Can I upgrade my Dell's CPU?

By joman2055
Feb 22, 2006
  1. I have a Dell Dimension 4300S and an extra P4 2.8. The dell has some FOXCONN mobo in it and it does have the extra 4 pin plug on it. The Dell currently has a P4 1.8 in it. What can i do to find out if it will work? Is there a program i could run or should i simply put it in?

  2. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,406

    Looks like you can stick any Socket 478 - Willamette, Northwood(?), 400 MHz bus cpu in there.

    If your P4 is a northwood or willamette, it should work, but if it is the prescott, you may be screwed....
  3. joman2055

    joman2055 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    it is a prescot i think. oh well.
    do you happen to know how to recover a DFI INFINITY board from a bad BIOS flash? (Award BIOS)
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Several ways..

    Order a new BIOS chip online (the easy way).
    Hot-flash your BIOS in another identical mobo (the crazy way).
    Write the correct BIOS uusing an EEPROM programming device (the geeky way).
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