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Hi All. I'm running Intel Pentium Dual @ 2.20GHz and 4 GB RAM, in Dell Inspiron 518.

I want to upgrade my speed of the comp. To be a bit more specific, I want to upgrade the speed of my AV and Ad-Ware scans and everything e;se of that sort. As I found out, I need a more powerful CPU. If I upgrade my CPU, would I need to get EVERYTHING else new?? RAM, Motherboard?? Can I change the CHIP itself? Or is it welded on there, in to the board?

On this machine I have:

NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT
HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GSA-H31N ATA Device
Optiarc DVD+-RW AD-7200S ATA Device
Slot 1 'DIMM1' has 2048 MB
Slot 2 'DIMM1' has 2048 MB
Slot 3 - Empty
Slot 4 - Empty
ST3500320AS ATA Device [Hard drive] (500.11 GB)

(this is all I could find info of, there is more.
If somebody tells me what to run and how to show you this info, I would appreciate it much.)

Thank You all for help!!
 

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Too High:)> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115037
Just note that on Dell systems there is not a CPU support list for their motherboards.
I believe this CPU has been used in the 518, I personally have put a Q6600 in one but that would require a Power Supply upgrade from your current 300w unit, the E8400 is actually faster then the Q6600 until you get into video rendering or 3d creation/rendering.
 

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Too High:)> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115037
Just note that on Dell systems there is not a CPU support list for their motherboards.
I believe this CPU has been used in the 518, I personally have put a Q6600 in one but that would require a Power Supply upgrade from your current 300w unit, the E8400 is actually faster then the Q6600 until you get into video rendering or 3d creation/rendering.
Power Supply is Upgraded. I have 550W in here.
Can you please explain this a bit to me?? What speed of RAM do I need to use with this? Do I just replace the chip that I have with this one?? Can I keep everything in its place, just exchange the CPU chip itself??
 

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The motherboard controls the ram speed so that will stay the same. The 550w is good if you wanted to use the Q6600.
You would just have to replace the cpu, clean the thermal paste off your existing heat sink with the strongest alcohol you ban find at the local drug store and reuse it.
You will need new thermal paste> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835100007
An instruction guide for using the paste> http://www.arcticsilver.com/arctic_silver_instructions.htm

After removing the heat sink there is a lever to release the cpu from the socket after releasing pick the existing cpu straight up then drop the new CPU into the socket lock the lever reinstall the heat sink.
 

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The motherboard controls the ram speed so that will stay the same. The 550w is good if you wanted to use the Q6600.
You would just have to replace the cpu, clean the thermal paste off your existing heat sink with the strongest alcohol you ban find at the local drug store and reuse it.
You will need new thermal paste> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835100007
An instruction guide for using the paste> http://www.arcticsilver.com/arctic_silver_instructions.htm

After removing the heat sink there is a lever to release the cpu from the socket after releasing pick the existing cpu straight up then drop the new CPU into the socket lock the lever reinstall the heat sink.
Thank You!! The whole problem is,
1 - I'm trying to find parts as cheap as possible.
2 - I don't have a clue what to buy.

I will have my good buddy help me and put it together. Please go to NEWEGG.COM and compose a wish list of the parts I need, and then you can share it with me. My e-mail address is: [i]Edit to prevent Spam[/i], my name is Ilya Byk

Thank You a Bunch!!
 

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Hi. You got the out of stock part right. :)

But that is only one part, what about the CPU Chip (or tat is wha this is??). I still need a board for it. New RAM for that board. And most likely, I won't be able to use the case from my Dell Inspiron 518. The PSU and HDD and DVD-RW Drives X2 I have. RAM I have is 2 of Kingston 2GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) sticks. Thank You!!!
 

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That CPU will fit your motherboard, are you looking to build a new system or upgrade your existing system?
IF IF IF - I can get away with only changing my CPU for a quicker performance one, then HELL YEAH - just change the CPU, I just thought if I would go ahead and get a new CHIP (CPU), then I need to change everything else. If I don't need to change the rest of the hardware, then I want to just change the CPU/Chip!! Is that possible??

It is a whole lot cheaper too.

(please point out to me what to get? Newegg.com please???)
 

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The Q6600 is the cheapest way to go click the auto-notify button on Newegg and give it a week to see if they come back in stock.

I can't verify 100% that any CPU newer then the E/Q6xxx will work on the Dell board.
Hi. I just didn't think, all I had to and was even able to swap out my CPU chip for anything else. I thought that it was welded on the board. That it is ONE Piece-like with the board. But Newegg.com has a policy for this sort of items:
Return for refund within: 7 days,
Return for replacement within: 30 days

Are you sure that the chip I have now, is removable?? Not that I know of!!
 

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This is the Q6600 > http://www.lagoom.com/569628/intel-bx80562q6600-core-quad-q6600.html#TabSpecification

The Q8200 has a 1333 Front Side Bus as opposed to the 1066 on the Q6600 not sure your board will support 1333.

It is within $20 of the prices I've seen lately.
I'm about to make the purchase of Intel BX80562Q6600 Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4GHz FSB1066MHz 8M Cache LGA775 http://www.lagoom.com/569628/intel-bx80562q6600-core-quad-q6600.html#TabAdditional.
Are you 100% sure I won't need to change my RAM or any other parts, with this installed?? And I will be able to just swap out my current chip??
 
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