Possible upgrade?

By Mr Backfire
Mar 25, 2007
  1. Hai

    just wondering if its really possible to Upgrade[Replace] a 2.66 Celeron processer(in a dell D.3000) to something like a P4 or a Dual Core without More power or a New MoBo?

    thnx for help

    cant find no links to tell for myself -lol
  2. honvetops

    honvetops TS Rookie


    it always makes answering easier if you post exactly what equipment you have / what were talking about*.
    What kinda mobo's in there , socket type?
  3. Mr Backfire

    Mr Backfire TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Umm..Not really sure,i dont know that much About parts,and havent opened the case yet,its just a stock Dell Demension 3000,not sure if its site shows it
  4. sghiznaneck

    sghiznaneck TS Maniac Posts: 403

    If if's a Celeron, I doubt that he coud do much more with that motherboard.
  5. KingCody

    KingCody TS Evangelist Posts: 992   +8

    Mr. Backfire,

    It probably is possible to upgrade, but Dell's support site does not specify which processor models the motherboard/chipset supports. you will likely need to update to the lastest BIOS version (A03), unless you're already running A03. according to dell:
    they don't however specify which models the new[er] BIOS supports. you will have to contact Dell to get a list a compatible models.
    NOTE: Dell will not provide any support for upgrading a CPU and it will also VOID any remaining warranty you may have on it. they should however, be able to tell which faster CPUs are compatible.

    cheers :wave:
  6. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    The problem is a celeron is really a very crippled budget CPU. I seriously doubt your motherboard will be able to handle a P4 and I can almost say for sure it won't handle a Core DUO.... the mobo was designed for the celeron.
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