CPU upgrade for an Inspiron 5100

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CPU upgrade for an Inspiron 5100

  • Will the following CPU work in an Inspiron 5100??
     
    Intel Mobile Pentium4 3.06GHz, Northwood, FSB533, 512K L2 Cache, P478
     
    I know that I can put in a 3.06ghz, 533FSB, P478 cpu, but can I put in this one??
     
     
  • Yes, but hyperthreading won't be supported. I'd also be very careful of overheating - that model has trouble with thermal manangement and the original CPU; putting in the 3.06 may push it right over the edge.