What is a step code Tags: CPUs Celeron Dimension Dell Pentium Last response: November 23, 2010 10:18 PM in CPUs Share oz48 November 23, 2010 9:35:27 PM Hello, I want to replace the cpu in my dell dimension 1100 from a celeron 2.53 to a Pentium 4 2.8. I got the part number from Dell but am confused by the various step codes. Do I need to worry about this? More about : step code thechief73 a b à CPUs November 23, 2010 10:18:29 PM Hi oz48, Welcome to THW. Step codes are when the manufacture has made changes/improvements to the manufacturing process, so the later the stepping code the more up to date the chip is. Here is a link to Wiki that explains it in detail: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stepping_(version_numbers) I hope that helps Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources What is the significance of a 'stepping code '? Forum 401 FSB on P5WDG2 WS Pro... What should be my next step ? Forum What happens to eVGA cards that are exchanged for Step -Up Forum PSU not powering Graphics Card - Went through the troulbeshooting step Forum AMD athlon ii x3 455, Unlocking / stepping code meaning? Forum DirectSound test results: Failure at step 19 (User verification of software): HR Forum Phenom 2 555 BE Stepping code Forum Isnt the final or next true step for cpu's organic? Forum How can a stepping code change Forum Next Step in Troubleshooting Forum will dual core be a step backwards short-term wise Forum help needed.... step sizes, airbagging, optimization and my.. Forum What is the unlock code for a lgcf360 Forum How to damage a P4 in 1 easy step Forum PSU Help Forum If is not shutdown the computer what is happening Forum What cpu's can i buy with this motherboard? Forum What i7 processor could I use?? Forum Help with what PSU I need..! Forum What MoBo has EFI? Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !