Is it possible to upgrade a Celeron 1.1 processor?

Ian June 19, 2010
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It’s a Dell Dimension 2200, and it’s got a ‘coppermine’ 1.1, which, according to Google, seems to be a ‘socket 370’.
Is there a possible cheap straight swap, likely used from eBay ?

  1. pceasies
    June 23, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    Sounds like it's time for a new computer. You can get the tower relatively cheap from Microcenter or Tigerdirect. Both places sell decent machines for around $300

  2. Oron Joffe
    June 19, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    The fastest 370-socketed Celeron (according to http://mysite.verizon.net/pchardwarelinks/586.htm) is the Celeron 1.4G (Tualatin) which was introduced in 2002. It is rated about 50% faster than your celeron. There's also a Pentium III 1.4G which will be very slightly faster.
    Although these should fit, there's never a guarantee with such upgrades, especially as the 370s were prone to cracking due to excess pressure, so I'd advise you against such an upgrade.