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Can i upgrade my processor?


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facethecannon

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I have this dell dimension 5150 it has Pentium 4 ht 3.2ghz
would a dual core be significantly faster? The ppl at dell said i could only buy a pentium 4 ht 3.4ghz from them for $420
anything else will fry my motherboard and eveything else in it
is this just a marketing scheme or is it true

Edited by facethecannon, 30 January 2008 - 09:37 PM.

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Doby

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Thats most likely true although I did not look at the specs for your dell it sounds about right.

Its not worth upgrading to a 3.4 but you could find one for alot less than $420 thats dell marketing for ya
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For a little more than $420 you could build a system with a better CPU than an 3.4Ghz Pentium 4....
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I have this dell dimension 5150 it has Pentium 4 ht 3.2ghz
would a dual core be significantly faster? The ppl at dell said i could only buy a pentium 4 ht 3.4ghz from them for $420
anything else will fry my motherboard and eveything else in it
is this just a marketing scheme or is it true

Please DON'T listen to them, NEVER ask dell for upgrading instructions. The person on the other line of the phone knows less about computer then you do, he's just a robot (he's really a person, but knows nothing) following a computers instructions. In most cases it's a grid on a computer and they follow the grid based on the yes/no instructions from you.
You won't notice a difference between 3.4 and 3.3GHz on a P4, the chip alone is worthless now. That chip should be sold for no more then $20 if that.
James

Edited by james_8970, 31 January 2008 - 11:44 AM.

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