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I have a Dell Pentium 3 for a D820 I also have a few other Dell's that need upgrading to p4...what can I do to the default system set up to support the new p4 from a p3? I will do anything....

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You can't upgrade from a P3 to a P4 cpu.
it's a different architecture and requires a new motherboard.

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