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Old 10-20-2006, 11:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I Have a Dell and it has 1 gig ram and it has a P4 2.40 Ghz. I was wondering if i could take that out and for more speed put either celeron 2.50 or my P4 2.66. Will it fry if i insert a new cpu????


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Old 10-20-2006, 11:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Probably not, I've installed several Dell laptop cpus, they're remarkably upgradable laptops. You'll just need to the find Dell Part number that the proper cpu will use. Try this site out:
or the Dell support forums and then buy the cpu off of ebay. Dell almost always has service manuals available on their website.
All you'll need to know is the model number of your laptop and you'll be good.

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Old 10-20-2006, 11:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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the thing is its a desktop, and i said those two because i have them in my possession i just wanted to see if i could pop them in and out and see if i notice speed increase
i dont want to destroy my comp, i want to know if i have to do more then just take the one out and put the others ones i took out of other comps in

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it shouldn't fry but there are certain compatibility issues you may have. namely related to HT and the FSB but i can't be sure. i am assuming it must be a socket 478 P4 given the clock speed so you would have to be sure to get s478
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Old 10-21-2006, 03:54 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Neither would fry it unless they're a different pin count and you jam em in or something.

Check the chipset on the motherboard to make sure it can support the upgraded processor FSB. Dell's website should have the appropriate information, though I'd imagine those 3 procs would all run the same FSB. Even if the motherboard didn't support it, it would toast anything, it just would run slower, or possibly not at all.

Don't use the Celeron though, it'd actually run slower than the 2.4 P4
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