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I am looking at an INTEL Pentium 4, 3.4GHz 800MHz 1MB Socket 478 CPU.Will it work in my DELL OPTIPEX GX260(mfd date=10/23/02) machine? I got on SIW to find out that mine is an INTEL Pentium 4, 2.4GHz,(NORTHWOOD),Socket 478 mPGA,Revision: C1,Technology: 0.13um,Instructions: MMX,SSE,SSE2,Original Clock:2400 MHz,Original System Clock:133 MHz,Original Multiplier:18.1,CPU Clock:2397 MHz,System Clock:132.8 MHz,FSB:531.4 MHz,Core 0 Speed:2391.1 MHz,Core 0 Multiplier:18.0,L1 Data Cache:8 KNytes,L1 Trace Cache:12 Kuops,and L2 Cache 512 KBytes.Has INTEL 845G Chipset. I'm sure that I don't know what most of this means,but I figured someone out there with good knowledge of hardware could tell me! THANK YOU! in advance. PS>If this will not work,is there anything that will,or is this already "maxed out" with this CPU? Thanks again. Also,What size PS should I get for this old dinosaur,if I want to do this upgrade for the CPU,and additionally considering the fact that I might upgrade my Hard-Drive to a 250G? My current PS is: Model G20160, output=250W MAX; MAX Combined power on +5V and +3.3V output is 170W. PS-This is the BIG TOWER,Not the MINI_TOWER,or the LAY FLAT MODEL!

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  • discipio2 Mar 04, 2009

    ALSO_I thought I would add this,if info about the MOTHERBOARD is needed,I also got that from SIW. Anyway_here goes: North Bridge: Intel i845G Revision A1,South Bridge: Intel 82801DB (ICH4) Revision A1,CPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.40GHz,Cpu Socket Socket 478 mPGA,System Slots: 4PCI, 1AGP*****Memory Summary*****Maximum Capacity: 1024 MBytes,Memory Slots: 2,Error Correction: None

  • discipio2 Mar 05, 2009

    OK Jell_THANKS FOR THE GOOD INFO ON THIS>I guess this old Dinosaur is pretty well maxed out the way it is> I just thought I could help her out a little bit. I read somewhere (On another forum),that the fastest replacement for this was a Pentium 4(NORTHWOOD), 2.8GHZ,and that one is a 533MHz bus,but I don't think that will be much different/make much difference in the actual processing speed(noticeable), to make it worthwhile economically. I guess I will just stick with my P-4, 2.4GHz. HAVE A NICE ONE JELL!!!

  • discipio2 Mar 05, 2009

    Jell_Man that is a great idea! I am excited by the prospect of this. OK-Here comes the obvious question next: "Do you have any idea what board this would be,or better still,if I knew what computers that this CPU came from"...hmmm-lots of possibilities here.I will do some searches on my own Jell, but...if you have any ideas/knowledge about this hit fast-forward! THANKS A MILLION!!!

  • discipio2 Mar 06, 2009

    Hey Jell_Man you are still batting 1.000(in baseball vernacular: "a thousand")! I get paid on friday,and as soon as I do I am going to pop for this stuff,and get started on my upgrade project! VERY NICE STUFF TOO!!! I will keep you up on what is going on with this project, but also if I run into any glitches-I will get on and get some clarification. GREAT PRICES TOO!!! Just add that P-4 3.4GHz! As far as the memory goes-I remember the problem I had on loading those two 1G sticks into my GX260,and getting them to boot up! REM: 2.6V does not equal 2.5V-I guess that means RAM VOLTAGE is important when it comes to getting it right! THANKS BUDDY!!! Here is a great article on RAM. I am putting it here Jell-not for you(YOU ALREADY KNOW THIS STUFF), but in case anybody else reads this-maybe it will help them! THANKS AGAIN MAN-TALK TO YOU AGAIN!!! http://www.web-articles.info/e/a/title/A...

