- Apr 1, 2013
hi guys I need some help my friend has a Dell Inspiron 530 Mini Tower (service tag C9YZRG1) and I need to know the BEST CPU upgrade that that machine can handle. According to a lengthy chat to the (idiot) non english speaking guy from dell he said ANY core 2 Duo CPU and any "Pentium Quad Core" (not core 2 quad) Ive nvr heard of a Pentium quad core. anyway I was looking online and i liked the Core 2 Duo E8500 @3.16GHz which is MUCH better than my friend has now. (If I can use a quad core PLEASE let me know) However I need to know for certainty that the processor he buys WILL work with his computer. I know dell likes to put OEM limitations on their stuff so thats why I am turning to you guys for some good advice. PLEASE let me know ASAP. Thanks in advance!!