Dell Dimension - HP Pavilion compatible?

By hrlow2
Dec 8, 2008
  1. I have an HP Pavilion(P4 socket 478) that I am working on right now. A friend gave me the fairly scavenged remains of a Dell Dimension 3000 for parts. It also was a socket 478 P4.
    Could anybody tell me if the parts are interchangable? The mobo and CPU from the Dell are intact and could be a decent upgrade to my HP if possible.
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,525

    You could look up specifically the specifications of your HP product (via S/N) by going to THIS thread

    Same applies to Dell computers (via Service Tag) on THIS thread

    ie There is a maximum CPU limit on processor specifications, but initially it looks interchangeable :)
  3. hrlow2

    hrlow2 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 136

    Appreciate the response Kimsland. Already had #1 (manual) saved to HD. Could not make any sense from #2. Thanks anyway.
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