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 m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources What is the significance of a 'stepping code'? Forum SolvedCan somebody give me a step by step list of what to do while setting up my PC after building it? Forum SolvedWhat would be the next step in upgrading my computer? Forum SolvedTime to step my game up. What direction to take? Forum What is the best step by step online guide to build custom high end PC for total beginner? Forum SolvedWhat is generally the next step in upgrading my PC for the next generation? (specs in the description) Forum SolvedCode 10 device did not start for seagate backup plus, what is wrong? Forum my acer comp with vista shows only configuring step 3 of 3 for 3 days now what do i do Forum What's my next step? Forum Lost user settings. I've started troubleshooting; what's my next step? Forum what do l to hook my hotspot to my laptop step by step Forum SolvedWhats next step for this build? Forum SolvedWhats my next step? Forum Solvedwhat does 4010ffffffe01c130 error code mean ? Forum SolvedWhat does this code do or say? What function does it serve on a website? Forum Whats my best step, and whats possible? Forum SolvedServer Hacked: What's this code's purpose? Forum SolvedMSi mobo giving me debug code 66 which means "late cpu initialization" What is it and what can i do about it. Forum Solved900$ Gaming Rig (Whats my next step?) Forum Solvedwhat does an ssid code look like and where is it located? Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !