Hello everyone. I have an ancient dimension 4600 with a Pentium 4 2.4 ghz, 512 KB cache, 533 MHz bus speed.
i have a little spending money and was wondering what processors the system supports. I've read on dell.com that the system supports up to a 2.8 ghz p4 at bus speed of 800, but I've also read that it supports all p4 processors, including the elusive Gallatin CPU, and only supports l2 cache up to 512 KB if it doesn't have on board video (like mine). also, I've heard the dimension 4600 needs the bracket replaced for 3rd party heat sinks. is this true?
I would upgrade to a new system, but only have about $40 in spending cash, and won't be getting any more anytime soon.
wow, this thread got old. well, i got a new copper heat-sink for the machine, and a upgraded CPU (3.0GHz/512/800/HT) for free, and the computer runs amazingly well. i also received an ati hd 2600 xt 512MB agp 8x card. WOOOO!