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Hello all.
I just ordered a inspiron one 2305. My wife has been wanting one for some time and finally got one at a good price. 499 with free ship. My question is im sure that i will use this also and wanted a good pc when its all said and done. It comes with a AMD Athlon™ II X2 240e processor (2MB Cache, 2.8GHz) + ATI Radeon HD 4270 and 4GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1066MHz - 2 DIMMs . I want to upgrade to a 6 core processor and maybe either 6 or 8gb of memory. Is it possible to put a AMD Phenom™ II X6 1100T in its place. The socket is the same however the wattage for the x2 is 65w and the x6 is 125w. Will this make a big difference? and if this wont work please help with the right AMD processor.
 
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You'll have to wait till you get it to find out how many WATS the PSU has.
 
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Theres no PSU's that are gonna be under 125w...

I know this. It's common sense or else it wouldn't run period. I'm saying he'll have to wait and see since it's a pre built there isn't no telling how much room he has to upgrade. More than likely it'll be a crappy PSU. He can always replace the PSU as well to something better, and he won't have any worries.
 
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The pc comes with a AMD processor as stated above. (AMD Athlon™ II X2 240e processor). It is a 65w processor. Here is a link to the specs on the processor it comes with. http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/processors/athlon-ii-x2/Pages/AMD-athlon-ii-x2-processor-model-numbers-feature-comparison.aspx The processor i want to put in it is a 6 core AMD also stated above (AMD Phenom™ II X6 1100T). Here is the link to the specs on the 6 core. http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/processors/phenom-ii/Pages/phenom-ii-model-number-comparison.aspx My question is the fact that the current processor is a 65w and the new 6 core is 125w gonna make a difference? I know they have the same socket because the AMD website shows it.
 
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The pc comes with a AMD processor as stated above. (AMD Athlon™ II X2 240e processor). It is a 65w processor. Here is a link to the specs on the processor it comes with. http://www.amd.com/u...comparison.aspx The processor i want to put in it is a 6 core AMD also stated above (AMD Phenom™ II X6 1100T). Here is the link to the specs on the 6 core. http://www.amd.com/u...comparison.aspx My question is the fact that the current processor is a 65w and the new 6 core is 125w gonna make a difference? I know they have the same socket because the AMD website shows it.

Yes, quite a huge difference. Putting a 125 TDP chip in a board that can barely hold its own isn't the brightest idea. I'm going to go off of a limb here and say it's some generic HP board that has absolutely no features, especially power phases.

And considering their FX chips are out, you'd be investing in junk. Pre-builts really do screw you over.

Hell, the generic prone-to-fail PSU's that they usually put in their pre-built PC's would be a major concern even if I was not adding a anything in.
 
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ok so it wont hold 125w processor. Im currently looking at the FX processors and see the FX6100 which is 95w. Should i even consider changing these or just leave it alone? Maybe 95 is to much also so i found a four core older model AMD that is 65w Phenom II X4 910a. There is no FX processors lower than 95w...so unless that is ok then i will be looking at the X4 910a.
 
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