Dell upgrade

Hi all....I have a Dell gx260 which is about 4 years old.....I would like to upgrade the procesor and fit the maximum ram and wondered if anyone could advise on this. Also, is the performance increase worth it...any help appreciated.

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Number of CPUs 1
Name Intel Pentium 4
Code Name Northwood
Specification Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.00GHz
Family / Model / Stepping F 2 7
Extended Family / Model 0 0
Brand ID 9
Package mPGA-478
Core Stepping C1
Technology 0.13 um
Supported Instructions Sets MMX, SSE, SSE2
CPU Clock Speed 1992.6 MHz
Clock multiplier x 20.0
Front Side Bus Frequency 99.6 MHz
Bus Speed 398.5 MHz
L1 Data Cache 8 KBytes, 4-way set associative, 64 Bytes line size
L1 Trace Cache 12 Kuops, 8-way set associative
L2 Cache 512 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64 Bytes line size
L2 Speed 1992.6 MHz (Full)
L2 Location On Chip
L2 Data Prefetch Logic yes
L2 Bus Width 256 bits

Mainboard and chipset
Motherboard manufacturer Dell Computer Corp.
Motherboard model 00T606,
BIOS vendor Dell Computer Corporation
BIOS revision A09
BIOS release date 11/01/2004
Chipset Intel i845G rev. A1
Southbridge Intel 82801DB (ICH4) rev. 01
Sensor chip SMSC 6701
Graphic Interface AGP
AGP Status enabled, rev. 2.0
AGP Data Transfer Rate 4x
AGP Max Rate 4x
AGP Side Band Addressing supported, enabled

DRAM Size 768 MBytes
DRAM Frequency 132.8 MHz
CAS# Latency 2.5 clocks
RAS# to CAS# 3 clocks
RAS# Precharge 3 clocks
Cycle Time (TRAS) 6 clocks
DRAM Idle Timer 16 clocks
# of memory modules 2
Module 0 Micron Technology DDR PC2100 - 256 MBytes
Module 1 Kingston DDR PC2100 - 512 MBytes

Windows version Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
DirectX version 9.0c
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  1. Your mobo should take any northwood A (100/400 fsb) or northwood B (133/533 fsb) chip.
    The fastest chip made was the 3.06 P4b.
    Ebay is your best bet. It would be a major upgrade, but still leave you out of the loop. I believe the P4b 3.06 was released in 03, so you would still be running a 3 year old chip. Still, it would perform almost twice what the P4a 2.0 does.
  2. I'll let you know tommorow what your max chip would be for sure.
  3. hey endyen you post on here alot more than i do so u might know this...Who i talk to around here bout getting my old account reactivated?
  4. You could try any of the mods, but your best bet would be to PM Fredi.
  5. You can upgrade your CPU simply by breaking off a pin. The pin is called "BSEL0" and breaking it off will make your CPU be detected at 2.66GHz. Whether or not its able to function at that speed is anyone's guess.
  6. Sry i was a lil late with the info bud. This list shows what u can put in there and is the most up to date i could find. As far as RAM there is no official limit listed but i'd look into getting a 1 Gig stick of pc-2100 and then if that works just find another and voila!! 2 Gig's of ram
    Intel Celeron Processors
    1.7 GHz Internal - 400 Mhz FSB
    Intel Willamette Processors
    1.7 GHz Internal - 400 Mhz FSB
    1.8 GHz Internal - 400 Mhz FSB
    1.9 GHz Internal - 400 Mhz FSB
    2.0 GHz Internal - 400 Mhz FSB
    Intel Northwood Processors
    2.0 GHz Internal - 400 MHz FSB
    2.26 GHz Internal - 400 MHz FSB
    2.4 GHz Internal - 400 MHz FSB
    2.26 GHz Internal - 533 MHz FSB
    2.4 GHz Internal - 533 MHz FSB
    2.53 GHz Internal - 533 MHz FSB
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