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Adding second processor to Dell Precision 350 - what type do I need?

I have a Dell Precision 350 workstation with an Intel Pentium 4 3.06Ghz 478 processor.  I want to add an additional process but am having trouble finding the same processor (except on eBay, for this is for work and I can't buy through eBay).  
Can I put a different processor in the second slot?  Does it have to match the first?  How do I know what processors will work in that workstation (or with that motherboard)?  Will any 478 processor work?

Thanks

Doug
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PUNKYCommented:
Go directly to Dell.
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PUNKYCommented:
Assume you have the service tag for system outside the box, use it on Dell Support website and get information, then you can search for cheaper price some where else.
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rindiCommented:
They should match, so you need the same CPU.
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MarkCommented:
As far as I know the precision 350 only supports One CPU and its a socketed CPU not a slotted CPU.
Are you sure this is the correct model.
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phototropicCommented:
This is your board:

http://support.euro.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ws350/smen/sysbrd.htm#1114420

It only supports one microprocessor via the cpu socket:

http://support.euro.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ws350/smen/mtprcsr.htm#1133173

"...Can I put a different processor in the second slot?..."  Are you maybe referring to a second stick of RAM?:

 http://support.euro.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ws350/smen/memory.htm#1108474



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lauchangkwangCommented:
Honestly, I get confuce with your question in here ..... hope you can make the question more clearer

For the processor inside the PC, we put it / name it plug into the socket ............ and for the slot (most of the time we use is PCI slot and AGP slot) ...........

Motherboard description: http://www.pantherproducts.co.uk/Articles/Motherboard/Understanding%20your%20Motherboard.shtml

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dougshepardAuthor Commented:
Sorry... I must have been thinking of a different Dell workstation (we have many different models at my work).  You are right, sparkmaker, it only has one socket.  Oops.

Thanks

Doug
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MarkCommented:
If you provide the proper model number we can still help here.
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dougshepardAuthor Commented:
That is the proper model number (that I brought home from my work).  I meant it must have been a different model that I had opened in the past and saw the second socket.

I have added another GB of memory to my 350 and removed some software and it is running okay now (I was hoping a second processor would speed it up).

Thanks again.
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