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Old 03-04-2011, 07:56 PM   #1
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Default CPU upgrade for Dell inspiron 530?

Hi, I have a Dell Inspiron 530 desktop and was wondering what processor would be compatible with it. Currently, a Intel Celeron 450 @ 2.20GHz is installed. I want to upgrade because loading web pages the CPU boosts to 100%. Any good processors that will give me better performance and not break the bank?

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Old 03-04-2011, 10:24 PM   #2
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You would have to contact dell as they make 2 different boards for that machine. One supports Core 2 Quads while the other only supports up to Core 2 Duo's.

However, you may have malware on your system especially by toolbars since you say your cpu usage goes way up when you open your broswer. Start by doing this and posting the logs requested. And then we can do some general broswer cleanup.

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Thanks John.

I've got malwarebyes scaning right now. So far only 1 infected object. Also, when I play some games (like minecraft) the CPU usage is steady at 100%. Is this bad or does that hurt it?
Thanks again,
Andy

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The celeron processor wasn't made for gaming, basically email and web surfing is all. Its a cheap entry level processor. Any type of gaming and you'll need at least a core 2 duo processor. But depending on the rest of your system specs, you may be foreced to build a new system.
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Here are the specs...

Windows Vista Home Basic - Service Pack 2

Manufacturer: Dell
Model: Inspiron 530

Windows Performance:
Processor: 4.3
RAM: 4.9
Graphics: 3.7
Gaming Graphics: 4.8
Primary Hard disk: 5.9

Processor: Intel Celeron CPU 450 @ 2.20 GHz 2.19 GHz
System: 32 bit
Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce 210 (512mb)
RAM: 2GB

Would the system be able to take a new CPU?

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Would the system be able to take a new CPU?
As I said before, you would have to contact Dell to get that information, they will know what motherboard is in it and what processors it supports.
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You will also need a new WIndows licence if you upgrade the CPU>
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the OEM license is tied to the motherboard. You can upgrade anything as long as you do not replace the motherboard, and your license will work.
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the OEM license is tied to the motherboard. You can upgrade anything as long as you do not replace the motherboard, and your license will work.
that might be technically correct, but my experience is a change in cpu breaks the licence. The HAL determines the licence and you will find that major components such as CPU will invalidate the licence.
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Ive upgraded processors 6 times on XP, vista, and 7, and never yet had a license invalided.
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