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Dell GX 280 Which CPU

by Bemigo / November 19, 2012 4:07 AM PST

I have a dell gx280 with a socket 775 2.8 processor and wish to upgrade to a 3.4. Can anyone tell me which I need. The 2.8 is a SL7PR.

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And you are aware of that model CPU issues?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 19, 2012 4:16 AM PST
In reply to: Dell GX 280 Which CPU

Watch the video and then decide if you want to go where folk know there is trouble.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1hg1zf7rrY and many other pages talked about it long ago. If you are OK with trouble, do this.

Why not a better GPU?
Bob

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cpu
by Bemigo / November 19, 2012 9:47 PM PST

That's the 3.6 but what about the 3.4 or even a 3.0.

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If you do the research
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 20, 2012 12:39 AM PST
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It's a little less pronounced on the 3.4 but there are other issues you will encounter such as the aged motherboard power supply for the CPU is noisier than years ago and folk lose all their cool as the machine misbehaves. I will no long perform this sort of upgrade but instead will change video cards and pop in faster HDDs as well as max out the RAM.

My advice is to not do this but look at other areas.

Your common upgrader is hoping this will allow some games to play better. The more seasoned upgrader will change the video card.
Bob

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Cpu upgrade
by bob b / November 20, 2012 1:37 AM PST
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If you 'really' want to do this........call Dell.

Let them tell you what cpu's that mobo supports and what bios level is needed.

That machine seems to come from the pent 'D' era.
I think there was a few different versions of that thing.......might be can of worms.

I doubt you can just pop in any lga 775 cpu.

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My thought is can of worms.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 20, 2012 2:09 AM PST
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The age of the machine is why I will not do this. The old motherboard issue has made what folk used to do, something I will no longer do or advise. But if folk insist then we've warned them off and it's their money.

Again, nod to the other areas.
Bob

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CPU Upgrade.
by Bemigo / November 20, 2012 3:40 PM PST

I get the picture. I think I'll go down the graphics card route. I'm maxed out on the memory as I'm running a 32 bit system and I gather I can't do anything about that without the CPU upgrade. Thanks for your help guys.

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GPU without changing the PSU.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 20, 2012 11:22 PM PST
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I can give a big nod to the under 40 buck ATI 5450 with 1GB RAM. You can find this model on newegg.com, amazon.com for 30 or 40 bucks and it's quite a step up from anything I've seen in this model.
Bob

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