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January 17, 2008 1:10:54 PM

I have a Dell GX280, that I want to turn into a home server, it currently has a P4 2.80, running on a Intel 915P/915G (according to CPU-Z). My question is, will a P4 3.4ghz, be compatible with this board? Also, I know this should go into the memory forum, but since I have this post, will this machine handle 4gb of ram? or rather 3.5gb with 32bit limitation.

Thanks in advanced.

- Dave

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November 22, 2008 8:31:59 PM

hi..me to have a gx280 and i want to know if it is possible to put a 8800 gts video card on it...i know i have a problem with power but i think i can resolve it...what i don`t know is if my motherboard will suport 8800 gts...the card have a 2.0 psi expres interface and i want to know if will be suported by motherboard...almost forgot it is a tower edition

thanks
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January 16, 2009 6:20:07 PM

I have Optiplex GX280 SFF (that means super small frame, matx desktop) with 160 Watt factory PSU. I upgarded cpu to pentium 4 650 (3,4 GHz, 64bit) 4GB ddr2 800MHz RAM and actualy seceond ATI graphic cards. If you find pentium 6x1 processor then its better cuz its less power consumpting due to 65nm technology (the one I have is 90nm and costs me 84 W of this insufficent power).

Graphic cards I tried are Radeon x1550 (or x1300, there is no difference) and radeon 2400 hd that burned today (probably due to fan problem, I got it with damaged power connector and it didn`t circulated - after a long hour of playing Fallout 3 it run down and definitly wont stand up). Im going to try Radeon 3450 or 4550 as soon as I put my hands on it.

Finally, anserwing your question, it can support every S775 Pentium 4 / Celereon, Celereon D

My question is, if there is possibility to change PSU to better one (250 Watt would be OK) and if GX280 can handle mentioned cards (ATI 3450 or 4550) ??
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January 21, 2009 12:06:02 AM

Hey The GX280 SFF with the ddr 2 handles up to 4 gigs I'm running 4 gigs of memory in it just having was wondering what the highest chipset and what the chipset it'll take but yes the GX280 SFF will take the 4gigs how ever the windows xp I'm running won't see past 3 gigs. OOPS. I don't plan on running 64 on it anytime soon since I don't plan on using it with 64bit to run shoutcast. The board does see 4 gigs I'm happy.
January 21, 2009 12:23:21 AM

Way to go with the necro posts gentlemen. The Engrish is a nice touch too.

For anyone that may read this thread in the future. The GX280 WILL NOT support the 6x1 series of P4. Only the 5xx and 6x0 Prescotts work.

Good day.
January 25, 2009 8:47:59 PM

hi all new user here. i have a dell gx280 with a 2.8 ht p4. i just got a geforce 7300gs with 256ram and i have 512 mb on board. i tried playing battlefield 2 with new card and i get terrible lag and graphics seem choppy. my question is do i need more ram to be able to play and will that video card require more power than the 250 watt supply that came with this dell?
February 17, 2009 5:51:19 AM

latin1 said:
hi all new user here. i have a dell gx280 with a 2.8 ht p4. i just got a geforce 7300gs with 256ram and i have 512 mb on board. i tried playing battlefield 2 with new card and i get terrible lag and graphics seem choppy. my question is do i need more ram to be able to play and will that video card require more power than the 250 watt supply that came with this dell?



no choppy performance is usually because your system isn't powerful enough, (not the powersupply)
you probably need more ram and a more powerful graphics card.
as far as ram goes anything less than 1 gig (2 gig recommended) is going to struggle with everything. with ram so cheap its highly recommended.

go and get yourself a decent card. the SFF will take a low profile 9400gs or 3450, the 3450 has the slight performance advantage, but not by much. both cards are dirt cheap.

i modded my sff by drilling (hole saw) into the top and putting an 80mm fan on top of the graphics card as i fried my last PC due to the amount of heat in there. graphics card was getting to 100*+ you couldn't touch the power supply, with the extra fan all is good., just make sure you have enough cooling if you do have a sff as it will burn out. typically when your over heating you'll get artifacts on the screen. typically when you don't have enough power you will get crashes and reboots.
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February 19, 2009 11:01:17 PM

Hi, a newb here... Anyone knows about (or better yet tried) putting a 3.8GHz P4 670 into a GX280 SFF?

