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CPU upgrade question

Q: CPU upgrade question

Hello, I was recently given a Dell Dimension 2400 from a friend. It had absolutely no upgrades, however I had old parts sitting around and I gave it a bit of an upgrade. I put in 4gb of ram (however found out it had only supported up to 2gb, so I had to remove a card) and added a Visiontek Radeon 9200 graphics card in. Now, I have two processors here that look like the might fit, but I wasn't sure. So, I was hoping to get a second opinion from someone who has a bit more experience with this than I do. I have two spare processors

one of them is a Pentium 4 3.00Ghz (

the other is a Pentium 4 1.6Ghz (

Would either of them work? Also, would upgrading to windows 7/vista increase the support for ram? Thank you.

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A: CPU upgrade question

Socket details:

Pentium 4 3.00Ghz is LGA775
Pentium 4 1.6Ghz is PPGA478
That is two different architectures.

Specs for Dell Dimension 2400

Intel Pentium 4 that runs at 2.2 or 2.4 GHz
internally and 400 MHz externally, or 2.266, 2.4,
2.53, 2.66, 2.8, or 3.06 GHz internally and 533 MHz

Intel Celeron that runs at 2.0, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5,
2.6, or 2.7 GHz internally and 400 MHz externally.Click to expand...

Please note this would be PPGA478 architecture not LGA775.

What CPU is currently in the computer?

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A:CPU upgrade question

- Its not a lame question

I don't know exactly, but I don't think that you'll be able to upgrade to get much more performance just be upgrading the CPU.

Although its the most expensive option, new CPU /mem/ mobo will probably be the only option that will give you a significant performance boost.

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More experienced members may alter that slightly, but that's about right I think.

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A:another cpu upgrade question


There is simply only one answer for this question. Save you money and apply it on a newer unit.

The concerns I have are as follows:

The Gateway platform has so many proprietary items that they are tough to upgrade.

As a rule, their power supplies are working right at the edge a good bit of the time, so as you add things, there is not enough power to run the items you are looking at.

The Evergreen chip while it will do the job will not suffice for the gains you are looking for.

Many times the cases (don't know about yours) for Gateway, again are proprietay, so not everything new fits in them.

Sdram will work but can not compete with DDR when it comes to speed.

A suggestion:

Why not take that 200 bucks and buy a nice case with a good power supply.

Take the money left from that (100 plus bucks or so) and buy a newer motherboard (about 50 or so) that accepts both the Sdram and the DDR memory. (There are several that accept either)

That way you can use your present memory until you get enough money to buy the DDR.

Buy a used CPU on Ebay for about 50 and you are in business.

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A:Upgrade question

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Quote: Originally Posted by trinaz

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Make sure you buy a good power supply unit to avoid fluctuating current flow and system crashes. You will need this adapter to make it fir to the Dell PSU connectors , but any good ATX power supply will fit.
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A:after upgrade question

Program Files (x86) is the default location for 32-bit applications.

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please let me know,

A:upgrade question

Depends on what you play. Some games rely more on CPU power, some on GPU power, some are pretty balanced. Neither of what you have is not significantly inferior.
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darkspym7 said:

My laptop can support a maximum of 2gb and has a 2 memory slots. Will a 2gb stick in 1 slot work, or must I get 2 1gb sticks?Click to expand...

got to and do a system scan, it should tell you exactly what you can put in what slots and what the max is. What is your laptop
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A:P4 Upgrade question...

i need an upgrade like that too

I am having the same problem persay

my cpu is the only thing i haven't upgraded yet
right now i got the p4 478 2.4ghz probably like u (mine is not an HP thou)
and i wouldn't mind getting the 3.0ghz

my mobo specs are
PCChips M925G (V9.1b)

CPU : Socket 478 for Intel Pentium 4, Prescott Celeron processor
FSB : 533/400 MHz
Chipset: P4M266A/8235

at newegg the 3.0s avaliable have a 800mhz FSB
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are the 3.0ghz 800mhz CPUs BACK-COMPATIBLE with a 533mhz Mobo?
does my chipset limit the processor vertion ergo limiting my upgrade?

478's at newegg:

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I would think that it is backward compatable with the ATA-5. The only difference in the ATA standard is the data access speeds. ATA-5 is 66MBps and ATA-6 is 100MBps. As far as the RPM speed goes it will work but probably at the slower speed of 4200 like HP stated.
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Hi, Welcome to Seven forums.

First of all I will like to talk about your current GPU (HD 6310). It is not meant for modern games and will sure stutter.

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A:Ram Upgrade Question

No the slot is keyed to DDR3 which means DDR4 modules will not fit.
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Hi there Phill3990!

Don't worry, there's nothing too complicated when using a SSD.

