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Celeron into AMD Athlon switch?

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July 14, 2003 8:05:34 PM

I have a question, since i forgot the answer.
My friend has a Intel Celeron processor, but he wants to put a AMD athlon in his motherboard instead, or a P4, is this possible?

July 14, 2003 8:11:11 PM


With a judicious use of silly-putty or play-dough both a P4 and an Athlon can be fitted onto any mobo.

Of course if you want them to actually do something other than sit there and look pretty, well that's a whole different kettle of fish-sticks.

If you want the processor to actually work, than an Athlon is way out and a P4 is only possible <i>if</i> it was a P4 Celeron to begin with, which it probably wasn't. But who knows.

If you could tell us the actual motherboard involved it would make a huge difference to the quality of information. Even just the socket type would be ten times more useful than the extremely limited information that you've given.

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July 14, 2003 8:11:15 PM

Hell no!

There is no smell better than fried silicon :evil: 
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July 14, 2003 8:21:23 PM

Erm, He has a Dell Dimension 2350, and i don't know the motherboard unfortunately :( . i hope you know stuff about Dell

July 14, 2003 8:34:22 PM

One quick Google search for "Dell dimension 2350" and voila:

The following specifications detail the range of options with the Dimension 2350 series.

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Intel® Pentium® 4 processors at 2.2 or 2.4 GHz with 512 KB L2 cache

Intel® Celeron® processor at 2.0 or 2.2 GHz with 128 KB L2 cache

Intel 845GL chipset

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July 14, 2003 8:36:19 PM

Thank you for that information. :) 

According to Dell, the Dimension 2350 uses an i845GL chipset. It's a 400MHz FSB motherboard and comes with PC2100 (DDR266) RAM.

The fastest processor that you can upgrade to with that system is a Pentium4 2.5GHz NorthwoodA with a 400MHz Front-Side-Bus. (Not to be confused with the 2.53GHz Pentium4 NorthwoodB with a 533MHz FSB, which this motherboard will <i>not</i> support.)

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July 14, 2003 9:04:39 PM

FYI: there is now a P4 2.6A NW 400FSB. I know someone who bought one from and installed it in his Dell 8200.

...patiently waiting for 10Ghz processors and immersible virtual reality.
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July 15, 2003 1:53:14 AM

His board will support and Intel P4 with a "400MHz" front side bus (FSB).

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July 15, 2003 5:54:09 AM

AMD athlon uses socket A
Celeron uses Socket 370
Pentium 4 uses Socket 423/478
Does it sound like it would fit?
July 16, 2003 10:59:12 AM

With a Hammer and nails, ANY CPU will fit!!

Even the Amazing 68000!

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July 17, 2003 12:29:31 AM

My guess is that it would work, just like a car has extensions to be compatible to attach a space shuttle mode to it... :smile:

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