switching processors

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ok i have 2 comps here i have one with a 2.5ghz processor and one with a 2.8 i want to take the 2.8 and put it in place of the 2.5...they are both 478 mpga p4s both in dells...iv tryed just switching them the 2.5 works in the 2.8s comp but the 2.8 wont work in place of the 2.5...i know the ps is good enough for this...anyone have any suggestions....if u want to im me to help its crispiesone on aim.
 

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Which CPUs that can be installed in a motherboard are sometimes limited by the hardware design, sometimes by the BIOS. Sometimes the BIOS can be upgraded to allow a faster CPU to be used. Can you post your motherboard model and BIOS version information?

"Belarc Advisor" or "Everest Home Edition" software may help find the motherboard model and BIOS version if you don't know them. Additionally, they are usually displayed (very quickly) when you boot your PC.
 

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cpuz says mobo is model 0m0321 its the stock dell one and bios is version a08 it says
 
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Post the Dell model number for the 2.5Ghz. machine and the Dell model number for the 2.8Ghz. machine.
 

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I will also add that the small difference probably won't be noticeable anyway, even if you do sort out the problems.
 

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the sandra prog says my mobo will support up to 3.06 so i guess there still somthin we are missing
 
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