Can my PC handle a chip increase from 1.8 to 2.7Ghz?
Posted on 2006-03-29
I have a Dell Dimension 2350 with a 1.8 Ghz processor that I bought back about two years or so ago. It was a 1.6Ghz, but that crapped out and I got a new chip. A buddy of mine is tossing his 2400 Dimension which houses a 2.7ghz chip. Pretend I don't know anything, but based on how I was able to swap out my defective 1.6 for the 1.8, and assume that the chip does fit into the processor bay, what damage can be done by bumping me up to the 2.7 Ghz? I'd use the same heat sink to keep it cool and I'd monitor the inside temperature. Can this be done? All chips were Intel P4
Please let me know.