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June 10, 2010 7:00:52 PM

Hello,

I have a Dell Dimension PC with Pentium 4 2.4Ghz processor. I recently acquired a Pentium 4 3.2Ghz processor and wanted to know if I can swap it on to the Dell Dimension motherboard?

Thanks in advance for any advice
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June 10, 2010 7:30:22 PM

Need more specific info on the your current CPU or motherboard.
Pentium 4 2.4Ghz could mean either:
Pentium 4 2.6Ghz Northwood 130NM 1.525V & 58.9W TDP
Pentium 4 2.6Ghz Prescott 90nm 1.25/1.4V & 89W TDP
or maybe even something else.

Pentium 4 3.2Ghz CPU is probably a Prescott. Just need to the motherboard data to be able to check if they work together.

You can use CPU-z utility program to get the motherboard/mainboard details. Of you can use the Dell support site to find the answer there.

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June 10, 2010 8:33:00 PM

Would it be worth the time changing it out?
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June 10, 2010 9:11:45 PM

jhsong68 said:
Would it be worth the time changing it out?

It all depends on two things. One will it even fit in the motherboard and two if its a Pentium 4 3.2ghz with Hyper Threading then yea it would be worth swapping it out.

I looked on Dells website and it looks to me that it should support any socket 775 Pentium processors so I would definitely swap it out.
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June 10, 2010 9:51:17 PM

Here are some info I got for Pentium 4 3.2Ghz computer. Still have to check the dell. I will provide that information tomorrow.

Pentium 4 540
Code name Prescott
Socket 775GA
Core V: 1.360
Multiplier X16
Bus 200.9Mhz
Rated FSB: 803.6Mhz
Chipset i915/i915G
Southbridge 82801FB
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June 10, 2010 10:56:44 PM

Pentium 4 540 is a Prescott socket 775 (775 pins) CPU.

More likely than not your Pentium 4 2.4Ghz is a socket 478 (478 pins)CPU.
If that is the case it's not physically possible use a socket 775 for an upgrade.
Check the Dell system to confirm that.
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June 11, 2010 1:47:49 AM

The chances are literally 99-1 that what you want to do will not work, even if, by some wild stroke of luck, they are the same socket.
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June 11, 2010 1:54:50 AM

not true. it depends on the socket. if its a s478 then no its probly gonna be a different fsb. but if theyre both lga775 then it might work. you may need a better heatsink tho!
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June 11, 2010 8:52:32 PM

Hello Everyone,

Just checked the Dell system and it will not be physically possible as the socket is 478
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