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A:Another upgrade question

Quote: Originally Posted by Steven72555

I have currently installed ONLY XP Pro. I used to have Vista Premium installed on a separate partition, But I uninstalled that. I purchased Windows 7 Upgrade disk.

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A:Upgrade question

Originally Posted by tideripper

HI folks.
I recently purchased an oem system that came with Vista 64 and a promise of a free upgrade to 7. My question is, with the upgrade, will I be able to do a clean install or just upgrade?
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Either. Clean is definetely preferred.

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PC2100 is DDR266, which is what that system uses.
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Yes, that is a valid upgrade path...

Upgrade Install with Windows 7
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Playing Battlefield 3 ATM.
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A:WIN-XP to WIN-7 upgrade question

Quote: Originally Posted by manne

Two years ago I upgraded to WIN-7 from WIN-XP OEM, using a retail version upgrade. The upgrade included both the 32bit and 64bit version. Unfortunately I missed the boat by installing the 32bit version.
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Many thanks for your response

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Upgrade works, but it takes a looong time. Sort of like installing the Service packs for Vista (shrugs). And it kind of makes a mess on the hard drive too. I prefer to clean install and then reinstall my apps.
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The AMD E-300 (codename Zacate) is a dual core processor for small notebooks and netbooks. It offers a relatively powerful integrated graphics card and a single ...Click to expand...

It appears you have a portable device that likely doesn't have upgrade options. If your device maker doesn't list upgrade options on their website, you can likely scratch this idea.

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A:CPU upgrade question....

I had a similar situation, AMD 100 system, and Motherboard could accept up to 200. I had a 233 chip from a friend's old computer and it ran sweet for a couple of days, and then death occurred. A friend determined that I had blown the Motherboard, and it could have been caused by the higher powered processor.

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A lot of folks recommend using matched sticks to avoid compatibility issues. I've successfully used mixed sticks before but only after verifying all of the specs on the original stick. You can do that by using a free memory advisor tool from Crucial (or pretty much any of the well known memory companies like Kingston, G.Skill, etc.)

RAM Memory Upgrade: Dell, Mac, Apple, HP, Compaq. USB drives, SSD at

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You want to keep Vista on the old computer, but also use it to qualify for Upgrade version on the new one?

Under the EULA the XP or Vista qualifying for using Win7 Upgrade version cannot be used during the period it is qualifier. So you couldn't use it to qualify if you intent to use it on the old machine, too.

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Base processor
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800 MHz Front side bus
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Intel 915GV
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Component Attributes
Memory Installed 1 GB (2 x 512)
Maximum allowed 4 GB* (4 x 1GB) requires the replacement of the installed 512 MB DIMMs

*Actual available memory may be less
Speed supported PC3200 MB/sec
Type 240 pin, DDR2 SDRAM
DIMM slots Four
Open DIMM slots Two

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A:xp upgrade vs new question

You will need to fdisk and format with a Windows 98 startup disk.

Then boot up and select start computer with CD-Rom support.

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If the number is correct it is a micro-star mobo, check here, here
The server was having problems just now, hopefully up soon

Manual here
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A:Upgrade question.

It will not adapt unless you upgrade to a mobo very similar to your current one, which would be rather pointless.

You can remove all motherboard specific drivers from Device Manger, shut down, build the new system and start up. (And pray that it doesn't bluescreen)

You can also do a repair install of Windows. This will leave most of your programs intact.

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A:OEM Win 8 to Win 8 Pro upgrade question

Welcome to EightForums.

No install files needed.
Only the Upgrade key is need.
Upgrading from Windows 8 Hp to Windows 8 Pro Pack use the Add features.
Add Features to Windows 8
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You'll need to buy the Professional to Ultimate Anytime Upgrade: Windows 7 Upgrade Paths

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You should go with a bigger and a quality power supply.
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Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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Originally Posted by microsoft

Can I transfer the software to another computer or user? You may transfer the software to another computer that belongs to you. You may also transfer the software (together with the license) to a computer owned by someone else if a) you are the first licensed user of the software and b) the new user agrees to the terms of this agreement. To make that transfer, you must transfer the original media, the certificate of authenticity, the product key and the proof of purchase directly to that other person, without retaining any copies of the software. You may use the backup copy we allow you to make or the media that the software came on to transfer the software. Anytime you transfer the software to a new
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Sorry to hear that. You will need to buy Windows 7 now. Head to here:

I believe you can get the Upgrade version for about $100.

The you will need to do a clean install with it: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

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Save your money for a new system
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If you update through the Windows Store like in the tutorial below, then yes it will be a free upgrade to Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center.
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A:Upgrade Question

Better yet, try Open office. It's open source and it's free