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Looking to upgrade processor

I have a Dimension 3000 and was wondering what chipset i have and what processors can i upgrade to

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Your motherboard chipset is Intel 865GV and it supports Pentium 4

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Cpu upgrade


A) http://www.fixya.com/support/t18040647-cpu_upgrade

B) http://www.fixya.com/support/t18040647-cpu_upgrade

(Last time I looked, this was the world's largest product support website, and there ARE technicians from AROUND the world; on here!!!!!!!! Do we count as an 'IT techie'? ........Lol!)

In all three of your posts, not once has the laptop manufacturer name, and model number been stated.

Processor (CPU) support depends on;

A) What processor socket is on the motherboard?

B) What motherboard chipset does the motherboard use?

C) What is the processor that is installed now?

With these parameters known, THEN you can think about CPU (Processor) upgrade.

1) CPU (Processor) has to FIT, the processor socket being used.
THIS, is also IF the motherboard HAS a processor socket; and is NOT soldered directly to the motherboard.

2) The motherboard chipset supports the Processor (CPU)
It has to be known if the motherboard chipset will support, the CPU (Processor) that you want to upgrade to.

For older computers the motherboard chipset consists of;
A) Northbridge chip
2) Southbridge chip

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Motherboard_diagram.svg

With this technology the Northbridge chip, of the motherboard chipset; is what determines Processor (CPU) support.
Newer technology, such as used per se by the Intel Core i processors, does NOT use a Northbridge chip.

3) Looking at the existing Processor now, you can determine;

A) Voltage Range: What voltage range does the exisiting Processor use now?
Does the upgrade Processor also fall within this Voltage Range?

B) Core technology, and architecture:
Example:
Existing Processor uses the Conroe Core technology, and the 90nm architecture. (NanoMeter)
Does the upgrade Processor also use the same Core technology, and architecture?

If not is there a BIOS upgrade available?
(The motherboard chipset also comes into play again, here)

Enough of this generic prattle.........
Post the laptop manufacturer name, and model number.
Then I, or someone else can give you the facts; and not generic information.

Post back in a Comment.
Regards,
joecoolvette

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/535

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northbridge_%28computing%29

May 05, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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I have this motherboard PACKARD BELL BV GA-T671MG. how much ram memory can it have? can i use ddr3? my pcie port supports a 2.2 graphic card?


System
System : PACKARD BELL BV ISTART F2310 AIO
Mainboard : PACKARD BELL BV GA-T671MG
Bus(es) : ISA AGP PCI PCIe USB
Multi-Processor (MP) Support : 1 Processor(s)
Multi-Processor Advanced PIC (APIC) : No
System BIOS : Phoenix Technologies, 255.255
Total Memory : 767MB

Intel Pentium D 3.00GHz
Packard Bell BV (GA-T671MG)
SiS chipset (Si671V11)
DDR2
1024mb ram

PACKARD BELL BV
Model GA-T671MG

Chipset Vendor Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS)

CPU Intel Pentium D
Cpu Socket LGA775 [Socket 775]
Processor Upgrade ZIF Socket
Max CPU Speed 3000 MHz

System Slots 2 PCI, 1 AGP

Memory Summary
Location System board or motherboard
Maximum Capacity 1024 MBytes
Memory Slots 2
Error Correction None
Use System memory
Maximum Memory Module Size 4096 MBytes

Manufacturer PACKARD BELL BV
Model GA-T671MG

Chipset Vendor Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS)

CPU Intel Pentium D
Cpu Socket LGA775 [Socket 775]
Processor Upgrade ZIF Socket
Max CPU Speed 3000 MHz

System Slots 2 PCI, 1 AGP

Memory Summary
Location System board or motherboard
Maximum Capacity 1024 MBytes
Memory Slots 2
Error Correction None
Use System memory
Maximum Memory Module Size 4096 MBytes
it seems this might vary i have listed 4
hope this helps

May 17, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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I `have a dimension 3000 I ordered 2 1gb pc3200 ddr 128x64 to upgrade my computer but but every time i put 1 or 2 or the sticks in the computer. it beeps 5 times and will not boot up. I will boot if i...


