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December 30, 2010 5:34:21 PM

I was looking to upgrading my Dell 8300's processor from a Pentium 4 @3.00 ghz to something better, but I'm not to educated when it comes to processors so can anyone recommend the best upgrade I can get from my old Pentium 4? Money isn't really an issue at this point.
December 30, 2010 6:19:00 PM

Before you upgrade:
1. Run a defragmentation (Primary cause of old PC's becoming slow)
2. MAX out your system's RAM (4GB is the max for your motherboard [1GB modules in each slot])
3. Buy the CPU

https://www.upgradebay.com/c1_itemdetail.asp?rid=22&ite...
(and that is the best price I could find.)

I don't reccomend you spend that much on a CPU though.
You would be better off spending money to buy a new motherboard, CPU and RAM.
You could have a Quad Core CPU with a faster FSB and 8GB of RAM for LESS!!
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December 31, 2010 12:42:56 PM

There is no CPU on the market that will make a viable upgrade for your system, some are a little bit faster but still slow. http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim8300/s...
If money is not an Issue then it is best spent on a new modern system!
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January 3, 2011 7:18:03 PM

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