Will processor fit?

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by lumpy4900, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. lumpy4900

    lumpy4900 MDL Novice

    Mar 22, 2011
    Intel(R) Processor Identification Utility
    Version: 4.41.20111201
    Time Stamp: 2012/03/19 01:38:34
    Operating System: 5.1-2600-Service Pack 3
    Number of processors in system: 1
    Current processor: #1
    Active cores per processor: 1
    Disabled cores per processor: 0
    Processor Name: Intel(R) Celeron(R) D CPU 352 3.20GHz
    Type: 0
    Family: F
    Model: 6
    Stepping: 4
    Revision: 4
    Maximum CPUID Level: 6
    L1 Instruction Cache: 12 KĀµops
    L1 Data Cache: 16 KB
    L2 Cache: 512 KB
    Packaging: LGA775
    Enhanced Intel SpeedStep(R) Technology: No
    MMX(TM): Yes
    Intel(R) SSE: Yes
    Intel(R) SSE2: Yes
    Intel(R) SSE3: Yes
    Intel(R) SSE4: No
    Intel(R) AES-NI: No
    Intel(R) AVX: No
    Enhanced Halt State: No
    Execute Disable Bit: Yes
    Intel(R) Hyper-Threading Technology: No
    Intel(R) 64 Architecture: Yes
    Intel(R) Virtualization Technology: No
    Expected Processor Frequency: 3.20 GHz
    Reported Processor Frequency: 3.20 GHz
    Expected System Bus Frequency: 533 MHz
    Reported System Bus Frequency: 533 MHz

    Can anyone tell me if this processor will fit a dell dimension 4600. Its not hooked up so was in hopes that some one could give me an answer or tell me how to find out. I know it does have an intel processor now but thats about all I know without firing it up and looking.
  2. lumpy4900

    lumpy4900 MDL Novice

    Mar 22, 2011
    Well, I feel stupid. took about 5 minutes to look it up and find out it will work. I figured it would be hours. So, my next question is the celeron is a 3.2 and the one in the dell is a pentium 4 2.4. Would it be worth changing for the sake of speeding it up or would it not be worth the time and effort. I have changed processors quite a few times but always replaced them with the same. Dont know all that much about speed gains and such between the two. Thanks.
  3. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

    Jul 23, 2008
    If you were to swap Celeron for P4 that would make sense. The other way round I do not see it

  4. lilcuda

    lilcuda MDL Novice

    Apr 13, 2010
    #4 lilcuda, Mar 27, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2012
    Some Celeron D versions do work with the 4600 , the one your mention however is a LGA 775 type and the motherboard for a 4600 is socket 478 .

    You will need to go on the hunt for an early prescott ( celeron D was prescott ) which was in the 478 package , this cpu will have pins on the underside where the 775 doesnt.

    If you want to speed up the system look for a cpu with a higher FSB ie the 800 FSB of the hyperthread models.

    The prescott also had SSE3 , check your software for support if its worth the change or not. Otherwise go for a high end Northwood 3.0/800/512 or similar .