Will a Pentium 4 processor work with my Dell motherboard?

by on January 2, 2012

Q: Hi everybody. I’m considering upgrading my CPU and was wondering if this new CPU is compatible. I’m pretty sure it is but I lack confidence in this area and would like a second opinion. So this is the new CPU

INTEL Pentium 4 3.4 GHz SL7PP SOCKET 478 P4 3.4G 3.4E

Here’s my Motherboard:
Manufacturer Dell Computer Corp.
Model 0K8980 (Microprocessor)
Chipset Vendor Intel
Chipset Model i865P/PE/G/i848P
Chipset Revision A2
Southbridge Vendor Intel
Southbridge Model 82801EB (ICH5)
Southbridge Revision 02
Brand Dell Computer Corporation
Version A03

and this is my current CPU:

Intel Pentium 4
Cores 1
Threads 1
Name Intel Pentium 4
Code Name Prescott
Package Socket 478 mPGA
Technology 90nm
Specification Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz
Family F
Extended Family F
Model 4
Extended Model 4
Stepping 1
Revision E0
Instructions MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3
Virtualization Unsupported
Hyperthreading Not supported
Bus Speed 133.0 MHz
Rated Bus Speed 532.0 MHz
Stock Core Speed 2800 MHz
Stock Bus Speed 133 MHz
L1 Data Cache Size 16 KBytes
L1 trace cache 12 KĀµops
L2 Unified Cache Size 1024 KBytes

Like I said it looks good to me but I need a second opinion before going ahead. Thanks

2 Responses to “Will a Pentium 4 processor work with my Dell motherboard?”
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    Looks like you should be fine, but just note that you’re going to barely see much of any performance difference.

    If you’re not able to afford a new computer, your money is probably better spent on getting your RAM upgraded to 2GB, assuming you’re running less than that.


    Yeah, I’m already running 2GB of RAM. I didn’t think I’d get much more out of that processor than my current one but it’s $20 so I guess it couldn’t hurt. Thanks.