0 Replies Latest reply on Sep 12, 2009 8:49 AM by lwright01

    Dell DIM4700 Intel P4 CPU upgrade choices

    lwright01

      Hi all,

      I am a raw beginner and am hoping the experts on this group can help.

      I have an older PC which has the 915G express chipset and a P4 2.8Ghz CPU (LGA775 socket). It's an old Dell and manual states that mobo has 800 Mhz clock and memory must be of type DDR2 SDRAM 240 Pin DIMM 800/533, according to the manual.

       

      I am wondering if it's worth upgrading the memory and CPU but don't know what it is that determines which CPU I might use. I've read in various spots that it depends on the chipset but I can't find anywhere that says which CPUs can be run with each chipset.

      I have also read that the chipset, and BIOS together determine which CPUs may be used.

       

      Can anyone explain how to identify which CPUs I might be able to run on the above configuration and explain the relationship between CPU and chipset (and BIOS if that is important too)?

       

      Any guidance will be much appreciated.

      Laurence