1 Reply Latest reply on Oct 7, 2010 1:11 PM by Taino

    Looking 4 compatible dual core processor

    Taino

      As much as I would like to build a new system, I can't right know with money being super tight. So I'm looking to upgrade my processor to improve and extend my current rig's life. I used the program Speccy to get my pc's cpu info and this is what I'm getting:

       

      Intel Pentium D 820
      Cores 2
      Threads 2
      Name Intel Pentium D 820
      Code Name SmithField
      Package Socket 775 LGA
      Technology 90nm
      Specification Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 2.80GHz
      Family F
      Extended family F
      Model 4
      Extended model 4
      Stepping 4
      Revision A0
      Instructions MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, EM64T
      Bus speed 199.5 MHz
      Rated Bus speed 798.1 MHz
      Stock core speed 2800 MHz
      Stock bus speed 200 MHz
        Caches
         L1 data cache size 2 x 16 KBytes
         L1 trace cache 2 x 12 Kuops
         L2 unified cache size 2 x 1024 KBytes
        Core 0
         Core speed 2792.8 MHz
         Multiplier x 14.0
         Bus speed 199.5 MHz
         Rated Bus speed 798.1 MHz
          Thread 1
           APIC ID 0
        Core 1
         Core speed 2792.8 MHz
         Multiplier x 14.0
         Bus speed 199.5 MHz
         Rated Bus speed 798.1 MHz
          Thread 1
           APIC ID 1

       

      So my question is in regards to where it refers to the manufacturing technology which is 90nm, I would like to upgrade to 3.2 or 3.3 dual core but the technology states 45nm....will this be a problem or can I go ahead and do the upgrade? This is the info I can pull from my motherboard if this can help:

       

      Motherboard
      Manufacturer Dell Inc.
      Model 0YC523
      Chipset vendor Intel
      Chipset model i945P
      Chipset revision 00
      Southbridge vendor Intel
      Southbridge model 82801GB (ICH7/R)
      Southbridge revision A1
        BIOS
         Brand Dell Inc.
         Version A04
         Date 04/19/2006

       

      Thanks in advance