1) The clips are released to an audible click and it comes out 4 or 5 mm but no more. Seems to be the top that is sticking more than the bottom. Machine bought in Jul 98
2) System Information = System chip set Intel 440BX AGPset Data bus width 64 bits Address bus width 32 bits DMA channels 7 Interrupt levels 15 System BIOS chip 2 Mb (256 KB) System clock 100 MHz (matches external processor speed)
Thanks Nessie I know that at the time of that article, Spring 1998, the 450MHz was the fastest around and perhaps that was what the article was referring to. I've no idea of the rest of the technicalities!!
I used "The Quick CPU Upgrade Finder" on the Powerleap site which "gathers technical information about your PC's CPU, Mainboard, and Memory." After this, Powerleap emailed me -
"Suggested Answer - Thanks for sending information about your system to us for CPU upgrade advice.
Based on the details, I'd recommend our new PL-iP3/T upgrade, which will currently take your system's CPU up to 1.4 GHz, using an Intel "Tualatin" Celeron with 256K of L2 cache. For more information on this product, please see click here."
It appears that the programme was meant to take into account the processor, mainboard and memory. Looks like fun and games ahead!!
Thanks folks Got it sorted. There was a blue bar which anchored the heat sink on to the board, presumably, as an anti-vibration device. Must be a Dell speciality. The heat sink was slotted at the back to hold it. Once I slid the blue bar to the right, the CPU popped out ever so easily!!
Thanks for your collective help.
Now, I'm off to add a new HD, from current 13GB to 80GB!! But will wait a few days to let things settle down.
Programmes sure open faster with 1.4GHz compared to 400MHz!!
Have a great weekend.
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