TIA
February 20, 2009 7:16:34 AM

should do.
here is the CPU stats:

http://www.dealtime.co.uk/xPF-Intel-PENTIUM-670-3-8GHZ-...

the 915 is in the compatible chip sets. (which the gx280sff uses)

the GX280 works fine with my 640 (3.2ghz) which is the same family of CPUs

The 915s will not support dual CPU's (hyperthreading is fine)

the things id be worried about is the power supplies in the Dells are very weak. (the sff have 180 watts) the desktop is around 210 but is different to the SFF.
and heat, that CPU is gonna put it out so when changing over don't forget to put cpu goop in don't just trust whats on there!)

although for the amount your spending on the CPU better to just go out and get a core 2 duo system! (unless of course you have one lying around) the cpu will probably cost less, but you will need a new motherboard and case. probably wouldn't cost that much extra and would run rings around the P4.
or just get a second hand core2 duo system, will cost less than the 670

and you get a dual core CPU instead of just hyperthreading.

your really only flogging a dead horse spending that amount of money on it.
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February 20, 2009 7:28:55 AM

Thanks, Wisc! I just picked up two 670's from fee-bay for $100 incl S&H. The price was too tempting to pass up, lol! I tried these gx280's with a 3.0 P4 630 (successfully) and a 3.2 Celeron D 352 (orange light, no POST, not sure if BIOS update would help). The 630 made a very noticeable difference comparing to the non-HT 2.8GHz CPU's that came from Dell. I figured that I should be able to recover about $40 for the old CPU's, so the net cost would be about $60 for two of them.

The weak PSU is definitely a concern especially since I also have Radeon x1300 cards in them. Heat will be a factor too - already hear those fans spinning like jets!
February 20, 2009 7:46:35 AM

yeah more than likely you haven't go the paste on right, makes a huge difference. fans should be fairly quite under no to low load.
you can use a hole saw and put a fan on top of the graphics card too. i can show a pic if you like of how i did mine.
it cools down the power supply as well which your gonna want if your pumping more juice though it too.

have you got one bank or two of RAM?
two banks will also suck down more power as well.

Celeron D won't work due to dual core. no dual cores work on the 915.
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February 20, 2009 7:53:30 AM

they are actually reasonably quiet under light load... I was referring to whirring noise under full load. Keep in mind that the SFF's have one only fan cooling the CPU and double as an exhaust fan.

The video cards actually have fans, so they s/b OK as far as temps go... Would like to see the pix anyway for another system.

Have 2 x 1GB DDR2.

Thanks again!
February 20, 2009 8:17:29 AM

I put a layer of perspex on the whole thing, did a dodgy job of cutting the back half with a angle grinder.

been meaning to clean it up with a jigsaw but as its functional, haven't gotten around to it.

The power cable for the fan should really go though the perspex but it goes around through the side.

I have the fan blowing into the case so it forces more air though the power supply and out the computer, it also blows it over the graphics card, which is overclocked 200mhz (to 650 MHZ) and the memory is overclocked 100mhz (to 500Mhz)

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February 20, 2009 8:32:11 AM

Cool, thanks!
March 7, 2009 8:29:36 PM

Hi!

Right now i`m using this Optiplex with Pentium 4 650 (3,4GHz HT), 4GB of RAM and 512MB ATI Radeon HD4550 GPU. It works just great, no lags with Vista, new games are runing great too (Assasins Creed on max details with AA turned off, Prince of Persia also, both in max resolution 1440x900). I think that these are the maxests :)  upgardes on that platform, maybe OC is possible but as I read DELL made it impossible due to something on they OEM motherboard. Any idea?
March 9, 2009 6:02:41 AM

no options to over clock the mothboard as far as i can see, typically its done via bios.
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March 11, 2009 5:28:13 PM

Hi,
I have a big problem with this CPU - 3,6 Ghz, it does not work with gx280 :??:  , so i have a question - will only max. 3,4 Ghz Pentium 4 be work in this dell? and will be supported by motherboard - Intel i915G?
March 11, 2009 5:55:24 PM

What type of CPU you have? Somebody here said that i915G can`t support Pentium 4 6x1. And other thing is that 6x0 3,6 GHz CPU takes 120 Watts of power, I think that it is too much for GX280 PSU. Thats why I decided to put 3,4 GHz.

