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swapping CPU celeron 2.2 for pentium4 2.8

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  1. BC_Canada

    BC_Canada Thread Starter

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    Hi Guys-Would I get a performance boost worth considering.Could I take a P4 2.8G out of an old IBM think center and swap CPUs with a Dell inspiron 530 celeron [email protected] 2.2G. I believe both are socket and 32 bit types. Its only .6 Gs but I`m thinking the P4 may be a superior processor?:rolleyes:
     
  2. win2kpro

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    You can't just pull a processor out of one machine and install it in another. You would have to make sure the motherboard of the receiving machine supported that particular processor.
     
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    win2kpro is the Intel guru here, so listen to what he says.

    What's the 7-character service tag number on the sticker of that Dell that you're wanting to upgrade the processor?

    Do you know the motherboard description that's in it?

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  4. BC_Canada

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    Thanks Guys here is more info.
    The IBM is: Type-8183 model-36U Manufactured 407 ID 818336U
    IBM-http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/detail.page?LegacyDocID=MIGR-54792
    System board/
    Form factor
    Supports Intel Northwood processors with 533MHz or 800MHz Front Side Bus (FSB), 512KB L2 cache, and built on a 0.13 micron core
    Supports Intel Prescott Pentium 4 processors with 800MHz FSB, 1MB L2 cache, and built on a 0.13 micron core
    Supports Intel Northwood Celeron processors with 400MHz FSB and 128KB L2 cache
    478 pin mPGA socket
    uATX
    Processor
    Intel Pentium 4 2.4GHz to 3.2GHz
    Intel Celeron 2.0GHz to 2.6GHz

    The Dell is a mini tower Inspiron 530. SERVICE TAG-GGPC4J1
    This is the info I found so far. Thank You for your replies.
     
  5. win2kpro

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    The specs you list for the IBM indicates it is a socket 478 machine. The Celeron 450 in the Dell machine is a socket 775 processor, therefore you could not change processors.
     
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    The Dell support site appears to be down right now, so I can't enter your service tag number.

    Since your goal is to get a performance boost, how much RAM do you currently have in that Dell?

    It comes with only 512 MB, but it supports up to 4096 MB(4 GB).

    It supports DDR2 PC2-5300(DDR2-667) or DDR2 PC2-6400(DDR2-800) modules.

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    I seriously doubt that the 2.8GHz. processor from the IBM would work since the Dell Dimension only supports processors with a 400MHz FSB and the fastest speed I see supported by the Dell is 2.4GHz. with a 400MHz. FSB.
     
  9. BC_Canada

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    OK-I will leave them as is_No point in causing problems with them and Thanks again for the info.
     
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    You're welcome.
     
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