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December 3, 2013 11:58:34 AM

Dell Vostro 260 MT Owners Manual Go to the Specifications Sheet and check out the H61 express mobo.

Can I use a G2020 to replace the i3-2120? ...Friend just has one laying around...

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December 3, 2013 12:09:11 PM

That pentium is slower on the cpu side of things compared to the i3 but i should fit in the same socket and it should work with a bios update if dell has provided one.
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December 4, 2013 8:41:52 AM

Should I contact dell support?
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December 4, 2013 8:47:07 AM

Look around on the internet for a bios update for your PC
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December 5, 2013 7:39:41 PM

jay_nar2012 said:
Look around on the internet for a bios update for your PC
Thanks for the suggestion, Jay. You have been helping me every time I post a question.

I found [Dell] Drivers for Vostro 260s.

I am not sure which updates to install. Which BIOS download should I choose?

Should I consider any of the other driver updates?

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December 5, 2013 11:17:25 PM

From what i can tell, the A10 BIOS update is the latest one.

Here is the link to it - http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/19/DriverDeta...
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December 20, 2013 8:13:11 AM

Just got off phone with dell support with bad news. Pentium CPUs will not work with this particular motherboard in my dell Vostro 260 (i3-2120, ST250DM000-1bd141 HDD, H61 mtherboard, etc.)

Would it hurt to try installing it anyway?
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December 20, 2013 8:29:56 AM

No, if it doesn't work then it would throw a couple or beeps and flash some lights and won't turn on.

If it does work, which it should then it would boot, just make sure you have thermal paste.
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December 30, 2013 5:42:54 PM

I just went ahead and installed the g2020 with the GTX 650TiB. I know it's a hit in CPU performance, but it's already in with paste and fan. I will try the g2020 in the Dell Vostro someday just to see if it'll work in there. It'll be kinda cool to compare the benchmarks of g2020 and the i3-2120. I'll make a little addition, in the future, when I switch
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