Help Needed With Processor


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atlantic965

These are the specs of my VAIO DESKTOP

Processor (Configurable)
Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor 640 with Hyper-Threading
Technology (3.20GHz1 , 2MB L2 Cache)
Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor 630 with Hyper-Threading
Technology (3GHz1 , 2MB L2 Cache)
Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor 530 with Hyper-Threading
Technology (2.80GHz1 , 1MB L2 Cache)
Intel® Celeron® Processor 346 (3.06GHz1 , 256KB L2 Cache)
Front Side Bus Speed
800MHz
Chipset
Intel® 915G
Memory (Configurable)
2GB, 1GB, 512MB, 256MB
PC-3200 400MHz DDR
(Expandable to 2GB)



It has the Celeron. Does they specs mean I can change it to the
Pentium 4 630?
 
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These are the specs of my VAIO DESKTOP

Processor (Configurable)
Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor 640 with Hyper-Threading
Technology (3.20GHz1 , 2MB L2 Cache)
Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor 630 with Hyper-Threading
Technology (3GHz1 , 2MB L2 Cache)
Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor 530 with Hyper-Threading
Technology (2.80GHz1 , 1MB L2 Cache)
Intel® Celeron® Processor 346 (3.06GHz1 , 256KB L2 Cache)
Front Side Bus Speed
800MHz
Chipset
Intel® 915G
Memory (Configurable)
2GB, 1GB, 512MB, 256MB
PC-3200 400MHz DDR
(Expandable to 2GB)



It has the Celeron. Does they specs mean I can change it to the
Pentium 4 630?


Maybe! That would depend on the motherboard (might be a different one). It
would also depend on the cooling - again, it might be a different
cooler/heatsink for the hotter P4.

Also, you are not going to gain all that much performance by moving from
3.06 Celeron to 3.2 P4. Obviously it will be faster, but probably not all
that noticable, 10%-20% perhaps, which in Windows doing normal office-type
tasks will not make any difference.
 
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Paul

atlantic965 said:
These are the specs of my VAIO DESKTOP

Processor (Configurable)
Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor 640 with Hyper-Threading
Technology (3.20GHz1 , 2MB L2 Cache)
Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor 630 with Hyper-Threading
Technology (3GHz1 , 2MB L2 Cache)
Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor 530 with Hyper-Threading
Technology (2.80GHz1 , 1MB L2 Cache)
Intel® Celeron® Processor 346 (3.06GHz1 , 256KB L2 Cache)
Front Side Bus Speed
800MHz
Chipset
Intel® 915G
Memory (Configurable)
2GB, 1GB, 512MB, 256MB
PC-3200 400MHz DDR
(Expandable to 2GB)



It has the Celeron. Does they specs mean I can change it to the
Pentium 4 630?

The Celeron is 84W.

http://processorfinder.intel.com/details.aspx?sSpec=SL8HD

There are several Celeron 346 in the list here. LGA775 socket.

http://processorfinder.intel.com/List.aspx?ParentRadio=All&ProcFam=49&SearchKey=

The P4 processors are here.

http://processorfinder.intel.com/List.aspx?ParentRadio=All&ProcFam=483&SearchKey=

The 640 is here, and is 84W.

http://processorfinder.intel.com/details.aspx?sSpec=SL7Z8

So as long as the information was found on the Sony site,
and applies to your computer, then you can make the
substitution. The fact that the TDP power is the same, is
likely why they're listed as substitutes.

Installing an LGA775 processor is demonstrated here. The
Vaio may use a cooler different in nature than the retail
Intel cooling solution, so that detail will be different.
Some prebuilt computers have ducts and a different shape
for the heatsink and so on.

http://cache-www.intel.com/cd/00/00/24/12/241209_241209.wmv

You will notice that this 670 is near the top of the
chart for the P4 (and is also an LGA775 socketed processor).
It has a TDP rating of 115W, and is not in the Vaio list.
So this would probably be too much for either the
motherboard Vcore regulator power output, the power supply,
or the cooling system. It is hard to say, without finding more
information or examples somewhere. The computer could
run a bit warmer with something like this installed, whereas
the others wouldn't be quite as bad.

http://processorfinder.intel.com/details.aspx?sSpec=SL7Z3

Paul
 

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