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Transferring a CPU?

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  • 23-11-2004 7:09pm
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    Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 3,734 Mod ✭✭✭✭


    i have a intel p4 socket 478 cpu and its in a dell 8300 i was wondering are they transferable cpus? im building a new pc and am trying to keep the cost down


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,225 ✭✭✭Ciaran500


    You will be able to transfer it, just make sure its a 478 board you buy in the new one.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 179 ✭✭davie_b


    i have a intel p4 socket 478 cpu and its in a dell 8300 i was wondering are they transferable cpus? im building a new pc and am trying to keep the cost down

    yes it is, your biggest problem thou
    the fact it was orginally in a dell !!!! lol
    :)


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 3,734 Mod ✭✭✭✭The Real B-man


    thanks, lol yeah im worried about the heatsink knowing dell i wont be able to use it on my new board :rolleyes:


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,008 ✭✭✭rabbitinlights


    Dont put the dell heatsink anywhere near your new PC, spend a few quid on a decent heatsink, it will be much quieter and better at cooling.

    Sean


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 3,734 Mod ✭✭✭✭The Real B-man


    Dont put the dell heatsink anywhere near your new PC, spend a few quid on a decent heatsink, it will be much quieter and better at cooling.

    Sean

    yeah i was thinking is a heatsink with a fan better or one of those fanless ones like in my 8300


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  • Registered Users Posts: 950 ✭✭✭jessy


    I can only imagine that if dell supplied the heatsink then its Crap. from what i can see any good Fanless heatsink is fecken huge. better of with a good fan cooled one. have a look here.
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/Online_Catalogue_CPU_Coolers_1.html


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,008 ✭✭✭rabbitinlights


    I got a Zalman 7000 Cu, its massive and weighs a ton but its very quite and keeps my P4 2.4 running smoothly at 3.06Ghz.


    Sean


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 8,264 ✭✭✭RicardoSmith


    yeah i was thinking is a heatsink with a fan better or one of those fanless ones like in my 8300

    jessy wrote:
    I can only imagine that if dell supplied the heatsink then its Crap. from what i can see any good Fanless heatsink is fecken huge. better of with a good fan cooled one. have a look here..

    The reason the Dell doesn't need a fan or a very large HS is because they've designed the case airflow to use as few fans possibile. Usually Dells are extremely quiet. If you are making millions of PC's you are not going to put a bad HS in there thats going to create lots of support calls and return issues. Its just not worth it.

    Try getting a fanless and quiet rig with a PC you build you're self and you'l find it will cost quite a bit more than a regular self build. With Dell you get that out of the box.

    Complaing that a Dell isn't as good a customised PC is a bit lame. If you want to buy customised off the shelf buy an Alienware or from a specialist company like http://www.armari.com/ or http://www.boxxtech.com/. Dell is a box shifter for the masses. The're good at it. Get over it!


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,630 ✭✭✭gline


    I'll give dell 1 thing, they are quiet, it would be hard to get an oc'd pc that quiet and still run stable. But im no fan of Dell, due to not being able to upgrade them later on (crap mobo's)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 8,264 ✭✭✭RicardoSmith


    gline wrote:
    I'll give dell 1 thing, they are quiet, it would be hard to get an oc'd pc that quiet and still run stable. But im no fan of Dell, due to not being able to upgrade them later on (crap mobo's)

    Dell motherboards are straighforward clones of intel motherboards. Some of the intel bios'es even work on them. Intel motherboards cannot be overlocked but they are well regarded for stability, as are Dells. You can upgrade Dell computers as they are pretty much standard with the exception of the size and mounting of the motherboard PSU and case. Which is non standard. Its a pretty much standard practise for places like Dell, Compaq, HP, Apple to make non standard fittings. Same in many industries. Locking mobiles, region specific DVD etc. What you forget is that the vast majority of PC's are never upgraded. So why spend money making a feature, that doesn't make you any money, and that most of the time is never used anyway.

    Even a high proportion of people who modifiy their PCs would tend to swap their case and motherboard when they do an upgrade anyway.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,630 ✭✭✭gline


    You work for Dell by any chance. LOL :D


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 8,264 ✭✭✭RicardoSmith


    gline wrote:
    You work for Dell by any chance. LOL :D

    No LOL :D

    I just have an odd compulsion to correct inaccurate posts. I need to seek help... :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,630 ✭✭✭gline


    I just dont like dells because i like overclocking pc's. I agree they are great for normal home users, u'd be hard pushed to build a pc that good, that cheap yourself.


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 3,734 Mod ✭✭✭✭The Real B-man


    thnaks lads whats all this i hear about using thermal paste between the cpu and processer i have never used the stuff before what should i do?


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