BTW one core cpu sucks, pzdr :) 
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March 11, 2009 6:56:53 PM

..hm so now i have pentium 4 - 520 (2,8 Ghz) in my Optiplex GX280 but the procesor 3,6 which i want to use - it`s pentium 4 560J so it is 5xx series of pentium 4, so in my opinion it should work but it doesnt :( 
clrwk85 - You have Dell Gx280 right? with Pentium 4 - 3,4 ?what type of this CPU is?(which You use)? and it works good? and motherboard and bios accepted this pentium? so i try with less frequency pentium like 3,4 or 3,2 probably its problem with PSU in gx280...i think..
Thanks! ;) 
March 12, 2009 11:26:19 AM

try the cpu in another machine, the cpu may be faulty, on the intel site the chip is supported however power may be an issuw
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March 12, 2009 1:02:10 PM

Ok i must try this CPU on another computer, but of course chip is supported, Cpu may be faulty, and i have a question is it possible that factory PSU - 160W decides that this CPU doesnt work?, because CPU consumes too much power? Because if i turn on computer, the warning appears at once like this: "Alert! Incompatible processor detected! System halted!" ant then system doesnt work, not boot, but when i put my "primary" CPU (2,8) , it work good without some problems etc..
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March 12, 2009 1:29:54 PM

Quote:
Ok i must try this CPU on another computer, but of course chip is supported, Cpu may be faulty, and i have a question is it possible that factory PSU - 160W decides that this CPU doesnt work?, because CPU consumes too much power? Because if i turn on computer, the warning appears at once like this: "Alert! Incompatible processor detected! System halted!" and then system doesnt work, not boot, but when i put my "primary" CPU (2,8) , it work good without some problems etc..

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March 12, 2009 5:55:46 PM

I found some infos about Optiplex GX280 on dell.com..
here it`s link:

http://www.dell.com/downloads/global/products/optix/en/...



".. Processor: Intel 915G Express Chipset, Intel Pentium 4 processor with 800 Mhz front side bus and Hyper-Threading and 1 Mb L2 Cache or Celeron D processor with 533 Mhz front side bus and 256K L2 Cache.."


So this specyfication shows clearly that in GX 280 is possible installation of Pentium 4 proccesor with 800 Bus Speed + HT + 1 Mb Cache and this computer with i915G motherboard are supported this family of Intel Processor, and i think that 6xx model with 2 Mb L2 cache shouldnt work with this machine according this dell`s informations on this webside...so the best model of intel processors wil be 5xx but i have Pentium 560 and it doesnt work.. no idea.. :( 

March 13, 2009 6:49:00 AM

so you are getting a warning message saying its incompatible?

regardless, it still leaves a faulty chip and not enough power as possible causes.
(although id expect it not to boot at all if these where the causes)

so these might not be the problem.

the motherboard may just not support that chip. try widen your search to see if anyone else who has the 915 chip has trouble with that CPU.

will be interested to see how your chip works in other PCs thats the first thing id do.
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March 13, 2009 4:16:46 PM

So.. yes, thats right i`m getting this message which saying that this CPU is incompatible etc..

I can try another CPU - Pentium 550 (3,4) from my friend- it works good with his computer on Intel D915GEV motherboard and i think that chip of this motherboard is like my - 915G - its the same family of chips so it will be a very good test try this CPU (which works good in i think the same chip) in my computer with the same 915G chip, because my friend has a Intel D915GEV motherboard - and according intel webside it has a 915 G chip and my optiplex gx280 has a 915G chip too. so it will be cool but He has a computer with factory 300 W PSU and in gx280 is 160 W so this is possible cause, because processors from Intel Pentium 4 family with 5xx code consume 115W of Power.

but in my opinion, if not enought power was a cause, the warning message wouldnt have appeared, beacuse it apperas quickly, regardless what is changed in computer for example upgrade BIOS or change some components.
March 14, 2009 4:48:10 PM

the 6x0 series of CPUs work in the Dell. That fact sheet is incorrect. Go to the Dell forums and see all those people who have used the 6x0 processors.

