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Intel celeron processor 2.53 ghz upgrade to? What?

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January 7, 2013 11:14:59 AM

Hello, I wish to replace my current CPU with a faster P4 w/ Hyper-threading etc... The current processor is an Intel Celeron D 326 @ 2.53 Ghz with a 533 bus and 256K Cache. aka/ SL7TU LGA 775 x86 family 15 4 stepping. 84 watts and Vid 1.25-1.40 volts. I am aware that the power supply will also need to be replaced. I have a 400 & / or 480 watt supply picked out that matches my system motherboard, a Dell Optiplex GX280 Small Mini Tower. So... Whats the deal? What Processor if any can I upgrade to? Wish list is a 3.2 Ghz or 3.4 Ghz Processor. Lowest at 3.0 Ghz. as a 2.8 hardly seems worth the trouble. I am aware I could upgrade the whole tower for about 100 - 125 bucks including shipping. However; I suspect a processor on Ebay or elsewhere to be much cheaper. Any help appreciated. You can also write me as dabonboza@yahoo.com
January 7, 2013 11:23:17 AM

That CPU is socket 775, if you want a new processor you will need a socket 1155 motherboard and DDR3 memory.
You not necessarily need to change the PSU if it works fine.
But changing processor means new motherboard and memory also.
How much do you want to spend in total for the 3 things?

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January 7, 2013 11:32:43 AM

nconde25 said:
That CPU is socket 775, if you want a new processor you will need a socket 1155 motherboard and DDR3 memory.
You not necessarily need to change the PSU if it works fine.
But changing processor means new motherboard and memory also.
How much do you want to spend in total for the 3 things?



Did you even read what he said ? :S
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January 7, 2013 11:44:27 AM

Found thread from Dell Community Forum that says compatible cpus are ..

D7459 Prescott P4 Kit, 520, 2.8Ghz, 800FSB, 1MB
DD517 Prescott P4 64bit Kit, 521, 2.8Ghz, 800FSB, 1MB
D7460 Prescott P4 Kit, 530, 3.0Ghz, 800FSB, 1MB
DD519 Prescott P4 64bit Kit, 541, 3.2Ghz, 800FSB, 1MB
D7462 Prescott P4 Kit, 540, 3.2Ghz, 800FSB, 1MB
D7463 Prescott P4 Kit, 550, 3.4Ghz, 800FSB, 1MB
M8964 Prescott P4 Kit, 550, 3.4Ghz, 800FSB, 1MB
D7464 Prescott P4 Kit, 560, 3.6Ghz, 800FSB, 1MB
M8965 Prescott P4 Kit, 570, 3.8Ghz, 800FSB, 1MB

They also so to ensure you have the latest BIOS before swapping cpu's and to replace the heatsink/fan with a new 3rd party low profile cooler due to the extra noise the stock one will make to keep heat done.
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January 7, 2013 11:54:01 AM

nimbah_52 said:
Did you even read what he said ? :S

Ups.
A new CPU for such an ancient rig is a waste of money anyway.
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January 7, 2013 12:25:46 PM

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January 7, 2013 12:31:29 PM

das_stig said:
Found thread from Dell Community Forum that says compatible cpus are ..

D7459 Prescott P4 Kit, 520, 2.8Ghz, 800FSB, 1MB
DD517 Prescott P4 64bit Kit, 521, 2.8Ghz, 800FSB, 1MB
D7460 Prescott P4 Kit, 530, 3.0Ghz, 800FSB, 1MB
DD519 Prescott P4 64bit Kit, 541, 3.2Ghz, 800FSB, 1MB
D7462 Prescott P4 Kit, 540, 3.2Ghz, 800FSB, 1MB
D7463 Prescott P4 Kit, 550, 3.4Ghz, 800FSB, 1MB
M8964 Prescott P4 Kit, 550, 3.4Ghz, 800FSB, 1MB
D7464 Prescott P4 Kit, 560, 3.6Ghz, 800FSB, 1MB
M8965 Prescott P4 Kit, 570, 3.8Ghz, 800FSB, 1MB

They also so to ensure you have the latest BIOS before swapping cpu's and to replace the heatsink/fan with a new 3rd party low profile cooler due to the extra noise the stock one will make to keep heat done.


Thank You Very Much! I searched and searched INTEL - no document / pdf seems to exist there like the one you found. I have upgraded the BIOS to version A08... this is the latest available for the unit. Now I search Ebay etc... thanks again. As to the reply from others: They seem clueless as to the point of it all - to have fun putzing with this stuff!
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January 7, 2013 1:23:06 PM

A Core 2 Duo will outperform a 3,000 MHz Pentium D when clocked at only 1400 MHz!
- That's without even loading both cores.

Seriously, if you need to replace half your other hardware anyway you may as well just get a new motherboard & CPU, then look at PSU and Video Card.
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January 7, 2013 1:40:41 PM

Maybe he has a personal attachment to the rig. :p 
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January 7, 2013 3:46:02 PM

The old stuff sells at such a premium these days, while the newer stuff is cheaper because it was manufactured using a significantly more advanced die shrink than stuff from circa 2002.

I can understand keeping a PC around with ISA 16 slots (for real Creative Sound Blaster 16/32 AWE, etc and real DOS), but a pseudo modern machine that costs nearly $500 to bring up to spec...

- Heck just replace it with a Core i3 + 4GB DDR3-1333 + $85 motherboard and be done with it.

Would not just be measurably faster, but it would save money in the medium to long term too.
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January 14, 2013 4:57:05 PM

das_stig said:
Found thread from Dell Community Forum that says compatible cpus are ..

D7459 Prescott P4 Kit, 520, 2.8Ghz, 800FSB, 1MB
DD517 Prescott P4 64bit Kit, 521, 2.8Ghz, 800FSB, 1MB
D7460 Prescott P4 Kit, 530, 3.0Ghz, 800FSB, 1MB
DD519 Prescott P4 64bit Kit, 541, 3.2Ghz, 800FSB, 1MB
D7462 Prescott P4 Kit, 540, 3.2Ghz, 800FSB, 1MB
D7463 Prescott P4 Kit, 550, 3.4Ghz, 800FSB, 1MB
M8964 Prescott P4 Kit, 550, 3.4Ghz, 800FSB, 1MB
D7464 Prescott P4 Kit, 560, 3.6Ghz, 800FSB, 1MB
M8965 Prescott P4 Kit, 570, 3.8Ghz, 800FSB, 1MB

They also so to ensure you have the latest BIOS before swapping cpu's and to replace the heatsink/fan with a new 3rd party low profile cooler due to the extra noise the stock one will make to keep heat done.


Found the processor for $10.00 on Ebay, cooler / heat sink is about $8.00. Now all I need is a cheap power supply!
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