P4 Upgrade 1.7Ghz

Dell / Dimension 4600c
January 5, 2009 at 09:49:10
Specs: Windows XP, 2GB Ram, 1.7 GHZ P4 Pentium
Whats the best processor I can upgrade too?

I would like to get it in the 2.8Ghz or better range?

I know how to pop out the old one, and put the new one in... I just need to know the specs on the one I need to buy so I dont get something that doesn't work... Help Please


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#1
January 5, 2009 at 10:05:42
So when you go to Dell's site and lookup your model what are the choices?

this thread may help
http://en.community.dell.com/forums...


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#2
January 5, 2009 at 11:00:25
I don't know about your model, but generally it's not worth the trouble or expense to just upgrade a CPU. Most of the time they are running at (or close to) the maximum for the motherboard. It's usually more practical to install a new motherboard/CPU and RAM.

But for OEM machines like Dell, that creates another problem. The Dell software will usually not work with a new motherboard, unless the replacement is purchased from Dell.

But wait for other opinions.

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#3
January 5, 2009 at 11:25:32
I'm with wanderer. Go to Dell's site and see what your MOBO can handle.

"So won’t you give this man his wings
What a shame
To have to beg you to see
We’re not all the same
What a shame" - Shinedown


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January 5, 2009 at 13:20:15
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#5
January 5, 2009 at 15:20:13
lanoob, what's the intent of your post?

"So won’t you give this man his wings
What a shame
To have to beg you to see
We’re not all the same
What a shame" - Shinedown


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#6
January 6, 2009 at 07:32:11
Okey dokey, thanks guys... went to the dell site... found an intel chipset thingy for my computer after I entered my service tag... downloaded and ran it and BAM! I go from 1.7 Ghz to 2.66 Ghz? I noticed the guy that gave me the computer never accepted updates... LOL

2.66 Ghz CPU and 2 Gigs of ram... My machine is working mucho better now... Thanx again... I really like this site..


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