swapping CPU celeron 2.2 for pentium4 2.8

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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:
 
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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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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.
 
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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 is a mini tower Inspiron 530. SERVICE TAG-GGPC4J1
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.
 

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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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