Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

2.66 to 3.06 upgrade

Last response: in Computer Brands
Share
Anonymous
January 5, 2005 11:39:02 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

I have a Dimension 4550 that came with a 2.66/533 processor. According to
the Dell site, I can upgrade to a 3.06. That makes sense, so far.

Now the confusing part. I've been watching ebay and it seems like there are
two processors. The 'standard' 3.06 that seems to run in the $200 range.

Not willing to pay that.

BUT.

Isn't there always a but?

There are lots of Mobile 3.06 processors for considerably less. 478 pin
(according to the auctions).

Will these work?

Thanks in advance.

Tom

More about : upgrade

Anonymous
January 6, 2005 12:10:18 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

Mobile processors are for laptops. Upgrading a CPU is not a cost effective
upgrade. Instead, save your money and consider this:

Dimension 4700 P4-2.8Ghz Desktop $449 shipped Includes Latest Tech: DDR2,
PCI Express, Serial ATA HD
Dimension 4700 P4 520 2.8Ghz/800Mhz Bus Desktop Free 512MB DDR2-400/40GB
Serial ATA HD, Free 48x CDRW, Ethernet, 6 months ISP, Word Perfect, XP Home
SP2, 2yr warranty $449 after $150 rebate, shipped free.

Ted Zieglar

"Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net> wrote in message
news:rA0Dd.18578$6i.8727@bignews6.bellsouth.net...
>I have a Dimension 4550 that came with a 2.66/533 processor. According to
>the Dell site, I can upgrade to a 3.06. That makes sense, so far.
>
> Now the confusing part. I've been watching ebay and it seems like there
> are two processors. The 'standard' 3.06 that seems to run in the $200
> range.
>
> Not willing to pay that.
>
> BUT.
>
> Isn't there always a but?
>
> There are lots of Mobile 3.06 processors for considerably less. 478 pin
> (according to the auctions).
>
> Will these work?
>
> Thanks in advance.
>
> Tom
>
Anonymous
January 6, 2005 12:39:09 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

Oh I know all that. I've got a 1/2 dozen Dells in the house including a
nice, new 8400. If I could get a CPU cheap, then .....

What prevents a Mobile CPU from working?

Tom
"Ted Zieglar" <teddyz@notmail.com> wrote in message
news:Bb-dnZ5dE4OaA0HcRVn-hg@comcast.com...
> Mobile processors are for laptops. Upgrading a CPU is not a cost effective
> upgrade. Instead, save your money and consider this:
>
> Dimension 4700 P4-2.8Ghz Desktop $449 shipped Includes Latest Tech: DDR2,
> PCI Express, Serial ATA HD
> Dimension 4700 P4 520 2.8Ghz/800Mhz Bus Desktop Free 512MB DDR2-400/40GB
> Serial ATA HD, Free 48x CDRW, Ethernet, 6 months ISP, Word Perfect, XP
> Home SP2, 2yr warranty $449 after $150 rebate, shipped free.
>
> Ted Zieglar
>
> "Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net> wrote in message
> news:rA0Dd.18578$6i.8727@bignews6.bellsouth.net...
>>I have a Dimension 4550 that came with a 2.66/533 processor. According to
>>the Dell site, I can upgrade to a 3.06. That makes sense, so far.
>>
>> Now the confusing part. I've been watching ebay and it seems like there
>> are two processors. The 'standard' 3.06 that seems to run in the $200
>> range.
>>
>> Not willing to pay that.
>>
>> BUT.
>>
>> Isn't there always a but?
>>
>> There are lots of Mobile 3.06 processors for considerably less. 478 pin
>> (according to the auctions).
>>
>> Will these work?
>>
>> Thanks in advance.
>>
>> Tom
>>
>
Related resources
Anonymous
January 6, 2005 12:39:10 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

Tom Scales wrote:
> Oh I know all that. I've got a 1/2 dozen Dells in the house
> including a nice, new 8400. If I could get a CPU cheap, then .....
>
> What prevents a Mobile CPU from working?
>
> Tom
> "Ted Zieglar" <teddyz@notmail.com> wrote in message
> news:Bb-dnZ5dE4OaA0HcRVn-hg@comcast.com...
>> Mobile processors are for laptops. Upgrading a CPU is not a cost
>> effective upgrade. Instead, save your money and consider this:
>>
>> Dimension 4700 P4-2.8Ghz Desktop $449 shipped Includes Latest Tech:
>> DDR2, PCI Express, Serial ATA HD
>> Dimension 4700 P4 520 2.8Ghz/800Mhz Bus Desktop Free 512MB
>> DDR2-400/40GB Serial ATA HD, Free 48x CDRW, Ethernet, 6 months ISP,
>> Word Perfect, XP Home SP2, 2yr warranty $449 after $150 rebate,
>> shipped free. Ted Zieglar
>>
>> "Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net> wrote in message
>> news:rA0Dd.18578$6i.8727@bignews6.bellsouth.net...
>>> I have a Dimension 4550 that came with a 2.66/533 processor.
>>> According to the Dell site, I can upgrade to a 3.06. That makes
>>> sense, so far. Now the confusing part. I've been watching ebay and
>>> it seems like
>>> there are two processors. The 'standard' 3.06 that seems to run in
>>> the $200 range.
>>>
>>> Not willing to pay that.
>>>
>>> BUT.
>>>
>>> Isn't there always a but?
>>>
>>> There are lots of Mobile 3.06 processors for considerably less. 478
>>> pin (according to the auctions).
>>>
>>> Will these work?
>>>
>>> Thanks in advance.
>>>
>>> Tom

The mainboard has to supply a lower voltage for the mobile processor.
Check www.intel.com. I wonder why so many mobile CPUs available...

