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Is a Dual Core Pentium 4 CPU compatible w/ 865G Motherboard?

by Mr._Stone / July 30, 2009 5:11 AM PDT

I'm upgrading my internals inside my Dell. As it turns out this computer is nowhere near its potential yet and I could extend the lifetime of this PC for another two years by upgrading my Pentium 4 Core 2.8GHz CPU (current 533MHz... potential 800MHz without overclocking) to Pentium 4 Core/Dual Core 3.2-4GHz CPU, Geforce FX 5200 AGP GPU to HIS HD 4670 IceQ Native HDMI 1GB (128bit) DDR3 AGP GPU, 2 DRR2 RAM Modules to 4 1GB DDR3 RAM Modules (DDR3-4 Supported), and 250W DC Power Supply to 400-800W DC Power Supply (if needed). Also installing a cheap CPU fan would better reduce heat and the GPU comes with a built on fan. I?ve already upgraded my old 80GB HDD to HDD with a Seagate 500GB 7,200RPM HDD and manually installed the OS then modified/configured the software. Sound expensive? Nope, it?ll cost around $300-$400 dollars in total for these upgrades. There?s more out there if you know where to look and I?m looking forward to pushing this computer to its full potential; which?s faster than many new computers (not all computers of course :^) ).

OEM System Name
Dell 4600 w/ Integrated GPU
OEM Specifications Link: http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim4600/en/4600i/sm/specs.htm#1119251

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Correction
by Mr._Stone / July 30, 2009 5:18 AM PDT

<quote> ...3.2-4GHz CPU... <quote/>

...3.2-3.8GHz GPU...

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Oops! lol
by Mr._Stone / July 30, 2009 5:28 AM PDT
In reply to: Correction

...CPU... and not GPU. :^P

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Confirmed Answer
by Mr._Stone / July 30, 2009 5:57 AM PDT
In reply to: Oops! lol

No, this motherboard won't support Dual Core Pentium 4 processors. I'll continue posting information about me upgrading my computer so individuals interested in upgrading their similar computers can do so also. Feel free to respond if you want.

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