Just one quick question

By itreignsfyre
Feb 13, 2008
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  1. ok, i have a Dell dimension e310 with stock 3.0GHz Pentium 4 and want to be able to OC. I know that you cant OC dells so i was wondering; can i just buy a new CPU?

    Such as: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116003

    ...If i buy this will it even be compatible? i am not too sure if it will work in my mobo (OJC474) either because of my chipset (i915P/i915G)......in short; will it work? and how do you figure it out, just for future reference?
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    You're wanting to purchase:
    Intel Pentium 4 641 Cedar Mill 3.2GHz 2MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Single-Core Processor

    Your computer:
    http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/my_systems_info/manuals?c=us&l=en&s=gen
    Dimension E310

    Your CPU Specifications:
    http://www.support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim3100/en/sm/specs0.htm#wp1052310
    IntelĀ® PentiumĀ® 4 with Hyper-Threading technology

    Review:
    http://review.zdnet.com/desktops/dell-dimension-e310-pentium/4505-3118_16-31594474.html
    Maximum: 3.2GHz P4 640 2MB L2 cache 915 chipset
    (Actually it doesn't say 641, but hopefully others will reply with more info: ie 640 or 641)

    Intel:
    http://processorfinder.intel.com/details.aspx?sspec=sl8q6

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  3. itreignsfyre

    itreignsfyre Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Alright thanks kimsland for all that information..yea i do hope someone will post more about my "issue" if you will....but yea, thanks! Techspot is a pretty cool place haha
  4. raybay

    raybay TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    A better choice might be to buy a more capable computer, used, from a friend, or buy a motherboard-cpu combo from one of the good online sites, and build your own.
    The Dell has the advantage of a Windows XP install, and recovery disc, but many other disadvantages... that make it probable that it will never be an acceptable gamer... power supply, memory, video graphics, audio...
  5. itreignsfyre

    itreignsfyre Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    yea yea man that is so true..i am planning on building an AMD based computer this summer but as of right now i am trying to get some experience with overclocking and flashing bios and that voltage crap haha that sort of stuff..but if anyone can tell me, can this mobo handle a CPU such as ^^^ one above, it would really be greatly appreciated!! oh and thanks raybay!!!!
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