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kidmo87 09-30-2012 09:48 PM

Installing a processor for my computer
 
Hey everyone, i have a e6300 processor. its an old computer that has 1.8ghz which is pretty low, especially in todays world.i bought a e8400 dual core processor that im trying to instal in my computer. I know its not as simple as putting it in. I understand that i need to make sure my bios is updated, but other than that, im really clueless. Its a dell, and i found the page where i can download an updated bios. But is it as simple as that? thanks everyone.

PP Mguire 09-30-2012 10:30 PM

Re: Installing a processor for my computer
 
Depends on the board and chipset really. Does Dell have a CPU compatibility chart for your computer? If so, check to see if the e8400 is on there. If it is, then it is as simple as updating your bios.

kidmo87 10-01-2012 08:37 AM

Re: Installing a processor for my computer
 
thanks a lot. yes, im a 100% sure e8400 is compatible. so just update the bios to the lastest version that dell has to offer? thanks.

jasonalwaysready 10-01-2012 09:22 AM

Re: Installing a processor for my computer
 
yes, flash new bios then plug in the new processor. it would make most sense to reapply thermal paste to the HSF as you upgrade.

patonb 10-01-2012 10:29 AM

Re: Installing a processor for my computer
 
Actually it's 100% need to repaste after removing the hsf.

jasonalwaysready 10-01-2012 10:51 AM

Re: Installing a processor for my computer
 
edit 'it would make most sense to', to 'remember to buy'

PP Mguire 10-01-2012 11:52 AM

Re: Installing a processor for my computer
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by patonb (Post 1994115)
Actually it's 100% need to repaste after removing the hsf.

I don't all the time. It depends though.

kidmo87 10-01-2012 12:14 PM

Re: Installing a processor for my computer
 
yea, i actually bought the thermal paste as well. Im waiting for the processor to come in the mail. Should i just flash to new bios right now then? thanks.

PP Mguire 10-01-2012 12:17 PM

Re: Installing a processor for my computer
 
Yes flash now with your current CPU.

kidmo87 10-01-2012 12:40 PM

Re: Installing a processor for my computer
 
thanks. i just did it, bios updating perfectly. the latest bios dell had to offer for my pc was bios version 1.0.18 im not sure if you guys would know, but is the version high enough to accept e8400 processor. thanks


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