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CPU upgrade question

By Tprior87
Jan 27, 2015
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  1. Hello, I was recently given a Dell Dimension 2400 from a friend. It had absolutely no upgrades, however I had old parts sitting around and I gave it a bit of an upgrade. I put in 4gb of ram (however found out it had only supported up to 2gb, so I had to remove a card) and added a Visiontek Radeon 9200 graphics card in. Now, I have two processors here that look like the might fit, but I wasn't sure. So, I was hoping to get a second opinion from someone who has a bit more experience with this than I do. I have two spare processors

    one of them is a Pentium 4 3.00Ghz (http://ark.intel.com/products/27479...g-HT-Technology-2M-Cache-3_00-GHz-800-MHz-FSB)

    the other is a Pentium 4 1.6Ghz (http://ark.intel.com/products/27424/Intel-Pentium-4-Processor-1_60-GHz-256K-Cache-400-MHz-FSB)

    Would either of them work? Also, would upgrading to windows 7/vista increase the support for ram? Thank you.
     
  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,550   +2,894

    Socket details:
    • Pentium 4 3.00Ghz is LGA775
    • Pentium 4 1.6Ghz is PPGA478
    That is two different architectures.

    Specs for Dell Dimension 2400
    Please note this would be PPGA478 architecture not LGA775.

    What CPU is currently in the computer?

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  3. Tprior87

    Tprior87 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I believe the default cpu is in the pc at the moment. I didn't want to risk putting in any of those cpu's in case it would ruin the computer. Thank you so much for your quick and detailed response!

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