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Processor replacement

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While working on a Dell Dimension 2400, we got the bright idea to put a temp sensor on the processor.  Unfortunatley, while doing this we broke one of the pins on the processor.  Now the PC won't boot and I am in a world of trouble.

Can anyone help me with a replacement?  I found the part on Dell's site - but they want $320 for it and it is refurbished!  Is it possible to use a different manufacturer/model in this machine?  Cheaper is better....

The Dell store shows this:

All I know about the processor is: F1534 PROCESSOR, 80532, 2.53, 512K, 533, SOCKET N, DECISION ONE

Any help is appreciated.

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From what I can see it looks like a P4 Processor.  I would get one that is approx the same speed from either a local computer store, ebay or newegg.  My personal recommendation would be the local computer store.
If im not mistaken, I believe this is actually a socket 478 (it should say on the processor slot), and if this is the case you should be able to pickup another processor from someplace like newegg for less than $100
Here's one from newegg(only compatible one they have).
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2.53Ghz CPU speed
512Kb cache
Socket 478
533Mhz front side bus
The one jamietoner linked to will work.
There can be cheaper ones found on ebay, like this one
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Hi guys,

Thanks for all the great responses.  

SparkMaker - I like the low priced option, but I noticed the model numbers are different.  The one on ebay is SL6S2, but my old one is SL6PD.  Does that matter?  Should still work?

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Awesome!  Thanks for all the help!