Dell cpu upgrade 3800 to 5400

Amd Athlon ii x2 dual core processor
April 14, 2010 at 06:39:53
Specs: Windows 7, AMD 5400/4gig
I upgraded my Dell E521 processor from the AMD 3800+ 2.0, to the 5400+ 2.8. Everything went great. It's up and running but...device manager reports Unknown processor. However, CPUID shows everything as correct. It's working and I see the increase in performance, I upgraded to the latest BIOS still shows unknown. Anything I should worry about?


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April 15, 2010 at 22:25:26
I think u don't need to worry, cpu works fine. Did u check the bios if cpu is recognized correct?

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April 16, 2010 at 05:26:25
No, didn't check the bios.
I know everything is working fine, it boots in like 30-40seconds now when before it took close to 3min. Also the system shows the new speed 2.8Ghz. Just unknown processor.

I think I'm ok, I just dont want to get s surprise on down the road laoter for not doing something now.


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April 19, 2010 at 19:01:45
I find it very hard to believe that a cpu upgrade took 2 minutes off of your 3 minute boot up

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April 19, 2010 at 19:08:53
I wasn't expecting that either. All I changed was the processor
though. Boot time went down to right at 40 seconds, it was right
at 3 min before the upgrade.

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