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Old 11-05-2003, 08:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default upgrading my PC

I have a Dell Dimension L500CX
with a 498 Mhtz Intel Celeron processor and I would like to upgrade only the microprocessor.
Which is the recomended step I should follow?

These are some other specs:

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 1 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer Dell Computer Corporation
System Model L500cx
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 6 Stepping 5 GenuineIntel ~498 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Intel Corp.
CA8 1020A.10A.0015.P04.0002241401, 2/24/2000
SMBIOS Version 2.3
Total Physical Memory 256.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 102.81 MB
Total Virtual Memory 880.04 MB
Available Virtual Memory 510.37 MB
Page File Space 625.74 MB


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Old 11-05-2003, 09:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The problem you will come up against in only upgrading the chip is mobo compatibility. Not sure what kind of mobo you are using or what kind of chip you are looking to get. Dell's are natoriuos for putting in mobo that can not be upgraded too much. Since they want you to but more of their pc's. Don't get me wrong dell does put out good pc's for a low price, but there is a reason that they have a low price.

In the end you might end up paying more just to get compatible parts needed to upgrade than to build your own. Me I would build a new one. That is of course up to you.
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