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Memory and CPU for my old Dimension 2400

By justinc1431 ·
I've been using this Dell Dimension 2400 for ages now, been pretty reliable. But it's time to do some upgrading. I need a CPU and 2gig of ram(max cap). Was wondering if the following would work or not?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231047

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681**16027

If you have other reccomendations please let me know. Also curious if I'll need a new heatsink and fan? If so could someone reccomend one that's not going to cost me an arm and a leg. Thanks all.

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Well the processor might be alright, but the RAM is too fast ..

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Memory and CPU for my old ...

I've got a funny feeling (if the DELL still has its original motherboard) that you can only install PC2700 RAM.

I reckon your choice of PC3200 RAM is too fast for your motherboard, irrespective of the CPU.

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I thought so too

by justinc1431 In reply to Well the processor [i]mig ...

I have upgraded the ram before, but it's been a few years now. I thought I had to stick to PC2700 but wasn't sure. Thanks for the info. Hopefully I can get some more info on the CPU, this Celeron is sloooow.

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