Q
Anonymous
January 6, 2005 9:41:50 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

"Quaoar" <quaoar@tenthplanet.net> wrote in message
news:trKdnQ5CHtBpNUHcRVn-vQ@comcast.com...
> Tom Scales wrote:

> The mainboard has to supply a lower voltage for the mobile processor.
> Check www.intel.com. I wonder why so many mobile CPUs available...
>
> Q
>
That's what I suspected.
Anonymous
January 6, 2005 9:41:51 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

"Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net> wrote in message
news:Bp9Dd.21299$6i.13324@bignews6.bellsouth.net...
>
> "Quaoar" <quaoar@tenthplanet.net> wrote in message
> news:trKdnQ5CHtBpNUHcRVn-vQ@comcast.com...
>> Tom Scales wrote:
>
>> The mainboard has to supply a lower voltage for the mobile processor.
>> Check www.intel.com. I wonder why so many mobile CPUs available...
>>
>> Q
>>
> That's what I suspected.
>


The mobile chip (SL77P) runs from somewhere around 1.2v up to 1.55 and has
speed step - and there's another mobile 3.06 (SL7DT) that runs 1.25 to 1.4v
(http://www.cpu-world.com/sspec/Mobile%20Pentium%204.htm...) , whereas the *3*
desktop chips default at slightly different volatages. (
http://www.cpu-world.com/sspec/Pentium%204.html ).


All the desktop chips are 0.13nm Northwoods, so I'm not quite sure why the
differences....


Stew
Anonymous
January 6, 2005 2:39:54 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

"Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net> wrote:
>I have a Dimension 4550 that came with a 2.66/533 processor. According to
>the Dell site, I can upgrade to a 3.06. That makes sense, so far.

You'll never notice a 15% increase in CPU core frequency. The FSB,
the memory, the internal busses, and everything else will still be
running at the 'old' speeds, and it's (IMHO) a waste of money. Save
up for the dual-CPU, 1GHz FSB, quad-banked memory with integrated
gigabit, PCI-x, and the new SLI video cards that are coming out next
year. 8*)
Anonymous
January 6, 2005 2:47:54 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

<William P.N. Smith> wrote in message
news:49qqt0htg2clu2pcrm3r5pfc00gmtqeq9p@4ax.com...
> "Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net> wrote:
>>I have a Dimension 4550 that came with a 2.66/533 processor. According to
>>the Dell site, I can upgrade to a 3.06. That makes sense, so far.
>
> You'll never notice a 15% increase in CPU core frequency. The FSB,
> the memory, the internal busses, and everything else will still be
> running at the 'old' speeds, and it's (IMHO) a waste of money. Save
> up for the dual-CPU, 1GHz FSB, quad-banked memory with integrated
> gigabit, PCI-x, and the new SLI video cards that are coming out next
> year. 8*)
>


I'm actually waiting for the dual core as well, as the LGA775 leaves me void
of enthusiasm.....


Stew
January 6, 2005 7:24:32 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

<William P.N. Smith> wrote in message
news:49qqt0htg2clu2pcrm3r5pfc00gmtqeq9p@4ax.com...
> "Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net> wrote:
>>I have a Dimension 4550 that came with a 2.66/533 processor. According to
>>the Dell site, I can upgrade to a 3.06. That makes sense, so far.
>
> You'll never notice a 15% increase in CPU core frequency. The FSB,
> the memory, the internal busses, and everything else will still be
> running at the 'old' speeds, and it's (IMHO) a waste of money. Save
> up for the dual-CPU, 1GHz FSB, quad-banked memory with integrated
> gigabit, PCI-x, and the new SLI video cards that are coming out next
> year. 8*)
>

Or build your own and switch to AMD Athlon 64 CPU with dual SLI
http://usa.asus.com/prog/spec.asp?m=A8N-SLI%20Deluxe&la...

Craig
Anonymous
January 7, 2005 12:04:32 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

The voltage is different, the pin assignments are also different, and
the support logic (chipset) needed is different. The mobile P4, mobile
P4-m, desktop P4 and Pentium M all use the same socket, and are all
mutually incompatible with each other.

Tom Scales wrote:
> Oh I know all that. I've got a 1/2 dozen Dells in the house including a
> nice, new 8400. If I could get a CPU cheap, then .....
>
> What prevents a Mobile CPU from working?
Anonymous
January 7, 2005 12:09:20 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

"Edward J. Neth" <ejn63@netscape.net> wrote in message
news:34691bF42mqtsU2@individual.net...
> The voltage is different, the pin assignments are also different, and the
> support logic (chipset) needed is different. The mobile P4, mobile P4-m,
> desktop P4 and Pentium M all use the same socket, and are all mutually
> incompatible with each other.
>


Which brings up the confusing model/labeling of chips used in Intel mobile
chipsets.

- mobile P4

- P4-m

- Pentium M


What is the distinction other than one of them is actually desktop chip that
runs in notebook systems?


Stew
!