Question about Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop
I think the processor socket is a Socket 478, and not an LGA 775 due to:
A) The computer was made in 2003. Intel Pentium 4 processors that were 2.8GHz, and made in 2002/2003 were Socket 478 models.
Look at the Pentium 4 2.8GHz models under the,
Northwood (130nm) heading,
Prescott (90nm) heading,
Pentium 4 (HT)
Northwood (130nm) heading,
and Prescott (90nm) heading.
All of the Pentium 4 2.8 processors that were made in 2004, and newer, used the LGA 775 processor socket.
(Again, your computer was made in 2003)
This is the LGA 775 processor socket,
The Processor has the socket holes, while the LGA 775 processor has the pins, (775 of them)
The Socket 478 processor socket has the socket holes, while the processor has the pins. (478 of them)
If your Dell Dimension 4600 is operable, and internet ready, you can find out without opening the computer case.
All you have to do is download a tiny, free, program called CPU-Z
This is the homepage for CPU-Z,
On the homepage go up to the left corner, under the purple -
Download Latest Version
Left-click on - CPU-Z 1.53 setup (English)
When you do a small window will come up on the right. (Takes a second)
Go below, and left-click on - Save File
IF, you have your downloads set to save to your My Documents folder, this file will go there. (Start>My Documents)
It may go in a subfolder of My Documents called - Downloads.
IF, you do Not have your downloads set to save to your My Documents folder, this file will go to your desktop screen.
In either place, when you see the file name, Double-click right on it.
A Microsoft 'Squawk Box' may come up.
'Warning this software does not have a digital certificate, ...so on, and so on.'
This is because the software maker has to pay Microsoft, to have a digital certificate assigned, and has to pay every time somebody downloads their FREE software.
The software is virus, malware free, I assure you. They do not wish to pay Microsoft, so that people can download their software for Free.
Click on OK.
Follow the installation instructions.
(Believe you have to click on Accept, and Next, Finish. It's been quite a while. I have CPU-Z on all my computers)
When you are done, you will have a CPU-Z icon on your desktop screen. Double-click on it to run CPU-Z.
(Nice feature about CPU-Z is that it doesn't run until you tell it to)
There are tabs across the main screen of CPU-Z. it automatically opens to the CPU tab. (Central Processing Unit, or for short - Processor)
Where it states - Package, read across to see what processor socket you have.
Posted on Feb 09, 2010
You have a 775 socket for the P4 processor in that system. To verify, remove the processor and the socket will look like the one below.
Posted on Feb 08, 2010
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