Wisc7, Celeron D is SINGLE CORE.
March 14, 2009 6:30:48 PM

D'OH my bad, getting it confused with the Pentium D which was the dual core.
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March 14, 2009 8:48:38 PM

joefriday, so in your opinion - only the 6x0 series work in Dell? so the 5xx series is incompatible for dell and dell`s motherboard? so neither of them dosent work in dell? ok.. i will go on dell`s forum and read about this
I think that there are some mistakes on intel webside - about 915 chip etc.. Which of these processors are compatible with this board etc Its incorrect...
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March 15, 2009 12:01:35 PM

Unfortunately, i upgraded BIOS earlier, previously it was A03 rev. of BIOS and now it is A08 but it wasnt helpful :( 

Clrwk85, so You have a Pentium 650 - 3,4 Ght right? but without some problems this CPU started work with Gx280?Because, according the Intel webside and Dell.com too, there are some infos about that this family od Pentium 4 (both 5xx series and 6x0 too) are supported by motherboard and chip- but i think its false;/
March 15, 2009 12:49:21 PM

There was no problem changing the old cpu to newer 650.

Any1 know if Celereon D will work? This is dual core processor, isn`t it?
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March 15, 2009 3:22:13 PM

And besides this CPU (Pentium IV 650 3,4 Ghz), did you try with other model pentium? like 5xx series? becasuse i dont know is 5xx Pentium supported by dell chip? and work in it? only 6x0 series or other series of pentium 4 family too?..

and Celeron D i think is single core processor,(Pentium D is dual core) but i dont know is this CPU (Celeron D) compatible etc..
March 15, 2009 3:46:49 PM

I used factory defulat pentium IV 520J before and worked just fine too :)  You should take stepping under consideration, with this mobo only A1 and B1 are ok, rest would not work (besides, i don`t really know what it is :) 
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March 15, 2009 5:54:19 PM

Hmm, right now, i`m just using a factory - P IV 520 - 2,8 Ghz and i want to try a little upgrade - processor is first thing which i want to change, but pentium 560 - dosent work in this gx280,

so according CPU-Z i have a dell optiplex gx280/ i915G - B1 rev. - so is this ok?
Here are some infos about mobo (CPU-Z) so i think this chip is ok and would work...


March 15, 2009 11:20:05 PM

TBH I'm not sure why the 560 is not working for you. I would think that if a 520 and 650 would work, the 560 should also work. Have you been able to test this 560 CPu on any other computer?
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March 16, 2009 7:04:37 PM

So.. this is a situation like that..
Today i tested 560 CPU on my friend`s computer with Asus Motherboard and it works very good, and i tested another Pentium 5xx model - 550 (3,4 Ghz) on my GX280 and it doesnt work too like 560...(both 560 CPU and 550 is not faulty) so i am bugged.. i dont know why 560 & 550 Pentium isnt working?.. :cry: 
I think there is a trick in Dell computers...
only Pentium 520-540 models will be work and all series 6x0 (but 6x1 will not work..) it is the whole truth..
March 16, 2009 8:24:28 PM

try plugging an external power supply in. it wont fit in the case but you can at least see if it works...

yeah 540 works fine in the dells(which is what i have). i may have read someone had a 550 working too possibly... but i knew before i bought mine that others had it going too...not sure about anything much faster...

March 16, 2009 9:17:45 PM

this is exactly cpu I use, btw price is little high (I spent 180PLN). And should work just fine. For this PC I recomend you radeon HD4550 card http://allegro.pl/item581061364_okazja_asus_hd4550_512m...

