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Adding a faster CPU (NEED HELP)

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May 4, 2007 10:08:36 PM

I want to upgrade my CPU from 2.8ghz Pentium4 HT to something a bit faster. The thing is I dont know what CPU my motherboard will support. Given my chipset whats the fastest CPU I could upgrade to??? Here are my system stats from PC WIZARD

Manufacturer : Dell Computer Corporation (Model Dell DIMENSION DIM4600)
Mainboard : Dell Computer Corp. 02Y832
Chipset : Intel i865PE
Processor : Intel Pentium 4 @ 2800 MHz
Physical Memory : 1536 MB (3 x 512 DDR-SDRAM )
Video Card : Nvidia Corp GeForce 6600 [NV43]
Hard Disk : WDC (120 GB)
Hard Disk : WDC (120 GB)
DVD-Rom Drive : LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1693S
CD-Rom Drive : Lite-On LTN486S 48x Max
DVD-Rom Drive : BF0248X GZE422X SCSI CdRom Device
Monitor Type : NEC Technologies NEC FE991SB - 18 inches
Network Card : Broadcom Corp BCM5705 NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet
Network Card : Intel Corporation PRO/100 VE Network Connection
Operating System : Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.01.2600 Service Pack 2
DirectX : Version 9.0c (December 2007)

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May 4, 2007 10:11:38 PM

If you need a good performance boost, all I can say is; GET RID OF IT and buy an new PC.
May 4, 2007 10:16:21 PM

^^^Yea Im thinking of getting a new PC ....however I want to wait until CPUs with a FSB of 1333mhz comes out, and from what I understand that could happen in as little as four months.....
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May 4, 2007 10:46:36 PM

I have to agree with everyone else. Retails systems ARE NOT upgrade friendly.
May 4, 2007 11:04:24 PM

As i know Intel 865 chipset only supports Pentium 4 90nm.
you may go for Pentium 4 540(3.2GHZ,1Mb cashe) or 640(3.2GHZ,2MB cashe) 90nm version.
I recently get 640 as low as 53$.
May 4, 2007 11:05:22 PM

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Since you have a dell it is unlikely that you will be able to upgrade the cpu at all. You would have to check with Dell to see if it is possible to upgrade it or not probably.


I believe Dell's webpage allows users to find all available Dell certified upgrades by entering the service tag number for the particular machine.

Search returns will include CPU upgrades (if they are available). Still, I would hestitate to actually buy the part from Dell, since they seem to attach a hefty surcharge for CPUs. Before the price drop, they were asking about $450 for an E6600 that anyone could get a Newegg for $317.
May 4, 2007 11:31:35 PM

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^^^Yea Im thinking of getting a new PC ....however I want to wait until CPUs with a FSB of 1333mhz comes out, and from what I understand that could happen in as little as four months.....

1-What the heck do you need FSB 1333 or HTT3.0 for if you're not running a corporate file server?!
2-Those FSB 1333 Intel parts will be a bit pricey at their release
3-Take a look on the other side of the fence; you could get a X2 3600+, motherboard and RAM for less than $200 and upgradeability is still good.
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