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Dell dimension 4550 533mhz processor upgrade

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September 18, 2010 1:08:02 PM

Hello,
Just wanting to know if my my Dell 4550 system has Hyper-Threading Technology so I can upgrade to the 3.06 processor? My System:

1W393 Processor, 80532, 2.53, 512K, 533, Socket N, C1
1 J0592 Card, Planar, Dimension 4550 A/N, EPPID

When looking at the 3.06 it indicates:
To ensure your system is enabled with Hyper-Threading Technology, look for the Intel Pentium 4 Processor with HT Technology logo.Processor - 1 x Intel Pentium 4 3.06 GHz ( 533 MHz ) - L2 512 KB - OEM
Does this mean if you already have the 3.06 look for the logo?

Main Features
•Compatible Slots : 1 x processor - Socket 478
•Cache Memory : L2 Advanced Transfer Cache - 512 KB
•Bus Speed : 533 MHz
•Clock Speed : 3.06 GHz
•Processor Qty : 1
•Processor Type : Intel Pentium 4
•Product Type : Processor
•Product Description : Intel Pentium 4 3.06 GHz processor

Will this chip work in my unit?
THKS
a c 435 V Motherboard
September 18, 2010 2:29:50 PM

More than likely, but I wouldn't spend too much for it. If your board is getting old, better to save for a new board/cpu/ram upgrade.
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September 19, 2010 12:07:06 AM

Have allready droped $300 in unit.... 500gb HD, 2g mem, HIS 4670 video card, 420w PS. 3.06 processor with fan will be $90. Will there be that much more speed from 2.53 to 3.06 with HTT? What do you mean by getting old, as in age, use or both. Unit has not had heavy use or abuse. THKS
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a c 435 V Motherboard
September 19, 2010 11:32:03 AM

I would go oem for the 3.06 if you decide to go ahead and get it. Starmicro has it listed on pricewatch for $30. Your old heatsink should be ok for it. And the 478 platforms are getting old. Your board could fail at any time; bad caps are common for some boards from this era, so read up on changing out a motherboard if you haven't done it yet. I also recommend a small ssd for boot up when you upgrade to a newer platform with sata II or III. The boot times are impressive, and they are twice at fast installing windows 7.
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