vista 32 bit AMD64 2core?

"... it's a Windsor 3800 - so i can up to a 6000 - if there are any around still in town?"

ugh!

never a truer word ...

looked at about 20 retailers and all list 'Out of Stock'

but at least i know there is a potential upgrade - and i am not ready to up the cpu yet anyway - but could be cool, even if i have to look for a second hand 6000+ ?

R

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That processor could be hard to find, try eBay.

Newegg has AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Brisbane 3.1GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 89W Dual-Core Processor - OEM [ETA 7.6.2009], but there are strings attached to it's purchased.

Bev.

 


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yes, it will be a difficult one - is it that production has ceased yet there is still a massive demand?

why do they do this?! i have been in this boat before 😐

what i did notice was that all the 6000+ Windsor cpu's i saw were 125W instead of 89W - is this significant please?

R

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I would say, it's both demand and not being made anymore. 

Yes, it's 'significant', you need the 89w version, if you use the 125w there will be problems, like overheating.

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Re: internal hard drive upgrade: Inspiton 531 desktop vista 32 bit AMD64 2core?

thanks

o gosh - needle in a haystack? emoticon.Hmm.title

[lol]

thanks

R

ps - would the 6000+ have the same heatsink/fan as the 3800 please?

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