Somebody answer please. I need this information by Saturday noon because my boss needs to know if he needs to buy the company new processors or computers, preferably processors.
I know the answer for this for sure! I did the same exact upgrade with a gx 60 I found for free. It will take a pentium 4 2.8ghz/ 400mhz FSB socket 478. It's a northwood chip with 512mb L2 cache. After searching forever I finally found one, they are quite rare. I had it shipped in from a kid in Japan. The next best and way more available is the Pentium 4 2.6ghz 400mhz FSB socket 478. I went all out and searched for the 2.8 but I doubt the actual speed difference is negligible. I also upgraded it to the max 2GB ram. For an old rig the thing flys! I paid $75 for the processor and about 45 for the memory. I also installed a $5 USB 2.0 4 port/ 2 firewire pci card off Ebay too. The old 1.1's didn't make the cut. so for about $125 I wound up with a cranking workhorse! If you need any extra help feel free to contact me. geokohler (at} gmail
PS. There are 2 2.5 Ghz 400mhz fsb chips on Ebay right now for $37 and a bunch of 2ghz for $7 with free shipping. Even the 2ghz with 512mb cache will kick ass on the celerons 128mb. Also bumbing up the ram to 2 GB will do more then the cpu upgrade. I had a IDE to SATA adapter that plugs right into the mother board and dropped in a 500gb SATA drive I pulled from an old external USB drive. Those old dells are work horses and are easy to soup up. You can put in any 478 chip pentium or celeron as long as it's 400mhx fsb. If you were to put an 800mhz fsb pentium 4 3 ghz chip in that would even work but it would only run at 1.5 ghz because of the clock multiplier but the added 512mb of L2 cache would still cream a 1.6 celeron.