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Processor and Memory Compatibility

by WozzaD / February 1, 2013 10:06 PM PST

Hello, I wonder if anyone can help me with this. I have an old Dell Optiplex 170L (Service TAG DMZ491J) on which I've just reinstalled windows XP on. I would also like to upgarde the processor on it as at the moment its only a Celeron 2.6. I have done a little research but just need someone elses experienced confirmation.

I have found one of these for sale:http://www.cpu-world.com/sspec/SL/SL7B8.html

I think that will work according to dells web site. http://en.community.dell.com/what-do-i-buy/f/3510/t/18868551.aspx

I also would need a little advice on the memory as I'm sure I'll need to change it. Currently it is running PC2700U-25330 333MHz CL2.5. What would I need to change the memory to?

Thankyou for your assistance

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Re: changing memory
by Kees_B Forum moderator / February 1, 2013 10:33 PM PST
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Go to crucial.com for memory advice
by wpgwpg / February 1, 2013 10:57 PM PST

The best place for memory info is http://www.crucial.com . It will analyze your computer and give you some options. You don't have to buy from them, but you can if you wish.

Good luck.

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by Bob__B / February 1, 2013 11:24 PM PST
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