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Upgrading Dell 531 CPU/Won't Post, screen is black

Postby Zarx » Sat Nov 26, 2011 10:07 pm

I bought a amd athlon 2.3 ghz 5200, (was 5 bucks). So I figured I'd upgrade the machine.

EDIT**** Might I add that I did flash the bios to the current one from their site.

Heres my machine:

SiSoftware Sandra

Computer
Model : Dell Inspiron 531
Workgroup : WORKGROUP
Host Name : User-PC
User : User

Processor
Model : AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4000+
Speed : 2.11GHz
Cores per Processor : 2 Unit(s)
Type : Dual-Core
Integrated Data Cache : 2x 64kB, Synchronous, Write-Back, 2-way, Exclusive, 64 byte line size
L2 Cache : 2x 512kB, ECC, Synchronous, Write-Back, 16-way, Exclusive, 64 byte line size

Computer
Mainboard : Dell 0RY206
BIOS : Dell 1.0.13 02/09/2009
Bus(es) : X-Bus PCI PCIe IMB USB i2c/SMBus
Multi-Processor (MP) Support : No
Multi-Processor Advanced PIC (APIC) : Yes
Total Memory : 3GB DIMM DDR2

Chipset
Model : AMD Athlon 64/Opteron HT Hub
Front Side Bus Speed : 2x 1GHz (2GHz)
Total Memory : 4.5GB DIMM DDR2
Channels : 1
Memory Bus Speed : 2x 301MHz (602MHz)

Memory Module(s)
Memory Module : Crucial RM25664AA66716FH 2GB DIMM DDR2 PC2-5300U DDR2-666 (5-5-5-15 3-20-5-3)
Memory Module : Aeneon AET760UD00-30DB97X 1GB DIMM DDR2 PC2-5300U DDR2-666 (5-5-5-15 3-20-5-3)
Memory Module : Aeneon AET760UD00-30DB97X 1GB DIMM DDR2 PC2-5300U DDR2-666 (5-5-5-15 3-20-5-3)
Memory Module : Samsung M3 78T6553EZS-CE6 512MB DIMM DDR2 PC2-5300U DDR2-666 (5-5-5-15 3-20-5-3)

Video System
Video Adapter : NVIDIA GeForce GT 520 (48 SM5.0 1.62GHz, 1GB 998MHz, PCIe 2.00 x16)

Graphics Processor
OpenCL GP Processor : NVIDIA GeForce GT 520 (48SP 1C 1.62GHz, 1GB 998MHz)
Compute Shader Processor : NVIDIA GeForce GT 520 (48SP 1.62GHz, 1GB 998MHz)
CUDA GP Processor : NVIDIA GeForce GT 520 (48SP 1C 1.62GHz, 1GB 998MHz)

Storage Devices
WDC WD2500AAJS-75M0A0 (250GB, SATA300, 3.5", 7200rpm, 8MB Cache) : 233GB (C:) (D:)
SanDisk Cruzer (16GB, USB2) : 15GB (G:)
Seagate ST9250315AS (250GB, USB2/SATA150, 2.5", 5400rpm, 8MB Cache) : 233GB (F:)

Logical Storage Devices
RECOVERY (D:) : 10GB (NTFS) @ WDC WD2500AAJS-75M0A0 (250GB, SATA300, 3.5", 7200rpm, 8MB Cache)
Removable Drive (G:) : 15GB (FAT32) @ SanDisk Cruzer (16GB, USB2)
FreeAgent Drive (F:) : 233GB (NTFS) @ Seagate ST9250315AS (250GB, USB2/SATA150, 2.5", 5400rpm, 8MB Cache)
Hard Disk (C:) : 223GB (NTFS) @ WDC WD2500AAJS-75M0A0 (250GB, SATA300, 3.5", 7200rpm, 8MB Cache)

Peripherals
LPC Hub Controller 1 : Dell Inspiron 531
LPC Legacy Controller 1 : Asus F8000
Audio Device : Dell Inspiron 531
Audio Codec : Realtek Semi 888 High Definition Audio
Audio Codec : Gammagraphx 0000h
Audio Device : EVGA HDMI Audio stub
Audio Codec : nVidia 001Ch
Serial Port(s) : 1
Disk Controller : Dell Inspiron 531
Disk Controller : Dell Inspiron 531
Disk Controller : Dell Inspiron 531
USB Controller 1 : Dell Inspiron 531
USB Controller 2 : Dell Inspiron 531
SMBus/i2c Controller 1 : nVidia MCP5 SMBus 1
SMBus/i2c Controller 2 : nVidia MCP5 SMBus 2

Printers and Faxes
Printer : Send To Microsoft OneNote Driver (300x300, Colour)
Printer : Microsoft XPS Document Writer (600x600, Colour)
Fax : Microsoft Shared Fax Driver (200x200)

Peripherals
Media Player : SanDisk Cruzer (14.9GB)

Network Services
Network Adapter : NVIDIA nForce 10/100 Mbps Ethernet (Ethernet, 100Mbps)
Network Adapter : Check Point Virtual Network Adapter For SSL Network Extender (Ethernet)
Network Adapter : TAP-Win32 Adapter V9 (Ethernet)

Operating System
Windows System : Microsoft Windows 7 Home 6.01.7601 (Service Pack 1)
Platform Compliance : x86

Windows Experience Index
Current System : 4.1

So, with all that being said I am trying to install this: http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid ... BP&cat=CPU


When I install the cpu, and try to boot, the screen just stays blank/black. I upgraded the PSU to see if it was a power issue, still no go. Any advice?
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Re: Upgrading Dell 531 CPU/Won't Post, screen is black

Postby liljim » Sun Nov 27, 2011 12:52 am

that link goes nowhere but i see an unrelated issue. The memory is a mess, that mismatched 2 gig and 512 meg stick. Myself, i would pull that 512 out, it shows that your on a 32 bit OS and it cant read that 512 anyhow. Repost that link or more info and ill try to help figure out whats going on.
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Re: Upgrading Dell 531 CPU/Won't Post, screen is black

Postby Zarx » Sun Nov 27, 2011 1:34 am

I'm fully aware of the memory issue. The computer I bought had vista x86 and I upgrade to windows 7 x86. Really wishing I would have just installed Windows 7 x64 then I couls utilize the RAM that I bought and what came with the system.

Anyway, regarding the link: try this one, not sure why it didnt work:

http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid ... BP&cat=CPU
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Re: Upgrading Dell 531 CPU/Won't Post, screen is black

Postby liljim » Sun Nov 27, 2011 3:19 am

The processor wont work in that board because its a socket AM3 and the board only supports AM2. Was a good buy for $5 but it wont work in this machine.

Specifications:

Manufacturer: Intel ( OEM for Dell Inspiron 531 )
Dell Part #: RY206 0RY206
Socket: AM2
Expansion Slots: PCI: 2 Slots / PCIe x1: 1 Slot / PCIe x16 (Graphics): 1 Slots
Connectors: (4) Back USB Ports, Network LAN
Video: Onboard
Audio: Onboard
Supported Memory: DDR2
Maximum Memory: 4 Dual Channel DIMM
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