Changing processors on dual processor workstation board
Posted on 2006-06-24
I have a Dell 530 dual processor mobo running a Xeon 603 pin 1.7 processor. The system is moderately fast but would like to speed it up. What happens if I pull the 1.7 and put a 2.2 processor in in it's place? With Win XP installed + all available updates, will the operating system reject this as a new PC? Or reject it as altered hardware configuration? Will I have to reset anything in Bios or what exactly else do I need to be aware of if anything? This system is also running only 256 mb of rdram-will it's speed increase much if I install an additional 256 mb? What in your opinion will speed up this system the most?
greywolf01 at EE