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Your post #11

The motherboard is a G33M02

Can I ask how you confirmed this, is it printed on the MB?
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Your post #11

The motherboard is a G33M02

Can I ask how you confirmed this, is it printed on the MB?



Yeah is is printed on the motherboard.
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Thanks for confirming :thumbsup:

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)
Wolfdale 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)
Wolfdale Core 2 Duo, E8400, 3.0GHz, 6MB, 1333FSB, 65W, E0 45nm
Wolfdale Core 2 Duo, E8500, 3.16GHz, 6MB, 1333FSB, 65W, C0
Wolfdale Core 2 Duo, E8600, 3.33GHz, 6MB, 1333FSB, 65W, E0 Available @ http://www.amazon.co...36241972&sr=8-1
Conroe E6850, 3.0G, 4MB, 1333FSB, G0
Conroe E6700, 2.66G, 4MB, 1066FSB, B2
Conroe E6600, 2.4G, 4MB, 1066FSB, B2
Wolfdale E5700 3.0GHz 65W Dual-Core

Prior to installing the processor, check that you have BIOS Version 1.0.15, or higher installed, when support for new Intel CPU's was added.

Information courtesy of Dell support forum.
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How do I check BIOS? Also what do I need to look for in a processor?
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How do I check BIOS?

1: Click on Start and then Run.
2: In the text box in the Run window, type msinfo32 and click OK. This will open the System Information program.
3: When System Information first opens, it defaults to the System Summary, a short list with some of the most important information about your computer system listed.
4: On the right side of the program, locate the BIOS Version/Date entry.
5: This field contains the BIOS version that is currently running on your motherboard. This field may also contain additional information such as the BIOS date, BIOS manufacturer, motherboard manufacturer and the motherboard model number.

Note: If the BIOS date is shown, it can be useful in determining the current BIOS version from a motherboard manufacturer's website if the version is not clear here.
6: Close System Information.

Also what do I need to look for in a processor?

Depends on what the computer is used for but primarily speed, low power requirement and cost to performance ratio.
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OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name JASON-PC
System Manufacturer Dell Inc.
System Model Inspiron 530
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Intel® Celeron® CPU 450 @ 2.20GHz, 2194 Mhz, 1 Core(s), 1 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. 1.0.18, 2/24/2009
SMBIOS Version 2.5
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume3
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7601.17514"
User Name Jason-PC\Jason
Time Zone Central Daylight Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 2.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 2.00 GB
Available Physical Memory 824 MB
Total Virtual Memory 4.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 2.20 GB
Page File Space 2.00 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
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Well the BIOS is ok so now you just have to decide if you are willing to pay circa $200 to get the CPU you can.
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Which one would you recommend for regular internet use, downloading music, and light game playing. I play games like Ages of Empires. Those kinds are probably the only ones I will play.
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Far less expensive than the one I suggested earlier but only slightly slower http://aihngeltech.com/E5700
I hope it is within your budget range :yes:
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Yes that is a lot more manageable. Didn't really want to give $250 for a processor on this motherboard. I found it a little cheaper at amazon. Gonna see if it is any cheaper anywhere else.
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Ok good luck with the shopping :thumbsup:
Just a cautionary note, make sure the CPU you purchase is supplies with a heatsink and cooling fan, these are called a processor in a box (PIB) the other type are called original equipment manufacturer (OEM) these are not supplied with a heatsink and fan, have a shorter warranty period and the warranty is offered by the retailer and not Intel.
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