Hello Sir. your PC3200 DDR (PC400) is not compatible with the dimension 3000, get a PC2700 (PC333) instead. or upgrade your motherboard to use a PC3200. BTW 2GB on an XP is too much memory. Use Vista, your processor lags. Its wiser to upgrade your motherboard and processor.

Jan 11, 2011 | Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop

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I have a dell dimension 4600i. I want to upgrade


It should.. Here is a link to documentation.

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim4600/en/4600/sm/specs.htm

Apr 28, 2010 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

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Lenovo 3000 N100 0768-FTG lap top need processor upgrade


I'm afraid you're out of luck, the motherboard is not capable of taking a dual core processor. Your only option would be to consider selling the laptop and buying a new one that already has a dual core processor installed.

Jun 10, 2009 | Lenovo 3000 N100 Notebook

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Upgrade cpu


It is a bit of a crapshoot trying to upgrade a processor from a major manufacturer. Their motherboards are designed specifically for the manufacturer and documentation on exactly what will work NOW compared to when the unit was new is rather hard to come by. They don't support people upgrading very well compared to the aftermarket manufacturers.

You should go to dell.com and put in your service tag to check your exact configuration yourself before spending any money.

According to Dell, the Dimension 5150 has a motherboard that uses the Intel 945G Express chipset. You can see INTEL'S documentation on that chipset's capabilities here. According to that documentation you can use a socket LGA775 with up to a 1066 MHz system bus speed.

Looking at Newegg, the fastest LGA775 processor with 1066 MHz are a 2.93GHz Duo core or a 2.4 GHz quad core. Again, no guarantees either will work with your system, and you definately want to make sure your power supply and case cooling are up to the task.

Mar 21, 2009 | Dell Dimension 5150 Intel Pentium 4 w/HT...

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Upgrading processor


Hi,

Sorry, the Motherboard is made by Micro-Star International Co., Ltd.
Model: MS-6734
Chipset: VIA KM400
Southbridge: VIA VT8235
LPCIO: Winbond VV83697HF

Hope this is what you need

May 27, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Re aspire 7104 being upgraded to duo core processor


No it cant be updated

Your acer aspire is based on the 910GML chipset

The Mobile Intel® 910GML Express chipset is optimized for the Intel® Celeron® M processor.

Here you can compare the 910gml chipset and 945 which is used by the core 2 duo.

http://compare.intel.com/pcc/showchart.aspx?mmID=22210,7419&familyID=7&culture=en-US

As you can see on the page there are key difrences between the chipsets other runs on ddr2, yours on ddr. the FSB support is 400 on yours and 533 / 667 on the 945.

also you can see the supported processor familys right there.

you can look for a
Intel® Celeron® M processor,
Intel® Celeron® M processor Ultra Low Voltage (ULV)


Upgrade cpu with maximum FSB of 400MHz

Apr 28, 2008 | Intel (RK80532PG0881M) Pentium 4, 3 GHz...

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PC will not boot up


well when u upgraded did u format the hard drive u have to do that

Jan 20, 2008 | Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop

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Should I get a new cpu for dell dimension 3000?


HII MARLBOROMANZ ,
YEAH THE PROCESSOR IS BIT SLOW FOR GAMES TO RUN PROPERLY.

I WOULD SUGGEST U TO BUY MOTHERBOARD THATS INTEL 965G AND CORE2DUO PROCESSOR.

U DONT NEED TO UPFRADE THE RAM AND VIDEO CARD U CAN USE THEM IN NEWLY UPGRADED MOTHERBOAD AND PROCESSOR.

I AM SURE U WILL ENJOY GAMES IF U UPGRADE ONLY OTHERBOARD AND PROCESSOR.REST ALL IS FINE.

Nov 03, 2007 | Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop

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