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Upgrading Processor?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by JoshRod, Nov 8, 2009.

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  1. JoshRod

    JoshRod Thread Starter

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    I was wondering if I was able to upgrade my Processor to the Intel Core 2 Quad Processor?

    Motherboard: Dell Dimension 4600C.
    OS: Windows Vista Home Premium.
    DirectX: 10.1
    CPU Type: Pentium 4, 2.66GHz
    RAM: 512MB (Should this be updated?)
    Motherboard Chipset: Intel Springsdale-G i865G
    BIOS: Phoenix (09/19/03)
    Video Adapter: Intel 82865G Graphics Controller (This too?)
    3D Accelerator: Intel Extreme Graphics 2 (This as well?)

    If there's anymore information you need, let me know. Would this all let me upgrade my Processor to the Intel Core 2 Quad or no? If not, what are some suggestions for the things I need to upgrade to upgrade my Processor?
     
  2. midders

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    According to Dell the processors supported by your system are:
    My advice would be to buy a new barebones system (just the main box), since if you upgrade your motherboard to support a modern CPU, you'll also need new RAM and probably a new SATA hard drive at which point it is generally cheaper and less hassle to buy a new system and use your existing monitor, keyboard, mouse etc.

    Slainte

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  3. JoshRod

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    So I wouldn't be able to upgrade to Intel Core 2 Dual Processor? Dang.. How about an Intel Pentium 4 Dual Processor? Would I be able to upgrade to that to get a processing speed of 3.20GHz? Also, what's better? An Intel Core 2 Dual Processor, Intel Pentium 4 Dual Processor, or an Intel Pentium 4 with HT Technology? If it's the Pentium 4 Dual, I might buy that if I am able to upgrade to it. If it's the Pentium 4 with HT, I'll buy that then. But, if it's the Core 2 Dual, then I won't.
     
  4. Rich-M

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    With what is available to you, and none of those are dual core you really would not see any difference. Take it to 2 gb ram and you will so maybe that will hold you for a while, but do it right by matching the ram at a site like www.crucial.com and not just buying any old thing and throwing it into the slots as most people do.
     
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