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November 13, 2013 11:07:18 AM


Hi, I have convinced my completely non tech savvy father to upgrade at least the CPU of his ancient Dell Dimension 5000 PC, it has a socket 775 motherboard and 2GB RAM. I would like to know what a decent enough dual core CPU would be, and whether there is any risk of upgrading it. Thanks.
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November 13, 2013 11:07:45 AM

His current CPU is an Intel Pentium 4 HT @ 2.7 Ghz, so preferably I'd like it to be at least a dual core at that clock.
*edit* I found this http://ark.intel.com/products/27512/ would that work?
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November 13, 2013 11:13:46 AM

Dylzan said:
His current CPU is an Intel Pentium 4 HT @ 2.7 Ghz, so preferably I'd like it to be at least a dual core at that clock.
*edit* I found this http://ark.intel.com/products/27512/ would that work?


You will NOT be able to upgrade that to a Pentium D,
http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3...

"Intel Socket LGA-775 Pentium 4, 2.8 520, 3.0 530, 3.6 560 and 3.8 570 are compatible with the Dimension 5000."
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November 15, 2013 4:37:49 AM

Snipergod87 said:
Dylzan said:
His current CPU is an Intel Pentium 4 HT @ 2.7 Ghz, so preferably I'd like it to be at least a dual core at that clock.
*edit* I found this http://ark.intel.com/products/27512/ would that work?


You will NOT be able to upgrade that to a Pentium D,
http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3...

"Intel Socket LGA-775 Pentium 4, 2.8 520, 3.0 530, 3.6 560 and 3.8 570 are compatible with the Dimension 5000."


Damn I didn't notice the 'NOT' (or it wasn't there) and went ahead with ordering a Pentium D, well at least it has a 14 day returns policy.
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November 15, 2013 4:39:58 AM

Snipergod87 said:
Dylzan said:
His current CPU is an Intel Pentium 4 HT @ 2.7 Ghz, so preferably I'd like it to be at least a dual core at that clock.
*edit* I found this http://ark.intel.com/products/27512/ would that work?


You will NOT be able to upgrade that to a Pentium D,
http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3...

"Intel Socket LGA-775 Pentium 4, 2.8 520, 3.0 530, 3.6 560 and 3.8 570 are compatible with the Dimension 5000."


What about this? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/S189-Intel-Pentium-4-Processo...
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November 15, 2013 7:26:26 AM

Dylzan said:
Snipergod87 said:
Dylzan said:
His current CPU is an Intel Pentium 4 HT @ 2.7 Ghz, so preferably I'd like it to be at least a dual core at that clock.
*edit* I found this http://ark.intel.com/products/27512/ would that work?


You will NOT be able to upgrade that to a Pentium D,
http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3...

"Intel Socket LGA-775 Pentium 4, 2.8 520, 3.0 530, 3.6 560 and 3.8 570 are compatible with the Dimension 5000."


What about this? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/S189-Intel-Pentium-4-Processo...


That should work, wont be a big performance increase but at that price you might as well.
You should upgrade the Dell's BIOS before changing the CPU, Some CPU's require a BIOS update in order to function properly.
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