Posted 05 June 2005 - 03:45 PM
Posted 05 June 2005 - 04:23 PM
Find the model number of your Dell and search Dells website to see if it upgradable from what your currently running
Posted 05 June 2005 - 05:17 PM
also be warned dell usually locks the bios, so there is no opportunity for overclocking.
Posted 08 June 2005 - 02:23 PM
Posted 08 June 2005 - 04:11 PM
some boards (typically the cheap korean ones in my experience) will solder the cpu directly to the mobo. if thats the case, your stuck with it.
look up your mobo on the manufacturers site. it will tell you what socket it uses, the maximum speed cpu it can support, etc.
again, with your machine being a dell, they tend to use non standard parts, so it could be difficult or impossible to upgrade. or you would have to buy the part from them, and their pricing is disgusting- I looked on their site yesterday, they wanted $210 for a 1024 stick of DDR2700 ram! it had the dell sticker on it.
Posted 09 June 2005 - 03:33 AM
Lets face reality here - if you have a 600MHz processor and want a P4 - you're going to need a brand spanking new mobo and perhaps a whole bunch more (memory? and HSF/ at a minimum). Motherboards have sockets on them for processors and no P4 is going to fit that mobo's current socket. Your best bet is to leave well enough alone until you can buy or build an entirely new system. You probably have a socket 370 and may be able to upgrade that with another 370 CPU but check out the motherboard re: cpu compatability on the mfg's site as already mentioned.
Posted 09 June 2005 - 03:36 AM
Posted 09 June 2005 - 03:49 AM
Posted 09 June 2005 - 11:57 AM
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