Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

What is a step code

Last response: in CPUs
Share
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

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
!