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I have replaced my old Pentium 4 1.8g processor with a new Pentium 4 2.26g processor but the computer sill is running at the 1.7 speed. The bios is locked so you can not change the FSB or clocking. PLEASE HELP!

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Hi, i also hav a dimensions 8200 which i recently uprgaded to a 2.8gh, but i discovered there were two versions of this system one which supports a 400FSB and the other 533FSB, these can determine the speed of ur cpu. Like you, I havent been able to unlock my clock speeds in the bios but i think you should be able to get more from ur new cpu by updating ur bios version to A09. check the dell site for more info on how to do this.

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When i start up my dimension 3100 dell desktop instead of a green light i get a flashing amber light. people say it is the power supply but the light wouldnt even come on if it was. can you please help me?


No, the light WOULD come on if it was a Power Supply problem.

1) If ALL of the LED lights on your computer were on at once, they would use less than 1 Watt of power.

2) EACH fan uses 2 to 3 Watts.

3) A typical Processor uses from 51 to 125 Watts. Depends on what Processor it is.

Dell Dimension 3100 desktop computer?
An Intel Pentium 4.

Intel Pentium 4 model 640.
Can operate up to a frequency rate of 3.2GigaHertz. (3.2GHz)
Fits in a Socket 775 processor socket. (Also know as Socket T)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_Pentium_4_microprocessors#Prescott_2M_.2890.C2.A0nm.29

Can use up to 84 Watts.


You have enough power to light that LED light, but not enough power to turn the Processor on.

Dell Support > Dell Dimension 3100 > Service Manual > Advanced Troubleshooting > System Lights,

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim3100/en/sm/adtshoot.htm#wp1124612

"Power Light - Blinking yellow - A power supply or system board {Motherboard} failure has occurred"

Dell Dimension 3100 desktop computer Service Manual, (Free from Dell Support),

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim3100/en/sm/index.htm

Click on Removing and Installing Parts > Power Supply

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joecoolvette

Jul 20, 2011 | Dell Dimension 3100 PC Desktop

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I have a dimension 2400. the current processor is a pentium 4 2.2 can i swap the processor with a intel core duo ??


After checking the specs of this here : http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim2400/en/sm_en/specs.htm

i can confirm that a intel core duo would not be supported without changing the motherboard, and probably the memory too.

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Oct 12, 2010 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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What size processor does dell dimension 8200 have, i want to install 320 mb hard drive


You can go to support.dell.com website, choose Drivers & Downloads, enter your computer's service tag (which can be found on a sticker attached to your machine's case) and then from the list of options on the left choose System Configuration (ignoring the further options to refine search in the center of the page).

It will show you the system components as shipped from the factory.

A 320MB harddisk is prehistoric, I beleive you mean 320GB. It has to be established what type of harddrive you have (with ATA or SATA interface) and purchase an appropriate type. If you want to add it as a second disk, it'll be simpler, if you want to replace the existing one, you'll need to either copy the existing contents to the new drive, or install the system and all the applications on the new drive from scratch. Both operations require some more advanced computer skills.

Aug 15, 2010 | Dell Dimension 8200 PC Desktop

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I bought a pentium 4 3.0 ghz 800 mhz & my


The motherboard chipset of the Dell Dimension 2300 Desktop PC, will not support a processor with an 800MHz Front Side Bus frequency rate.

Only Intel Pentium 4's that use a Socket 478, 1.75 Volts, and a maximum of a 400MHz FSB.

The Intel Pentium 4 HT 3.0GHz processor has an 800MHz FSB, (As you have already stated), and uses 1.475 to 1.55 Volts.

The motherboard chipset for that Dell Dimension 2300, is an Intel 845GL.

This list on Wikipedia, shows you parameters the Intel 845GL chipset supports,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_chipsets#Pentium_4_Chipsets

Not a good outcome, sorry. Just stating the facts.

Jan 08, 2010 | Dell Dimension 2300 PC Desktop

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Can dell dimension 5100 run windows vista? Does it have a dual core processor?


Your computer can handle it hardware wise, the issue your going to run into is you need to find the vista version of your hardware drivers since the Dell website doesn't have vista drivers for your computer.

Jan 06, 2010 | Dell Dimension 5100 (D51L1) PC Desktop

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Best motherboard that will fit the case of my Dell 8200 PC. I want more ram and maybe upgrade the processor.


The best MB for that chassis that will fit without any Modification is a Dimension 8400/PWS370 Dell Motherboard. The chassis power button/USB connection is a proprietary Dell connector and using any 3rd party MB will require modification and the wiring is almost impossible to find for that control board.

For just about the same cost (MB, Processor, Heatsink/Fan and RAM) you can buy a New Vostro 220 with a Core 2 Duo processor w/3GB RAM and a 320 GB HDD and it is under warranty

Dec 30, 2009 | Dell Dimension 8200 PC Desktop

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Processor


First, what kind of upgrade do you expect to do? Many motherboards will not accept a different processor. That being said, you can use a small flat tipped screwdriver between the heat sink and processor. There isn't much room, but very gentle prying all around should do it. You may heat it up a bit with a blow dryer to soften the heat sink compound that hardens with age. You can't harm it with the temperature of the air from a hair dryer.

Mar 11, 2009 | Dell Dimension™ B110 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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New processor needed


Hi, For Dimension 3000 system here are your options. Pentium IV 3.2 GHz 533 / 800 MHz FSB Pentium IV 3.0 GHZ 533 / 800 MHz FSB Pentium IV 2.8 GHz 533 / 800 MHz FSB but what i'm worried about is the socket where the process goes into. for thermal issues it is expected for the socket to CHIP CREEP. Chip creep refers to the problem of chips that, over time, would work their way out of the socket. Chip creep occurred due to thermal expansion; the contracting and expanding during system heat up and cool down. you might end up replacing the mobo as well.

Oct 04, 2007 | Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop

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