  • discipio2 Mar 06, 2009

    OK Jell_I'm not totally confused yet-but I'm working on it! JUST KIDDING,but...I'm looking at P-4s, 3.4GHz, 800MHz, 1MB, Socket 478 CPUs,and I've been reading about the different cores(Northwood,Prescott,Gallatin),and according to one review the Gallatin is the one to get,followed by Northwood C and then the Prescott E). I am looking for clarification on this. I'm trying to do the best I can for my meager bucks,and I have been pricing out some P-4, 3.4GHz-s,but is it just a speed thing between the versions of these,along with cache size, or can you give me some more info/a page on the net to read? THANKS Jell!!!!!

  • discipio2 Mar 06, 2009

    I just priced out some P-4 EXTREME EDITIONS,and now I know why I won't be looking for one of those!!!

  • starko Sep 24, 2009

    I just plugged in an INTEL Pentium 4, 3.4GHz 800MHz 1MB Socket 478 CPU into my Optiplex GX270 instead of the original 2.4GHz.

    Bios recogizes the processor as 2.8Ghz instead of 3.4Ghz.
    The thing is that Optiplex GX270 was built when 2.8 was the fastest processor available and I am not sure whether motherboard limits it to 2.8GHz or does the processor still works at 3.4GHz and bios just does not know it...

    For the rest it works just fine and Windows Vista recognizes the processor as for what it is - 3.4Ghz.



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I have a motherboad Intel i865P/PE/G/i848P rev. A2 in my Dell Gx270. I want to buy processor INTEL PENTIUM 4 3.4GHZ 3.4 512 800 478 Northwood CPU . Will it support or not.

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I don't believe that's going to work for you.

According to what I've read that machine won't support a CPU with a FSB higher than 533.

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Just ran Vista performance index update and it says that processor is 2.8GHz. I guess before that it was looking at the processor code (and identified it as 3.4) but now actually checked the real performance.

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http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim8300/sm/index.htm

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Left-click on - Physical - in the list.

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Width: How wide the computer tower is. Outside edge to outside edge measurement.
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A) Processor:
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Either a 533MegaHertz Front Side Bus, or an 800MHz FSB.

(Dell also indicates the Intel Pentium 4 Extreme Edition processors are supported. Too expensive for what you get in return)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socket_478

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Memory Controller Hub)

The Southbridge chip is an Intel 82801EB (Part Number) or Intel 82801ER (P/N)
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_chipsets#Pentium_4_chipsets

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If there is no Model Number, refer to the sSpec Number, or Part Number.

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Barring that a Pentium 4 at 3.8GHz cannot be found, you will know what Processors you Can use.

Scroll across the headings with your eyes, and start under the Frequency heading.

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Go across to the Front Side Bus heading. You should look for a processor listed that has an 800MHz listing.

Look at the Voltage.
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Keep the Voltage range in your mind, as you look at the other charts below this one.

Socket.
You know you need a processor that fits in an LGA 775 socket.

Look at the chart below this Prescott Core (90nm) example.
Prescott 2M Core (90nm)

Use the above criteria above in this chart.

I wouldn't recommend any Pentium 4 HT's, in the Cedar Mill (65nm) chart.
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I also do not see a BIOS update for one, and for two, if you make a mistake when performing a BIOS update, your motherboard becomes an expensive Frisbee, or doorstop.

You also do not want any of the processors listed under the Pentium 4 Extreme Edition heading.
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

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Northbridge chip.

1) The Northbridge chip, and the Southbridge chip make up the motherboard chipset.

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2) Chip and Chipset are slang terms for I.C.
Integrated Circuit.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integrated_circuit

The Northbridge chip handles the faster processes of the computer.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Motherboard_diagram.svg

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Looking at the diagram, you can see the slower processes handled by the Southbridge chip.

Looking back at the Motherboard Specifications, look across from the Chipset heading.

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This list on Wikipedia, shows you parameters the Intel 845GL chipset supports,

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