Its highest setting this platform can afford and (as form me) works just fine. Assasins creed, Prince of Persia and Fallout 3 at highest settings with OK framerate so its worth its price
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March 17, 2009 9:39:51 AM

Unfortunately, I tried with PSU changing already, but it still doesnt work;/
so I think that the first thing i will do - try with 650 CPU because it should work..

so Clrwk85, thanks for this infos about Radeon but now first, i try this 650 CPU, i hope it will work on this Optiplex.
March 19, 2009 11:35:59 AM

Wanted to share this with everyone who is interested in gaming with their GX280:
I recently got both the 660 and 650 P4 CPU chip and only got the 650 to work after upgrading the Dell BIOS to V08.

Here is my current system:
Pentium 4 650 3.4ghz hyperthreading enabled
GX280 mobo V08
Sigma La Vie case /w crap 500 W PSU
Corsair 2GB DDR2-800mhz (x2)
WD Raptor-X 150 gig 10K RPM HD
and...
EVGA GTX260 216 SSC edition

Here's an important tip: You CAN change the PSU. I ripped the DELL motherboard out of case and inserted into something else, attaching it with duct tape and metalic clips (had the computer for 9 months, so far it's safe). You need to bring the GX280's power switch along with the cables that attaches to those propertary sockets. Whenever, I turn on the computer, I have to reach for back and push what's left of the power switch.

I ran 3Dmark2001 SE and got a 18885 on 1168X768 2x AA. It's not bad, since I can run all AAA games on max, except grand theft auto 4. GTA4 is barely playable even with all graphics on low. An important note: your upgrade CPU is gonna overheat and activate thermal throttling if you put the graphics settings too high because the factory heatsink and blower stinks. My GTX260 can handle it, but the CPU will crash if I push it too hard.

I'm not going to check this thread anymore, since I got my computer to work, but if anyone has questions, email me at mchc715@gmail.com. GL.







Quote:
Unfortunately, I tried with PSU changing already, but it still doesnt work;/
so I think that the first thing i will do - try with 650 CPU because it should work..

so Clrwk85, thanks for this infos about Radeon but now first, i try this 650 CPU, i hope it will work on this Optiplex.

March 22, 2009 4:21:08 AM

I was hoping I could mount a dual core for this desktop, AND play GTA4 on it!! Dammit, you telling me that's a no go? I bought the mobo and case for $5 today, no other parts though
March 27, 2009 8:05:55 PM

Whatever, it's friday, got nothing better to do.

GTA 4 is a definite no-go. The best CPU the GX280 will support is the Pentium 4 650 3.4ghz. If you still want to venture into making use of your $5 mobo and case, get the P4 cpu and get Saint's Row 2 for PC.

That is pretty much GTA4 with lower requirements (runs great depending on your video card). It's got free online play (using Gamespy) and pretty fun. There's co-op and a variety of deathmatch-type modes.

I figured out a cooling solution to the crappy blower. For those who have replaced the case with a ATX tower, you can just stick a 80mm fan on the bottom side of the blower, blowing upwards. The 80mm fan needs a velcro sticker (go to Staples) in the center of the fan (non-spinning side). Put the other velcro on the bottom of the blower. The fan will blow up through the blades of the heat sink and force air upwards, while the blower will still suck out air to the left.



Bill-S said:
I was hoping I could mount a dual core for this desktop, AND play GTA4 on it!! Dammit, you telling me that's a no go? I bought the mobo and case for $5 today, no other parts though

April 9, 2009 8:18:07 PM

Not sure if this thread is dead yet, but I have a few pointers on the GX280 SFF as well that I thought I'd share inncase anyone comes wandering in here like I did.

I've done extensive research on the CPU upgrade path for this machine, and according to multiple sources (Intel Support documents, Dell Forums, and other websites), the CPUs compatible with this machine based on the 915 chipset and the fact that there is apparently NO 64-bit CPU support (EM64T) in the BIOS, would dictate that the P4 570 is the upper limit (thermal and power considerations notwithstanding). This apparently is not true, as was stated earlier.

Any 5x0 model will work, with adequate power and cooling.
Any of the 6x0 models should work also, considering that someone above stated they have a 650 running in their GX280. This seems to contradict the fact that the Intel specs show that these processors are 64-bit enabled, though they are still using the same 90nm process as the 5xx series chips. The 6x1 chips use the 65nm process, so perhaps this is where the difference comes in.

