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 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove thechief73 CPUs Expert 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 | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>CPUs>What is a step code> Related ressources: ForumWhat is the significance of a 'stepping code '? Forum401 FSB on P5WDG2 WS Pro... What should be my next step ? ForumWhat happens to eVGA cards that are exchanged for Step -Up ForumPSU not powering Graphics Card - Went through the troulbeshooting step ForumAMD athlon ii x3 455, Unlocking / stepping code meaning? ForumDirectSound test results: Failure at step 19 (User verification of software): HR ForumPhenom 2 555 BE Stepping code ForumIsnt the final or next true step for cpu's organic? ForumHow can a stepping code change ForumNext Step in Troubleshooting Forumwill dual core be a step backwards short-term wise Forumhelp needed.... step sizes, airbagging, optimization and my.. ForumWhat is the unlock code for a lgcf360 ForumHow to damage a P4 in 1 easy step ForumPSU Help ForumIf is not shutdown the computer what is happening ForumWhat cpu's can i buy with this motherboard? ForumWhat i7 processor could I use?? ForumHelp with what PSU I need..! ForumWhat MoBo has EFI? More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !