I have a Dell Dimension 2400 which I purchased new and direct from Dell in 2005 with the following original configuration:
D01245 DIMENSION 2400 DIMENSION 2400 CELERON PROCESSOR (2.60GHZ) 256 MB NONECC 333MHZ DDR MEMORY (1 X 256) 40GB IDE (7, 200RPM) HARD DRIVE 48X DVD/CDRW COMBO DRIVE
Over time I have upgraded the hardware on the PC so that the following configuration is now on the PC
2048MB NONECC 166MHZ PC2700 DDR MEMORY (2 X 1024)
128MB PCI RADEON 9200 GRAPHICS CARD
HARD DRIVE - REPLACED THE ORIGINAL 40GB WITH 2 HARD DRIVES - 1 X 320GB & 1 X 200GB
So, I have been busy with various upgrades and they've all worked successfully
I am enquring if I can upgrade the existing original processor on the original motherboard which is:
Name: Intel Celeron; Code Name: Northwood; Brand ID: 10; Package: Socket 478 mPGA; Technology: 0.13um; Specification: 2.36GHZ; Cache: L1 Data - 8KB 4 way L2 128KB - 2 way
and the motherboard specification is:
Model: 0F5949; Chipset: Intel i845G; BIOS VER.: A05 12/02/2003
Any help or advise would be appreciated
Cost is not necessarily a factor as I have always liked to upgrade my current PC and tend to only buy new once my current one dies on me!
You can upgrade to a P4 CPU, but the supported units are all out of production and have been for some years now - so you'll be looking for dusty-shelf old stock or a used CPU.
Supported: Northwood or earlier CPUs, 400 or 533 MHz bus, socket 478. Max: 3.06/533/512K P4.
NOT supported: anything with a cache over 512K, 800MHz or faster bus, Core anything.
Thanks for your prompt and informative reply
I thought as much as regards 'out of production'
I presume I'll have to search the likes of eBay for such CPUs?
eBay would good place to look, you could also, check this SITE for a processor.
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Thanks for your reply and suggested site which I visited. It was very interesting and informative. Unfortunately they only deliver within the US and I'm based in Ireland. However, I've a better idea now of what I'm looking for and I'll try some similar Irish/European sites for the CPU I require.
P.S. I have had no luck with European retailers for the CPU in question, however, I have found the following US website which delivers internationally and stocks the CPU which I believe is the correct one that I require. Could you please advise if this is the correct CPU model and if you have experience of this merchant?
I am trying to upgrade a 2400 system as well. I obtained an oem 2.8 ghz p4 from http://www.starmicro.net/ . I was looking at the service manual for the dimension 2400 and saw that under the parts removal an installation section for the cpu that it says to discard the celeron heatsink and use the one that comes with the cpu upgrade kit from dell (obviously no longer available). my question is do you really need to replace the heatsink? the thing is huge! it looks like it could competently handle the cooling needs of the p4.
is there maybee a difference in the the height of the chip and the clamps wont work with the celeron heatsink and p4 combined?
i really don't see why you would need a different heatsink.
The heatsink will be fine and the processors have the same physical dimensions.