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Needing information I have a dell dimenition 2300 and i have a 1.8 gig processor. I have a 2.8ghz processor i want to put in there. it fits buit nothing happens. any ideas?

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Make sure all the drivers for the new processor are installed.

Also, does the BIOS show the new CPU?

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It should run perfectly if all drivers are installed , dell does make it more complicating when it comes to installing drivers.If the intel processor fits then it should run . Plse give feedback
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