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Dell Dimension 4100 Mobo upgrade to a P4 based system

I have a PIII based Dimension 4100 and would like to upgrade the cpu to P4, I realize dell has special power sockets etc... and wondering if I can possibly use a P4 based dell Mobo (e.g. the one used in a Dimension 4300) to swap out mu old intel 815 mobo while keeping the memory (2x 256), power source (I upgrade recently to a 250 W unit), sound card (santa cruz, THX certified) and nvidia video card

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  • maftoul2000 Dec 07, 2007

    Thanks for the info, I know I need to swap the Mobo aswell. I am wondering whether the new P4-based Mobo will

    1. fit into the existing case, especially the back panel

    2. accept the peripherals that I currently have in my system, namely: memory, soudcard, videocard, etc...

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Well the two would not be compatible cause one is a P3 and the next is a P4 two completely different socket types so it wouldn't work but what u can do is buy a new motherboard if u want to upgrade to a P4...thats the only thing that is recommended from such a devices cause an upgrade wouldn't be possible to do .

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