upgrading processor.

By thom_vee
Jan 15, 2006
  1. hi
    i`ve got a del optiplex gx1 with a p2 400Mhz processor with 320mb SDRAm
    i wonder if it is possible to upgrade the same to a p4. How do i know if the processor is compatible. For instance i saw this on e bay.
    Intel Pentium 4 2.8 GHz Processor.
    512 KB cache 800 MHz FSB SL6WJ. Hyperthreading
    will it work.
    would be really grateful for help
  2. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,364

    No, you wont be able to upgrade the processor without getting a new mobo and most likely a new Power supply as well. I know that P2s are in either socket 7 or slot 1. Pentium 4s are in socket423(obsolete), socket 478 (not obsolete but their not making any faster procs on this one), and the most current socket 775 or socket T. You will need to get a socket 478 or socket 775 mobo in order to upgrade the processor. Look em up on Newegg.
  3. thom_vee

    thom_vee TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanx that was informative. is this the same scenario for p3s as well?
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