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By pokin_7 ·
I have several Dell Dimension V350 MHZ computers.
I would like to upgrade the "CPU's" could someone
tell me whats the largest CPU i can go up to? Or what i have to do to go larger? Your help would be greatly appreciated!

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by D_V Ant In reply to UpGrade

Microprocessor type
Intel? Celeron™ with MMX™ technology
runs at 333, 400, 433, or 466 MHz internally/66 MHz externally
Intel Pentium? II with MMX technology
runs at 333 MHz internally/66 MHz externally; 350 MHz internally/100 MHz externally; 400 MHz internally/100 MHz externally

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by dustyD In reply to UpGrade

Most likely to get where you want to be will require a new motherboard and processor.
Look on the back of your Dell and find the Service Tag #. It should look like something like 82RJJ01.
Follow this link to see all the system specs for your actual box, and fill in the ST#.
http://support.dell.com/upgrades/Hardware.aspx

What you find there will determine what you will need. How fast do you want to go and how much do you want to spend?

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by dustyD In reply to UpGrade

You can also use the following to have Dell
search your actual system (connect with the Dimension you are referring to)
http://support.dell.com/us/en/filelib/device.asp
On the left side of the screen, select your Dimension V series, and then click Configure. Dell will install a small app to check your actual system configuration.

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by TheChas In reply to UpGrade

Answer #1 looks to have the correct information.

There still may be 3rd party mfgs selling assorted CPU upgrades.

I recommend that you save your money, and apply it towards a newer system instead.

Remember, that doubling the CPU speed usually results in a MAXIMUM performance improvement of 25%.
Unless you are running applications that are very CPU intensive (such as CADD) you will not see much improvement by simply increasing CPU speed.

Chas

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by rboggio1 In reply to UpGrade

To answer your question, your Dimension V350 has an integrated Intel 440BX AGPset. For you that mean's your dell will support up to a 100MHz front side bus (FSB) processor, which your PII350 is. That 440BX AGPset chipset will support any 100MHz FSB processor. I am quite sure your dell will go to PII450. What is your greatest concern is the supporting chipset and B.I.O.S. You dells have a flashable B.I.O.S so you will have to check with dell about how high of a processor they will support with the latest B.I.O.S update. Another issue is you have a SLOT1 motherboard. There are various SLOT1 processors above 450 MHz at 100 MHz FSB. Intel changed the design of other 100MHz FSB processors to the socket 370 design. That does not mean that you cannot choose one of these if you want and you Motherboard supports it but you will have to buy a 370 to SLOT1 adapter commonly referred to as a ?slotkey? to accommodate a 370 processor.

Your supporting chipset will only hold 384 MB [Maximum] of PC100 memory. It only has 2X AGP and is ATA33 for the hard drive controller. By today?s standards this is antiquated. You could add all the processor you want but you still have several bottlenecks inherent to the system. If you maxed the memory at 384 and put in an ATA 100/133 hard drive and hard drive controller you will see a nice performance increases with that PII 350. My opinion is even if you upgrade the processor to a PIII700, if the system will support it you will be disappointed if you dothe processor alone.

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