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What is the upgrade limit for the processor - Dell Dimension XPS T500

By revehub ·
I want to upgrade the processor on my daughter's old computer from the present 450Mhz to 800mhz so she can play her Sims 2 game. I have an AMD Athlon 900 but I don't think it is compatible (fsb 200).

What, if any, options do I have other than a computer upgrade? Thanks for your time.


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Upgrade limit.

by VandiL In reply to What is the upgrade limit ...


Upgrade limit for the XPS T500 is:
600 MHz PIII (Pentium III)
768 MB RAM

Your AMD is Slot A. PIII (in this case) is Slot 1. The AMD will not work. Sorry.

Good luck.

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w/ Powerleap you can run a 1.4Ghz cpu

by fullsplitrecords In reply to What is the upgrade limit ...

Powerleap adapter lets you run a 1.4Ghz PIII or Celeron. You can find them on ebay, its hard to say if its worth it to spend money to upgrade when you can buy a used P4 tower for $100 or less.

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f.s.r, Welcome to TR.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to w/ Powerleap you can run ...

Welcome to TR. You may want to check out the 'New Users Guide' at:

and the FAQ at:

I appreciate that you're trying to be helpful, but the question you're answering is over a year old. Your answer may benefit some unlikely future reader with the same problem, but we usually ignore anything with mold growing on it.

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