Question regarding processor upgrade

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qwertvt

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I currently have a P4 with 1.8G processing speed with a 478 socket and 400 bus speed. If I upgrade the chip, would I have to get the same bus speed or could I shoot for 800 bus? Your help or comments would be greatly appreciated.

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As for upgrading your processor you will need to check with the motherboards website to see what cpu's it can handle. As for a 800mhz fsb its really dependant on the motherboard. If this is a fairly new motherboard. It may support it, otherwise you may just be stuck with maxing out the processor with a 400mhz fsb. Which i believe is a p4 2.6ghz if i recall. Just check to make sure the board can handle a 2.6ghz before buying it.

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Thanks for the response. My computer is a stock Dell Dimension 8200 which is four years old.
 
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qwertvt said:
Thanks for the response. My computer is a stock Dell Dimension 8200 which is four years old.
It would be helpful if you could run a pc info program like Everest, Aida32 or BelArc advisor and post info here. We need to verify your system board and bios rev. to know what cpu you can upgrade to. I'm pretty sure your pc is too old to run 800fsb, that just came out like a year ago, but if you can go from a 1.5 to a 2.5, you will notice it. what are your expectations of this upgrade??, gaming, photoediting, general use, etc.
 
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