Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetHardwareDesktops · 8 years ago

Best processor to buy for Dell Inspiron 530?

I have a Dell Inspiron 530 that I had laying around in my closet, and decided to take a look at it this week. I did a fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate, but still found that the computer wasn't meeting my needs. My friend just recently gave me a ATI Radeon HD 2400 Pro graphics card to put into it, which installed successfully. It runs quite a bit better, but I'm looking to upgrade the CPU because it's holding the performance back, and I wasn't sure which type of processor to buy. I'm fairly new with dealing with computer parts, so I need some help here. I want to buy a processor that won't cost me much, but will deliver the performance I want. Here are some current specs of my desktop:


System Information


Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)

System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.

System Model: Inspiron 530

BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG

Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 420 @ 1.60GHz, ~1.6GHz

Memory: 4096MB RAM

Available OS Memory: 3326MB RAM

Page File: 1712MB used, 4937MB available

DirectX Version: DirectX 11

DX Setup Parameters: Not found

User DPI Setting: Using System DPI

System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)

DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled

DxDiag Version: 6.01.7600.16385 32bit Unicode


Display Devices


Card name: ATI Radeon HD 2400 PRO

Manufacturer: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

Chip type: ATI display adapter (0x94C3)

DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)

Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_94C3&SUBSYS_03021028&REV_00

Display Memory: 1529 MB

Dedicated Memory: 122 MB

Shared Memory: 1407 MB

Current Mode: 1024 x 768 (32 bit) (60Hz)

Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor

Monitor Model: DELL E153FP

Monitor Id: DELA00C

Native Mode: 1024 x 768(p) (60.004Hz)

Output Type: HD15

Driver Name: aticfx32.dll,aticfx32.dll,atiumdag.dll,atidxx32.dll,atiumdva.cap

Driver File Version: 8.17.0010.1129 (English)

Driver Version: 8.970.100.3000

DDI Version: 10

Driver Model: WDDM 1.1

Driver Attributes: Final Retail

Driver Date/Size: 7/4/2012 02:27:08, 918528 bytes

WHQL Logo'd: No

WHQL Date Stamp: None

Device Identifier: {D7B71EE2-D783-11CF-F177-0823BEC2C535}

Vendor ID: 0x1002

Device ID: 0x94C3

SubSys ID: 0x03021028

Revision ID: 0x0000

Driver Strong Name: oem13.inf:ATI.Mfg.NTx86.6.1:ati2mtag_RV610:8.970.100.3000:pci\ven_1002&dev_94c3&subsys_03021028

Rank Of Driver: 00E60001

Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_A ModeMPEG2_C

Now I know I may not have given enough information, or I may have given too much. I'm pretty new to this. I've looked up these two processors, and want to know if either of them would be compatible, and which would be the best. I looked up the socket type, and I believe it is 370. Thank you for all your help!

3 Answers

    Lv 4
    8 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    this one you linked:

    WILL work in that PC

    this one you linked:

    WILL NOT work in that PC

    This one:

    will work.

    The Dell Inspiron 530 actually uses a socket 775 motherboard so any DUAL CORE processors with an LGA 775 socket will work, i think

    DEFINITELY NOT quad core though.

    Supported Processors:

    Intel Celeron processor 430

    Intel Celeron Processor 420 (1.6 GHz, 800 FSB)

    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)

    Intel Core 2 Duo E6320 (1.86 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)

    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

    MP628 Conroe Kit, E6850, 3.0G, 4MB, 1333FSB, G0

    PN416 Conroe Kit, E6700, 2.66G, 4MB, 1066FSB, B2

    KU345 Conroe Kit, E6600, 2.4G, 4MB, 1066FSB, B2

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Dell Inspiron 530s Specs

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Spend the money on a dual core processor definitely! The machine will be able to multi task without slowdown (browsing and scanning with anti virus at the same time, for example). Buy the Home premium upgrade too but you will not need the modem unless you connect to the internet via a dial up connection. Broadband will require a network interface card, which will be built in already. The modem will dial a phone number and will connect at extremely low speeds and for a fixed cost per minute. Not good. I would rate the performance advantage of a dual core as being 8. Consider more memory if the deal involves less than 2GB of memory too! :-)

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