Question about Dell Dimension 5100 (D51L1) PC Desktop
I have a dell dimension 5100 with a p4 2.8ghz and i wish to upgrade the cpu. i have heard alot about incompatibility problems and would like to know which cpu's work and which do not so i don't make a wrong purchase
Hi, according to the Dell website you have a LGA775 socket on your motherboard. Therefore, you can only buy processors that fit into this socket. Here is a list of some offered by Intel that will work: Celeron D 325 2.53 GHz Celeron D 330 2.66 GHz Celeron D 335 2.8 GHz Celeron D 340 2.93 GHz Pentium4 520 2.8 GHz Pentium4 530 3.0 GHz Pentium4 540 3.2GHz Pentium4 550 3.4 GHz Pentium4 560 3.6 GHz Pentium4 570 3.8 GHz The processors that won't work are the ones that are not compatible with this socket. Everytime you look up a cpu it will tell you which socket it is designed for. To buy a cpu you will need to decide: The brand you want. The speed of the cpu that you want. Extras i.e. Hyperthreading, etc. How much you are willing to pay for it. Then you can narrow your search as you stick within your limits. Let me know if you have more questions. Good Luck
Posted on Oct 01, 2007
Whomever answered this before doesn't know what they are talking about. What matters is the technology used in the processor. Obviously you couldn't take a 775 Socket processor from a computer made today and put it in your computer. Your computer has to be able to recognize it. Your system most likely has a Pentium 4 (P4) Prescott Processor. I believe all Prescotts are 90nm technology and I know from other websites that the 5100 will take at least a 650 which 3.4Ghz which is no longer sold that I can find so you have to find it on ebay. Hope this helps!
Posted on Jun 28, 2008
Seems you can not upgrade to C2D due to BIOS limitations, even though C2D chips are LGA775. AND(!!!) because the Motherboard on these machines is mounted on the wrong side of the case, you just can't get a new mobo that accepts your C2D processor and ram.
Posted on May 20, 2008
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