Dimension 4700 Overhaul

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Dimension 4700 Overhaul

  • Ok I am adding some well needed parts to my old 4700 P4 520 and an upgraded 8600GT. Here is what I am getting:


    • 3GB of Crucial RAM DDR2 533(Used the Ram Selector to find max Speed)
    • P4 670 3.8GHz
    • Antec Earthwatts 380w
    • WD4000AAKS
    • Arctic Silver MX-2

    I would like to know if I need to upgrade the cooling in my case or not. If so can I remove the green chimney and add in a regular cpu heatsink and fan? (A 478 one since that is what Dell used) I would love it if you guys could help.

     

    My other option is just to transfer everything to a new case. 

    Message Edited by Bearsaj99 on 05-25-2008 09:49 PM
  • P4 670 3.8GHz

    Hi

    I think you may have a problem with the 670 it has 2 megs of level 2 cache

    and reading the manual on your computer you can run a CPU that has up to {1 meg of level 2 cache}

    I would update the bios to the newest one for your computer and hope the CPU works,

    but i do not think it will !

    Edit

    http://www.intel.com/products/processor/pentium4/specs.htm

    Look on the link above there or CPU,s that have 1 meg of level 2 cache

    that runs @3.8 that your computer can use !

    the 570j and the 571 .

    I could be wrong on all of this thou but it is what i think !!

    Hope it works for you. 

    Good Luck

     

    Message Edited by C3PO5 on 05-26-2008 12:53 AM
    Message Edited by C3PO5 on 05-26-2008 12:58 AM

     

    Jerry\c3po5

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  • I have just heard of people in this forum using the 640 and having a success. I don't know if I should take the chance or not. I can get my hands on a 570J though.

     

    Do you think I will need better cooling like a new CPU fan and heatsink than the green monster.  Or could a few PCI slot fans do the job?

    Message Edited by Bearsaj99 on 05-26-2008 08:26 AM
  • The A10 Bios update says it adds support for new processors. What processors are these?

     

    Dell seems to be really vague about this. How could I get in contact with someone from Dell that could answer my questions. 


  • Bearsaj99 wrote:

     

    Do you think I will need better cooling like a new CPU fan and heatsink


     

    Get a standard socket 478 retention bracket and a Zalman 9500 heatsink that is about the best heatsink you can get that will fit the case.

    Vostro-460 Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit  (Gigabyte Z68 motherboard,Core i7-2600@4.1GHz,Noctua NH-U9B SE2,16GB G.SKILL Ripjaws DDR3 1600,SeaSonic X-850 power supply,OCZ 120GB Vertex 3 MAX IOPS Solid State Drive.)

  • Will the ZALMAN CNPS7000B-ALCU 92mm 2 Ball Cooling Fan work, all I really want to do is have the CPU working. I will add a new 80mm fan where the chimney was. Thanks for the help.
  • Intel® Pentium® 4 processor 520, 530, 540, 550, 560, or 570 with HT Technology

    Intel Pentium 4 that runs at 2.8, 3.0, 3.2, 3.4, 3.6, and 3.8 GHz internally and 800 MHz externally

    Hi

    The above came from your manual here that is what i was going by !

    http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim4700/sm/specs.htm#wp1043338

    from what i see any of the 5x0 will work !

    Now if you use any of these CPU they should work with the fan that is in your computer

    and you do not need any other fan and heat sink!

    I have the 670 in my D 8400 and the fan\heat\sink does its job keeping it cool !

    You may find out that any other fan and heat sink will give error messages when you

    try to use them , i would stay with what Dell put in it !

    Good Luck

     

     

    Jerry\c3po5

    XPS 430 Ram 8 gigs Dell OEM Vista Ultimate 64 bit  

    Retail Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Full version 

    Dimension 8400 Ram 4 gigs Retail  Vista Ultimate 64 bit

    Retail Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Full version 

    Dimension E 512 Ram 4 gigs Dell OEM Vista Ultimate 64 bit

    Inspiron 1501 Ram 4 gigs Dell OEM Vista Ultimate 64 bit

    Retail Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Full version on drive 2

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    C3PO5 wrote:

    Now if you use any of these CPU they should work with the fan that is in your computer

    and you do not need any other fan and heat sink!

    I have the 670 in my D 8400 and the fan\heat\sink does its job keeping it cool !

    You may find out that any other fan and heat sink will give error messages when you

    try to use them , i would stay with what Dell put in it !

    Good Luck

     


     

    Just to be clear if you do it the correct way you will never get any error messages.I have the Zalman's installed on Dimension 3000's,4600's and Inspiron 530,Vostro 200's,400's all with no error message.Yes the Dell setup will work with any of the cpu's you can use in the 4700 but i would not say it works very well it will always run on the hot side and the fan will run in a ramped up noisey mode almost constant.Look at some of the long threads on this issue about complaints of heat and noise with the 4700.A true heatsink and fan along with a rear case fan will always be better than the one fan wonder from Dell.

    Vostro-460 Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit  (Gigabyte Z68 motherboard,Core i7-2600@4.1GHz,Noctua NH-U9B SE2,16GB G.SKILL Ripjaws DDR3 1600,SeaSonic X-850 power supply,OCZ 120GB Vertex 3 MAX IOPS Solid State Drive.)