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Upgrading Processor


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bpatters69

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Hello,

I would like to upgrade my processor. The spec on it is:

The 423-pin socketed microprocessor, shown in the previous illustration with the heat sink attached, includes the following features:
• Intel® Pentium® 4 microprocessor with integrated 8-KB first-level cache

• Secondary (L2) cache with integrated 256-KB at full processor speed

• Associated circuitry

The socketed microprocessor inserts into the ZIF connector mounted on the system board. A clip secures the heat sink to the connector.


The computer is a Dell 8100. Right now it has a P4 1.33GHZ processor.

Dell Documentation

According to the documentation, the board supports:

Intel® Pentium® 4 microprocessor that runs at either 1.30, 1.40, 1.50, 1.70, 1.80, or 2.0 GHz

Would my board support:

Xeon P4

Or

P4

Does a CPU upgrade make sense? I have started capturing video which is really bogging down my PC. Any comment on the XEON vs. the other processor that I linked?

Thanks, Bill
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jrm20

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Your board will only support the socket 423 pin pentium 4, not the xeon.

Make shure you get the socket 423 pin processor, socket 423 pin is the oldest pentium 4 socket.

Xeon processors wont fit in your board, xeon is for servers. The xeon processors you listed are 603/604 PIN.

If you wanted to save money just buy the socket 423, 2.0 ghz processor.

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Your board will only support the socket 423 pin pentium 4, not the xeon.

Make shure you get the socket 423 pin processor, socket 423 pin is the oldest pentium 4 socket.

Xeon processors wont fit in your board, xeon is for servers.  The xeon processors you listed are 603/604 PIN.

If you wanted to save money just buy the socket 423, 2.0 ghz processor.

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Do you think I would get a decent perfomrance increase? Thanks, Bill
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Well the processor you said you have is 1.33 that equals 1330 mhz. So if you bought the 2 ghz pentium 4 you would gain almost 700 mhz. You would see a small improvement. You might need more memory also and this might be what is causing your pc to bog down alot. Tell me how much memory you have.
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In todays world you need a minimum of 512 mb ram, or your missing out.
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Well the processor you said you have is 1.33 that equals 1330 mhz.  So if you bought the 2 ghz pentium 4 you would gain almost 700 mhz.  You would see a small improvement.  You might need more memory also and this might be what is causing your pc to bog down alot.  Tell me how much memory you have.

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769Kbps of RAM. I have been looking at a Powerleap 2.8GHZ adapter. Any comment on Powerleap?
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My advice to you is its not all that worth it save and get a new pc. 512Mb is really a minimum to get know alot of stuff neads a gig of ram to run properly.
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Do you mean 768 mb ram?? If your on a tight budget of about $200-$210 then go for the powerleap adapter. I found one here


http://shopping.netl.../it.A/id.586/.f


I have seen the adapter before. I would suggest buying a new pc and start saving up. Newer motherboards run alot faster than the one you currently have, im not just talking about processor speed, newer motherboards support faster memory and that makes the whole system faster, serial ata for faster harddrives than ide,the newer motherboards offer pci express for fast graphic cards.

If you buy a new pc all your hardware would be more up to date, and i recommend a gig of ram or more.
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