CPU upgrade for a Dell Dimension B110

Posted on 2009-02-10
Last Modified: 2013-12-09
I would like to upgrade the processor on my Dell Dimension B110 computer.  Right now I have an Intel Celeron 2.53Ghz in the machine.  Is this a socket 478 setup or something different?  Which processor should I upgrade to for best performance?
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    This system uses a Socket 478 motherboard; and supports 800MHz Pentium IV CPU's.

    Finding a Socket 478 P-IV can be a challenge ... but they're generally available on ebay.   This would work nicely:
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    Thank you very much!  Replacing my processor will not cause me to lose any data on my hard drive will it?  Just want to verify!
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    No, you won't lose any data.   But you will need to do a repair install of XP to get the benefits of hyperthreading.   Otherwise the HAL (hardware abstraction layer) in XP will be incorrect, and you'll only use the CPU in single threaded mode -- this will still be a big improvement over your Celeron; but won't be using the CPU to its maximum capabilities.

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