Up Grading Processors

Discussion in 'Dell' started by The General, Feb 23, 2004.

  1. The General

    The General Guest

    Board: Dell Computer Corporation Dimension 8200
    Bus Clock: 100 megahertz
    BIOS: Dell Computer Corporation A05 04/18/2002

    Above is the information that Belarc gives for my main board. I am
    thinking about upgrading Processors in my Dell 8200. I am running a 2gh
    chip and would love to have what ever speed I can get from an up grade.
    I sent an e-mail to Dell trying to find out more info. but the message
    I received back said that was one thing that Dell does not upgrade. Does
    anyone have any idea what kind of mother board's Dell uses and how fast
    the processers they can handle?
    The General
    The General, Feb 23, 2004
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  2. Take a look at the ship date. If it's before the first week of May, 2002,
    it is limited to a 400 MHz bus CPU (2.6 GHz P4/400 max, or 2.8 GHz Celeron).

    If it was shipped after that time, it can take 533 CPUs as well, up to a
    3.06 GHz P4/533. Neither revision of the board will support 800 MHz bus

    If you have 45 ns RAM now, to upgrade to a 533 (if possible) you'll have to
    replace all of it with 40 ns RAM, which is required for the faster bus.
    Edward J. Neth, Feb 23, 2004
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  3. The General

    The General Guest

    Thanks for the info. Can you tell me where you got your information? I
    know it is a 400 MHz front side bus. That's the problem with finding
    Ram. If what you said is true I would not get enough boost for my bucks
    going from my 2MHz to 2.6MHz. Anyway thank you again.
    The General, Feb 23, 2004
  4. Check with Dell - they can confirm the information. Most 8200s are limited
    to 400 MHz bus speed. Only the latter models, which weren't produced for
    that long before the 8250 arrived, are 533-compliant.
    Edward J. Neth, Feb 23, 2004
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