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Dell Dimension 4100 Mobo upgrade to a P4 based system

I have a PIII based Dimension 4100 and would like to upgrade the cpu to P4, I realize dell has special power sockets etc... and wondering if I can possibly use a P4 based dell Mobo (e.g. the one used in a Dimension 4300) to swap out mu old intel 815 mobo while keeping the memory (2x 256), power source (I upgrade recently to a 250 W unit), sound card (santa cruz, THX certified) and nvidia video card

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Re: Dell Dimension 4100 Mobo upgrade to a P4 based system

Well the two would not be compatible cause one is a P3 and the next is a P4 two completely different socket types so it wouldn't work but what u can do is buy a new motherboard if u want to upgrade to a P4...thats the only thing that is recommended from such a devices cause an upgrade wouldn't be possible to do .

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Dell Dimension 3000, splashed liquid from canned air, mobo fried?

The spray on the MB should not be a problem - unless it was plugged in when you did it. Yes, you should be able to put in a new Dell motherboard. As long as the processor is of the same class, the Dell license should work fine. However, you may need to download new drivers for the machine to run.

If you really want to check the power supply, I would suggest you buy a tester. They are fairly cheap: $10-50. You want to be sure that your board is getting the right power at the right places. 12 V to the fan is fine. However, 3.3 v or 1.5 v?

It sounds like you have done a fairly good test of the motherboard. I've definitely seen bad Dell motherboards with the light on with/without a bad power supply.

If you have another case (an ATX), I would buy an Asus or other motherboard and put your equipment in it. The cost of a Dell motherboard is excessive. Of course, you will have license problems with XP.

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Need to change clock to 800 FSB from orig 400 Dell Optiplex GX60

Over clocking features tend to be locked out by client request (Dell) when ordering boards from manufacturers. this is to stop home users changing things like FSB and voltage ect. so the bios comes with features like that missing or hidden.

You would have to pop the BIOS chip out for another one that's come from another board that would have been sold retail or OEM not for Dell or similar.

So could be tricky for you :-(

Still, I hope I have helped.

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Dell Dimension 4300 PC Processor upgrade

if the sci36-r13 is the stock mobo that came with that pc it isnt worth upgrading
pentium 4's use the LGA-775 socket this is compatible with all pentiums and core 2's (not includeing core i7), so you could put in a core 2 quad if you wanted to but it would not make much difference to performance because your motherboard would not be able to handle some of the fetures
your ram would also reduce preformance

if you wanted to upgrade that computer you would have to replace everything but maybe the case

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My Dell Dimension 4550 won't recognize my CPU.

your problem is the same as trying to put a AMD3 into a AMD2 socket, yes it fits and yes i physically should be able to run it it but in reality it won't

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Dimension 4550 CN 02U819 power supply works but

many dells take proprietary power supplies. if you are using an aftermarket power supply, then you may have burned out your mobo. irregardless, your mobo may be dead, and that mey be the very problem.

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Memory upgrade

Dell dimension 4100's only support a maximum of 512MB ram.

2 - 256MB PC133 SDRAM modules - 1 in each slot

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Dell Computer Refurbished Optiplex GX260

from what I can tell you can use NORTHWOOD CPUS or POWERLEAP modified cpus on the GX260 but not prescott. as these are incompatible would suggest 400 or 533 based P4s

using Powerleap's configurator
it appears that it is possible to use an Intel P4 3.06GHz 533MHz 478pin 512K Northwood CPU w/Hyper-threading OEM

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Upgrade cpu

According to the product website your board supports all intel socket 478 cpu's. Maybe you bought a faulty cpu ?
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  2. VIA® P4M266A chipset
  • FSB 533MHz
  • Supports Hyper-Threading Technology
  • Hybrid Booster - a safe overclocking feature
  • 2xDDR 266/200
  • Integrated ProSavage8 3D Graphic
Socket 478, Intel® Pentium 4 / Celeron
- FSB 533/400MHz

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Case upgrade for Dell Dimension 4100

The easiest thing to do it is look at your motherboard and make a note of the manufacturer and model/version number, as Dell don't make their own boards. Go to the manufacturers web site and search for the manual probably in PDF format and download it and look for the relevent power button connections.

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