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Is it possble to ugrade my 2.8Ghz CPU to a 3+GHz CPU?

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May 2, 2004 8:06:31 AM

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Hello,

I've got a Dimension 4500 that I bought a year and a half ago which came
with a 2.8Ghz CPU (w/o hyperthreading) I'd like to know if it's possible to
upgrade it to a 3+Ghz CPU?

Thanks,

Jeff
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May 2, 2004 8:06:32 AM

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"Jeff M. Ingram" <jingram@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Hello,
>
> I've got a Dimension 4500 that I bought a year and a half ago which came
> with a 2.8Ghz CPU (w/o hyperthreading) I'd like to know if it's possible
to
> upgrade it to a 3+Ghz CPU?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Jeff
>
>

Yep. 3.06GHz/533mhz. However, you'll want to weigh the cost versus
performance increase for the machine.
Anonymous
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May 2, 2004 6:59:08 PM

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In article <c72akh$ahjh$1@news3.infoave.net>, jingram@hotmail.com
says...
> Hello,
>
> I've got a Dimension 4500 that I bought a year and a half ago which came
> with a 2.8Ghz CPU (w/o hyperthreading) I'd like to know if it's possible to
> upgrade it to a 3+Ghz CPU?

I don't know if it's possible, but a .2Ghz jump won't be noticeable. If
you get a 3Ghz with HT, if the board supported it, and if you were
running Windows XP Professional (or 2003) you might notice a increase in
performance.

If you are going after performance, a Dual Xeon 2.4Ghz system will
outperform a single CPU system in daily use - you can get the CPU's for
about $240 each, the motherboard (with Lan and Audio) for about $240,
and you may even be able to re-use everything else in your computer.
ASUS makes a PC-DL Deluxe board that screams performance when using XP
Prof or 2003.


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Anonymous
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May 2, 2004 7:14:38 PM

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"Leythos" <void@nowhere.com> wrote in message
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> In article <c72akh$ahjh$1@news3.infoave.net>, jingram@hotmail.com
> says...
> > Hello,
> >
> > I've got a Dimension 4500 that I bought a year and a half ago which came
> > with a 2.8Ghz CPU (w/o hyperthreading) I'd like to know if it's
possible to
> > upgrade it to a 3+Ghz CPU?
>
> I don't know if it's possible, but a .2Ghz jump won't be noticeable.

Which, of course, begs the question: "why do successive Intel processors
seem to be .2Ghz faster than their predecessors?"

There must be *some* performance increase surely?
Anonymous
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May 2, 2004 7:37:05 PM

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In article <yf8lc.3125$YI4.29034769@news-text.cableinet.net>,
postmaster@127.0.0.1 says...
>
> "Leythos" <void@nowhere.com> wrote in message
> news:MPG.1afed6c5248237f998a4b3@news-server.columbus.rr.com...
> > In article <c72akh$ahjh$1@news3.infoave.net>, jingram@hotmail.com
> > says...
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > I've got a Dimension 4500 that I bought a year and a half ago which came
> > > with a 2.8Ghz CPU (w/o hyperthreading) I'd like to know if it's
> possible to
> > > upgrade it to a 3+Ghz CPU?
> >
> > I don't know if it's possible, but a .2Ghz jump won't be noticeable.
>
> Which, of course, begs the question: "why do successive Intel processors
> seem to be .2Ghz faster than their predecessors?"
>
> There must be *some* performance increase surely?

In a term of numbers, any increase in CPU speed on the same model of CPU
is an increase in performance, but, is it enough to notice? I'm willing
to bet that most people would not notice any difference if they switched
from a 2.8Ghz CPU to a 3.0Ghz CPU in a blind test. On the other hand,
switching to a new model CPU does not always bring an increase in
performance either - a good example is the 586 and the Pentium Pro -
without the right OS the PP was slower. You also need to consider things
like faster hard drive (can make a BIG difference), faster video card
(and faster does not always mean Newer or newest), faster RAM, increase
FSB, etc....

Depending on the system specs, a faster video card and faster hard drive
would provide more performance than a 3.0Ghz CPU upgrade.

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