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Dell XPS R450 450mhz How To upgrade to 1.4ghz

Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 7:48 am
by cdoublej
Dell XPS R450 has a bios the limits what CPUs you can put in it because the voltage regulator on the motherboard has limited capabilities.

very helpful once you’v read this you should be able to follow me.
First I got an Fc-Pga to Fc-Pga2 converter it looks almost just like this I grabbed it off ebay for cheap.


Then i got a 1.4ghz Celeron Sl6JU ... Spec=SL6JU

staying as close to the power regulations as possible it runs 1.5 volts and runs pretty well you also might like to know that this mother board also runs 512mb the dell document for this mother board doesn’t even mention 512 simply because 256mb ram sticks didn’t exist back then, I haven’t tried any higher amounts of ram.

here it is all sandwiched together


A Screen Shot of the My Computer properties


It's pretty stable actually and I've only had it crash once or twice and it runs pretty well paired with a more recent pci graphics card it could run pretty dang fast.

Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 9:56 am
by edwin
Yeah back in the days where Dell was still using Intel boards and building quality systems.... Thank you for posting this though 8)

Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 10:31 pm
by cdoublej
I figured someone might like it. It plays WoW at 20fps with an old ati 9200
just got a newer pci card for it on newegg if it doesn't drain the power it should be interesting to see the results.