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Upgrading a Dell Dimension 5000 CPU

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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  1. 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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    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/3514/t/19245951.aspx

    "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."
  3. 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/3514/t/19245951.aspx

    "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.
  4. 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/3514/t/19245951.aspx

    "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-Processor-560-560J-SL7Q2-1M-Cache-3-60-GHz-800-MHz-FSB-/350903363649?pt=UK_Computing_CPUs_Processors&hash=item51b3786841#ht_1092wt_934
  5. 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/3514/t/19245951.aspx

    "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-Processor-560-560J-SL7Q2-1M-Cache-3-60-GHz-800-MHz-FSB-/350903363649?pt=UK_Computing_CPUs_Processors&hash=item51b3786841#ht_1092wt_934


    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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