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i heard it is possible to upgrade or replace the SH4 Processor in the Dreamcast with something like a Pentium...i know it sounds crazy, but.......its been said that u take off the original processor but leaving the Pins on the board obviously, and then with the Pentium CPU, u connect the 4 corners with the corners on the Motherboard with very small wires (not sures which ones) and from that, u have to do something with u BIOS of the DC and u add them (something like that). Can anyone tell me if that is true or if something is wrong on wat i said or can anything like this be done at all???
 

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I heard that rumour 6 years ago when i was 14,but i would have to say its not true, because the architecture of an x86 and a hitachi sh4 are completely different, the rumour appeared (i hypothesize) because, A.dreamcast had some limited windows ce libraries on some GD-roms, eg resident evil 2,3, and B. because a few tablet pcs appeared with windows ce and a hitachi sh4 (running at 300mhz i belive), making some people think that the sh4 was similiar to x86. Someone please prove me wrong.
 

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ok...does anyone know if there is a processor out there that has the same architecture as the Hitachi SH-4 and that has the power of a Intel Pentium 4? (at a low cost) anyone? i would be very greatful if anyone can tell me if there is or not. If not just tell me and explain. Please???
 

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i was thinking of OverClocking it...but i want to do it over the limit, which i know isnt possible. i know it is possible to upgrade the Dreamcast...cause i have ideas for it. hehehehehe!
 

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OK. i just want to know another thing then, does anyone know a Processor that has the same architecture as the Hitachi SH-4 but that has power as a Pentium 4? PLease anyone? i know there is...but i need someone to help me jog my memory or just tell me if there is any?
 

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I don't know about that, sorry :(
Just some friendly advice: Use the 'edit' button next time, a double post such as this one is not needed in this case :)

IF no one else here is able to help out I still recommend going to dcemulation's forums and ask the same question over there. There are alot more modders and ppl that have great knowledge about the DC than over here I think.

Good luck.
 
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