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Alright i have decided it is probably time for a small processor upgrade. I currently have an Intel Celeron 2.2 Ghz. Socket is 478. What can i do to upgrade it to preferrably around 3-3.6 Ghz. Ive found a 3.2 for 49.99 and i wondered if there was any other options that would be good and cost effective
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Alright i have decided it is probably time for a small processor upgrade. I currently have an Intel Celeron 2.2 Ghz. Socket is 478. What can i do to upgrade it to preferrably around 3-3.6 Ghz. Ive found a 3.2 for 49.99 and i wondered if there was any other options that would be good and cost effective



You need to make shure that your motherboard is capable to support the newer pentium 4 cpu because they have northwood and the prescott. Some of the older 478 boards were not prescott ready and you may have to update your bios in order for a prescott to work. If you find a Northwood 2.8ghz or 3.0ghz it would fit right in no problems or updates. :whistling:

Just tell us which motherboard you have. More info the better..
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Alright using CPU-Z to find the info. Not sure what exactly u want so heres most of the MOBO info.

Manufacturer: Dell
Model:07W080 A00
Chipset: Intel i845GL

As for BIOS its been updated b4
Brand: Mitac International
Version:A02

Hope thats what u wanted
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Alright using CPU-Z to find the info. Not sure what exactly u want so heres most of the MOBO info.

Manufacturer: Dell
Model:07W080 A00
Chipset: Intel i845GL

As for BIOS its been updated b4
Brand: Mitac International
Version:A02

Hope thats what u wanted



Your mobo doesn not support a prescott.. Its hard to find anything about it on the net but I know that a prescott pentium 4 wont work. You will have to stick with a Northwood socket 478. Northwoods come in various speeds but they are really hard to find the 3.2ghz and 3.4ghz northwood cpu's because they are older and hard to get ahold of. You should be able to find a 2.8ghz northwood socket 478 but it wont give you a massive increase in speed because your system is still running on older ram speed. It would give you alittle bit more speed moving from a celeron to a p4 though. Depending on your budget and all the upgrade to a p4 would be fine but if you have some cash saved up you might want to get a new machine in a couple months or so if you really need the extra speed that is.
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Alright from your last post im not quite sure about this one. Would this processor be compatible?
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Alright from your last post im not quite sure about this one. Would this processor be compatible?



although that link above has the same socket type it was not designed to work with your current dell motherboard.. That celeron D is actually newer technology.


http://www.pcmech.co...ow/chipsets/77/

if you read that link I posted as you can see your motherboard chipset does not support a 533mhz front side bus processor so you are stuck with basically any 400mhz fsb celeron or older 400mhz p4 chip. If its not a 400mhz fsb cpu it will not work..
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alright is there any way to make that processor work?? New chip sets? Forgive me but im not a hardware kinda guy
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alright is there any way to make that processor work?? New chip sets? Forgive me but im not a hardware kinda guy



In order to get that celeron 533mhz fsb processor you posted above to work it would be nonsence to upgrade the pc just for that processor in my opinion.. but if you are on a limited budget it might be your only route depending on your price limit as I stated.

Since your pc is a dell you would have to buy a new powersupply because dell uses proprietary psu's that only work in dell pc's... Next you would have to get a new motherboard and you could possibly reuse the old dell case you currently have also.. That would be it unless the new mobo you picked out didnt have an integrated graphics card then you might have to get a new video card aswell depending on what kind of video card you have now and what kind of interface came on the new mobo..
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Alright from what it seems the 50-100 price range is way low. I do have a video card that i could use but motherboard+Processor=100
PSU not sure

Edited by coxmaster, 11 September 2006 - 05:58 PM.

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