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Dell Dimension 8300 CPU UPGRADE

  • Specs: Dell Dimension 8300, P4 2.66HT,512mb ram.


    Hi! I want to upgrade the CPU of my Dell Dimension 8300 to the following:

    Intel Celeron D 340 2,9GHz 533 533/256K S478

    or

    Intel Celeron D 335 2,8GHz box 533/256K S478 box

    Please I would like accurate answers and preliminary ones, so I can be as certain as possible when upgrading my computer, not risking anything.

    Also I would not like any unneccessary comments on why I'm changing to Intel celeron D, I have my reasons and power consumption is one of them.

    I thank you in advance for you help.

    Robert Schiller
  • The answer is that it depends on how old your 8300 is. If it's one of the early ones, it won't work.

    The later 8300s have Prescott support and will work.
  • My 8300 came with p4 2.66HT, stock. And why wouldnt it work? (I have the latest bios)
  • It sounds like you may have an early 8300. The mainboard was revised a couple of times through the production life of that system. The early ones do not support Prescott processors (including the Celeron-D).
  • I have a S478 only mainboard, so I guess its an early one? But is it known for a fact that a Celeron D wont work on my model?
  • All 8300s are socket 478. The only way to know for sure is to try it; if the system won't boot, it's not compatible with your board revision.
  • Can I damage any components while atempting this?
  • Most likely not, unless you force something.
  • What does dell say about this? Do they confirm indeed that 8300 s478 does not at all support prescott, not even celeron d ?? (speed 3ghz<)
  • I've done some research. Check this thread out: http://delltalk.us.dell.com/supportforums/board/message?board.id=dim_upghw&message.id=42643&view=by_date_ascending&page=2

  • Warning: Processors not specifically listed by type and rated speed may have requirements that are not supported by the desktop board's design. Use of unsupported processors may result in improper operation, damage to the desktop board or processor, or reduced product life.


    Processor FamilyProcessor SpeedSystem Bus FrequencyL2 Cache SizeBIOS VersionNotesIntel® Pentium® 4
    Extreme Edition
    3.40 GHz800 MHz512 KB
    2 MB (L3)P20 or greaterThe following board revisions (AA numbers) support these processors:

    C27085-207 or later
    C26680-206 or later.


    See the board revision note, below, for an explanation.

    3.20 GHz800 MHz512 KB
    2 MB (L3)P20 or greaterIntel® Pentium® 43.40E GHz800 MHz1 MBP20 or greater3.20E GHz800 MHz1 MBP20 or greater3E GHz800 MHz1 MBP20 or greater2.80E GHz800 MHz1 MBP20 or greater2.80A GHz533 MHz1 MBP20 or greater2.40A GHz533 MHz1 MBP20 or greater3.40 GHz800 MHz512 KBP20 or greaterAll board revisions support these processors.3.20 GHz800 MHz512 KBP06 or greater3.00 GHz800 MHz512 KBP05 or greater3.06 GHz533 MHz512 KBP02 or greater2.80C GHz800 MHz512 KBP05 or greater2.80 GHz533 MHz512 KBP02 or greater2.66 GHz533 MHz512 KBP02 or greater2.60C GHz800 MHz512 KBP05 or greater2.53 GHz533 MHz512 KBP02 or greater2.40C GHz800 MHz512 KBP05 or greater2.40B GHz533 MHz512 KBP02 or greater2.26 GHz533 MHz512 KBP02 or greater

    Use of unsupported processors may result in improper operation, damage to the desktop board or processor, or reduced product life. Except as provided in Intel's Terms and conditions of Sale for such products, INTEL ASSUMES NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER, AND INTEL DISCLAIMS ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY, RELATING TO SALE AND/OR USE OF THE INTEL PRODUCTS INCLUDING LIABILITY OR WARRANTIES RELATING TO FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, MERCHANTABILITY, OR INFRINGEMENT OF ANY PATENT COPYRIGHT OR OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHT.


    Board Revision note: A small bar-coded label, similar to the diagram shown below, can be found on the component side of the desktop board. The numbers following the letters "AA" can help identify the type and version of your desktop board. The AA contains a 6 digit main number, and a 3 digit dash number (the 3 numbers following the "-".


    The statement "...or later" refers to the dash number of the AA (the three numbers following the "-"). If this number is greater than the number listed in the table, the board supports the associated processor(s).


    If your 6 digit main number is not listed in the table, contact your system manufacturer for processor support information.



    picture of AA barcode
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    Message Edited by teckjoe on 03-23-2006 01:51 AM

  • I have 2 dell dimension 8300s and i seriously wouldnt recommend using a celeron. the pentium4 will be better at almost every task because the celeron is a really low end cpu.