I have a friend who I'm about to replace a motherboard for. I just want to make sure I don't screw this up, cause I have a tendency to do that with other people's computers...
He currently has a Dell Dimension 4600 with the following specs
Motherboard - Dell Part #2Y832
-Support for an Intel® Pentium® 4 processor in a mPGA478 socket with a 533/800 MHz system bus
- Four 184-pin DDR SDRAM DIMM sockets - Dual Channel
- Support for DDR 400, DDR 333, and DDR 266
Processor - Dell Part #D1522
-P4, 80532, 2.66G, 512, 533, SOCKET N, DECISION ONE
Memory - Dell Part #U3420
-2x DUAL IN-LINE MEMORY MODULE, 256, 333M, 32X64, 8K, 184
Newegg only has one board that is labeled for PC2700 RAM, which is what he has if I'm not mistaken. So, if I buy a board that is for PC3200 RAM, will his memory and processor work on it? Here is the board I would like to buy assuming it fits in his Dell case - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131527
It says it supports P4 Prescott, but his is just a regular P4
Also I'm not sure about his current RAM being just PC2700 working on this PC3200 board.