|The original CPU in the PC was a p4 2.8ghz (478).|
Mobo I believe is a GX170.
Got hold of a p4 3.4ghz (prescott, 478, 1mb cache, HT).
Replaced it (changed thermal paste), on start up, it said it did not recognize the CPU. It was still possible for it to run at the slower speed of the original processor.
Though information on dell website said the optiplex could handle higher p4 speeds, their helpline said it was only up to 3.06
Anyone had any helpful experience with getting a faster processor working on a dell mobo?
Does dell have any official BIOS that will get the faster processor to work, or is there an unofficial BIOS that will get it to work? Or is there any other software or information that will help?
Is there any more information to give about the system that will be of any help?
Or is this a complete dead end, is it just not possible for it to work?
(p.s. I already know that it would be cheaper to buy new equipment than buy old, so there's no need to tell me that ;) )