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Can I upgrade older Dell PC with newer Intel CPU?

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My folks have a Dell Dimension XPS T600r PC, circa 1999. It runs an Intel Pentium II processor stock. I have a Pentium IV, 2.20Ghz chip I am not using (came from a fairly new--year old--Dell Dimension 2400 PC). Would this chip A) "Fit" in the Dell XPS T600r (# of pins is the same or not?) and, B) would the XPS work with this newer Intel chip? The XPS runs only 128MB RAM, so that can definately be added to. Thanks!
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No. PII is a slot type. P4 is a socket type.   Sorry.
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As Coral47 has said, PII is a slot type processor whereas P4 is a socket type. Only one thing you can do, if you really like your Dell cabinet. Buy a motherboard which supports P4 processor (like 865chipset). But the story begins. You will have to change the memory also. Then the PS (Power supply) also. Buy a motherboard which has inbuilt display and sound, so you dont have to spend for an AGP card or sound card.
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Thanks for the comments! Guess I'll just add some memory for a bit of an improvement. See if I can find a buyer for my P4 processor.

Jim
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Check the mobo manual or the Dell site and find out what max speed CPU and speed/type Ram your system will support, then call around to some of the repair shops and see if someone wants to swap out a PII and some ram for your P4.  Just a thought.    : )
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OK, coral47, thanks.

Jim
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Goody! Points for me.    : D
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Thank you much.    : )
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