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November 28, 2010 12:12:48 AM

Here is the Compatibility Chart for your computer: Processor

Processor type
Intel� Pentium� 4 processor 520, 530, 540, 550, 560, or 570 with HT Technology

Intel Pentium 4 that runs at 2.8, 3.0, 3.2, 3.4, 3.6, and 3.8 GHz internally and 800 MHz externally

Level 1 (L1) cache
16 KB

Level 2 (L2) cache
1-MB (displayed in system setup) pipelined-burst, eight-way set associative, write-back SRAM

Summary: Unfortunately No
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December 2, 2010 5:02:09 AM

I think I have the latest version of the BIOS which is A10. Anyways I already tried the 670 with no success.
December 6, 2010 11:50:53 PM

I'll just give you the whole thing.

Intel Pentium 4 670 SL7Z3 3.80GHZ/2M/800/04B and the model number is 3517B391
December 8, 2010 6:05:19 PM

I believe you PM'd me about this. There was a GX280 (i believe) thread with similar issues. The 670 didn't work there, but the 570 could. I seems some the 6x0 cpu series would work, and the fastest 6x0 I remember hearing about that worked was a 650 cpu. So, in the end, the 570 would be the best buy.
December 17, 2010 7:17:11 AM

December 18, 2010 3:53:56 AM

jt212005 said:
Hello, I was wondering if the P4 670 would work in a Dell Dimension 4700 also?

I also have a Dell 4700 and it came standard with a P4 521. This is a 64-bit processor. All the "0" ending processors are only 32-bit. With that being said, could the compatable listing be amended to include the "1" ending processors. This information is from cpu-world's website regarding Intel processor-number. I looked first at dell's original configuration page for my Service tag. Eventually I even removed the processor and checked the nomenclature listed. I also am looking to upgrade the processor. The 6xx series were used with the 945 Intel chipsets, which is why they are not compatable with the motherboard of the 4700, which uses the 915 series. This brings up the option to think of changing out the motherboard and yet there are some compatability issues even with that.
Upgrading to Win 7 is something that I am contemplating. I would like to make use of the 64-bit capability of the P4, yet it doesn't have the necessary Virtualiztion technology required, hence the changeout of the MoBo.
December 21, 2010 9:14:19 PM

Yeah! I have the A10 version of the BIOS.
September 2, 2011 10:37:43 PM

Hi guys brand new here and i decided to join this because of this thread . Now i had home a old dell dimension 4700 and i decided to make it work again just for the fun of it...than i saw people asking about the Intel Pentium 4 5 min ago i ordered my 3.8 ghz cpu....i will take this shot and i will post again when its installed and tried out...will update with pic too..

here how my dell stays right now....cpu 2.8, hdd 200g...power supply ...antec 430w...gpu asus radeon hd 4850 512mb....2 fans of 120mm added for cool air added on cpu stripped to northbrige:p  ....4 gig of ram ddr2 guys i will get back in few days probably on the end of next week ....WITH GOOD NEWS..:) 
September 3, 2011 12:11:50 AM

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I purchased a dell 4700 for about two thousand dollars, 3-4 years ago, custom built online.. it was configured w/ the 2.6, for two hundred dollard more the 2.8, for two hundred dollard more I got the 3.0, I looked at the cost of the 670 3.8, but it was an eight hundred dollar step up and I couldnt afford it. Now that the dell 4700's are all but dinosaurs, I upgraded mine to the fastest single core processor, known to man.. the Prescott 670, with 2mb level2 cache and hyperthreading technology ( a process that utilizes a single core processor as dual processors ) What a night and day difference it has made, along with the 4 gigs of ram at 533mhz from Kingston, for less than 75 bucks for all of it on e-bay. If your still on a 915 chipset and feel like your underpowered, this, without a doubt is the best upgrade you can make, short of spending another 3 grand to get another computer, that again will be out of date in 3-4 years. When researching the Prescott processors, their referred to as ovens very frequently, the only reason technology went to dual and quad core wasnt for performance issues initially, it was because they couldnt control the heat dissipitation, I've added 2 more 80mm fans and run at 31 celcius, just use a fan controller and set to auto, or you cant hear yourself think. Great product for a quick and easy upgrade, took less than 5 minutes to triple my cpu's output, for like I said... less than 75 bucks.
September 12, 2011 9:12:00 PM

ok guys im back and as i promised u with good news.For all of u out there who wondering if the Intel Pentium 4 670 3.8 mhz ....800fsb and so on works on a dell dimension 4700? YES IT DOES. currently im running 1 in my dell dimension 4700 and i just put it in thats i can have win 7 64-bit.
cpu score jumped from 3.7 to 4.3
if u guys email me ill send pic with cpuid.

so go on order 1:) 
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