Will this CPU work on this Motherboard ?

By r3faat
Mar 20, 2007
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  1. I currentlu use Dell dimension 2400 (old i know)
    and wishing to upgrade my cpu.
    this is my current motherboard.
    http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/8585/untitledgp4.jpg
    (i failed to gather information needed to confirm what cpu will work on it.)
    also this is my current cpu
    http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/4571/untitled2gz8.jpg

    i want to find out if this cpu will work on that motherboard.
    http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=P43400E478-N&cat=CPU

    if it dosent what kind will ?
    if there is anymore information you need to answer my question feel free to ask.
    help is appreciated
    thank you~
  2. r3faat

    r3faat Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 25

    i assume no one is wlling to help me ?
  3. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,572   +9

    It should work, it uses the same socket.

    If you're gonna spring money to upgrade, I'd say don't bother.
  4. nickslick74

    nickslick74 Newcomer, in training Posts: 883

    Like CMH said, it should work, though you will probably need to update your BIOS beforehand. What is your goal behind upgrading your processor (besides the obvious)?
  5. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,572   +9

    Any upgrade on the 478 processor would be a waste of money IMO. brand new computers are outperforming any 478 processor by leaps and bounds.
  6. twite

    twite TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,083

    Thats not much of an upgrade for $130.

    As everyone else has said, i would start saving up to just buy a new computer.

    Or, upgrade your memory, depending on how much you have. Upgrading you ram from say..256mb..to 1 gig..would be much more of a performance increase then upgrading your cpu .6 GHZ
  7. r3faat

    r3faat Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 25

    hmm i see.
    i'll rather just save up for another then.
    nickslick74 -
    I still lag with 1.5gb ram and 256 mb radeon 9250 with the certain game I play (dosent require good graphic but does alot of ativities at the same time) so maybe assumed it was my cpu thats lowering the performance. Most ppl said it was my video card. I guess I got alot of upgrading to do.
  8. nickslick74

    nickslick74 Newcomer, in training Posts: 883

    What game do you play? The Radeon 9250 is a fairly old card and from what I hear about them they weren't the greatest to begin with.
  9. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,909

    That upgrade should work, but for the same amount of money, a new motherboard and a cheap CPU like a single core Athlon 64 can be had.
  10. foozy

    foozy Newcomer, in training Posts: 267

    Look at the second list on your CPU information screen (CPU Physical Info). The Package Type is your CPU socket. In your case, 478-pin, or Socket 478.

    Just so ya know in the future :)
  11. twite

    twite TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,083

    Yeh, your Video card is the key limiting factors. Your current CPU is mediocre, so i would say just go with upgrading your Vid card, or your whole system.
  12. r3faat

    r3faat Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 25

    nickslick -
    i play flyff.
    metalX -
    any good site for cheap cpu/motherboard combos ? (i'll try google right now)
  13. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,572   +9

    flyff? never heard of it.

    I'm running a radeon 9200 family. Not exactly sure which one, but its a piece of junk (and I knew it before even installing it, so I didn't even bother knowing what exact chip it is).

    I'd say spending that money on a new AGP graphics card will improve gaming performance by quite alot, but sooner or later you'd find your CPU holding you back.

    Also, I'd remove the 2x256mb RAM from your computer, it might be causing your comp to slow down instead of speed up IMO. All your RAM will run at the same speed as the slowest RAM installed.
     
  14. r3faat

    r3faat Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 25

    this is the site http://flyff.gpotato.com/
    graphics arent that good.
    it runs perfectly but only when in server 1. its crowded with online people and i lag badly.

    im using 1 512mb and 1 1024mb ram, no 256mb atm.

    so its safe to say that my most improved upgrade would be to upgrade my motherboard (since the current one dosent support AGP card) and install a new AGP card, correct ?
  15. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,572   +9

    If you need to buy yourself a new motherboard, do yourself a favor and get a whole new computer.

    Heck I'd say getting an AMD motherboard with integrated graphics and PCIe slot would be a much better choice. AMD systems are getting to be really good value for money now.

    Get a motherboard upgrade and an AGP graphics card only if you really really REALLY cannot afford to set up a cheap 939 system with PCIe.
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