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Pentium 4 for pentium d

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February 19, 2011 6:53:28 PM

does anybody know if a pentium 4 in a dimension 8200 can be replaced with a pentium d from a xps 400?

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February 19, 2011 6:57:54 PM

My suggestion would be to look at the specs for the motherboard.
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February 20, 2011 9:45:41 PM

Pentium D needs a 945 chipset I believe. And like is said its a different socket all together.
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February 21, 2011 8:24:34 AM

voltagenic said:
I don't think the Intel 850 or 850E chipsets, whichever one you have in the 8200 supports Pentium D's. Not only that but the Intel 850 or 850E chipsets don't support a 800mhz fsb AND they are both have different sockets.

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/xps400/sm...

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim8200/t...


Like this poster pointed out... You have a physical limitation and a chipset limitation. Physically that Pentium D has 775 pads and that Pentium 4 has 478 pins... so physically they are not interchangeable.

Some later Pentium 4 models are the same physical socket as a Pentium D and are interchangeable if the chipset and system bus/BIOS will support said upgrade.
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