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CPU upgrade in dell 4600

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by rfurman24, Jun 19, 2007.

  1. rfurman24

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    I have decided to upgrade the cpu in my Dell 4600. I just want to up the performance a little to hold me over another year or so. I currently have a 2.4b 533fsb and want to go to a 3.0ht 800fsb or a 3.2ht 800fsb both northwoods. My first question is would a 3.0 1mb l2 cache be better than a 3.2 512k l2 cache. My second question is when I upgrade should I stay with the stock thermal pad or do away with it and use a grease such as Artic?
     
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    I do not have onboard video. I have a bfg 6600 gt oc. After doing more research it appears that their is no northwood with 1mb l2 cache and it is unclear if a 3.2 cpu will work with my stock motherboard so I think I will go with the 3.0 800fsb northwood. I still need to know If I should use the stock thermal pad or just use grease.
     
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    if fan heatsink assembly comes with cpu then use what is on the heatsink whether pad or grease.
     
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    The cpu is used. The heatsink has nothing.
     
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    then use artic silver grease
     
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    Ok. Thanks.
     
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    no problem, teach & learn.
     

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