Celeron into AMD Athlon switch?

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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?

Greetings
-Dark_killerbam
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  1. Yes.

    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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  2. Hell no!

    There is no smell better than fried silicon :evil:
  3. Erm, He has a Dell Dimension 2350, and i don't know the motherboard unfortunately :(. i hope you know stuff about Dell

    Greetings
    -Dark_killerbam
  4. One quick Google search for "Dell dimension 2350" and voila:

    Quote:
    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

    Taken from <A HREF="http://www.dell.com/us/en/dhs/products/model_dimen_3_dimen_2350.htm#tabtop" target="_new">http://www.dell.com/us/en/dhs/products/model_dimen_3_dimen_2350.htm#tabtop</A>

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  5. 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.)

    "<i>Yeah, if you treat them like equals, it'll only encourage them to think they <b>ARE</b> your equals.</i>" - Thief from <A HREF="http://www.nuklearpower.com/daily.php?date=030603" target="_new">8-Bit Theater</A>
  6. FYI: there is now a P4 2.6A NW 400FSB. I know someone who bought one from googlegear.com and installed it in his Dell 8200.

    ...patiently waiting for 10Ghz processors and immersible virtual reality.
  7. His board will support and Intel P4 with a "400MHz" front side bus (FSB).

    <font color=blue>Watts mean squat if you don't have quality!</font color=blue>
  8. AMD athlon uses socket A
    Celeron uses Socket 370
    Pentium 4 uses Socket 423/478
    Does it sound like it would fit?
  9. With a Hammer and nails, ANY CPU will fit!!

    Even the Amazing 68000!


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  10. 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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