Concerning the 5x1 & 6x0/6x1/6x2 models, while the Intel documentation says that they will work on 915 chipset based boards, these processors are "Intel 64-bit Architecture" enabled - And according to Intel documentation specifically for these processors, they will FAIL TO BOOT on a machine that doesn't have 64-bit support in the BIOS - even for 32-bit operation! Bottom line: Dell left out 64-bit BIOS support, so we cannot use these chips in the GX280. Simple as that, or so you would think... The exception here being the 6x0 models, which are listed as having 64-bit, but also seem to be the only ones out of the three different models that work in our machines, and only so far being tested up to the 650.

*** If anyone has a 6x0 series chip higher than the 650 running in a GX280, I'd like to hear about it please! ***

Now, as far as power is concerned, you do have another option, one that many people seem to overlook. Use a 1U server power supply, as it is almost *identical* in size to the stock 210W slim & long PSU. Many online retailers sell these, often upwards of 400w - just find one that's ATX12V compliant with a sufficient power rating for the video card & processor you intend on running together. You may have some slight dremel work to perform in the back for the AC plug to be accessible, but that's a hell of alot easier than trying to mount the mobo in a case it wasn't designed for (seeing as there's no standard-pattern mounting holes on Dell boards).

For cooling this compact little beast, our options are somewhat limited... I personally cut a section the same size as the 60mm fan on my video card from the metal cage on the PCI riser, and added a PCI slot cooler exhausting the air collected in and around that area out the rear. I've also eliminated the metal mesh and two hard sections of the case behind where the CPU blower exhausts as well, to aid in airflow. Temps went down considerably... Adding a small 40mm fan to the chipset heatsink isn't a bad idea either - that thing gets bloody hot without one.

Before I started doing my research, I located and bought myself a P4 672 3.8GHz 2MB HT 64-bit CPU with Intel Virtualization Technology (that's where the 2 comes in, as opposed to the 671 which is essentially the same processor without virtualization)... Well, suffice to say it didn't work. :p  But that hasn't stopped me from messing about with this nice little machine. Even with the stock 3.00GHz P4 530, It has no issues with Vista Ultimate, running 4GB of Corsair XMMS2 @ 4-4-4-12 (only 3GB of which are available for use - but the 4 x 1024MB setup allows for dual-channel operation), and currently an XFX Geforce 7200GS that's been seriously overclocked. Looking at locating a P4 570 chip somewhere, and a higher end low-profile nvidia card now that the power supply isn't an issue any longer.

Best of luck to everyone modding and maxing out the lovely GX280 SFF :) 
April 18, 2009 4:42:31 PM

Will ASUS EAH4350 SILENT/DI/512MD2 512MB PCI-E or MSI R4350-D512H 512MB PCI or GIGABYTE GEFORCE 9400GT CUDA GV-N94TOC-512I 512MB PCI-E or GIGABYTE RADEON HD4550 GV-R455D3-512I 512MB PCI-E work on Dell DX280 ?
April 18, 2009 5:23:24 PM

HD4550 works just fine. I did wrote that somewhere on this board, u better read than ask silly questions
April 19, 2009 4:09:00 AM

wisc7 said:
should do.
here is the CPU stats:

http://www.dealtime.co.uk/xPF-Intel-PENTIUM-670-3-8GHZ-...

the 915 is in the compatible chip sets. (which the gx280sff uses)

the GX280 works fine with my 640 (3.2ghz) which is the same family of CPUs

The 915s will not support dual CPU's (hyperthreading is fine)

the things id be worried about is the power supplies in the Dells are very weak. (the sff have 180 watts) the desktop is around 210 but is different to the SFF.
and heat, that CPU is gonna put it out so when changing over don't forget to put cpu goop in don't just trust whats on there!)

although for the amount your spending on the CPU better to just go out and get a core 2 duo system! (unless of course you have one lying around) the cpu will probably cost less, but you will need a new motherboard and case. probably wouldn't cost that much extra and would run rings around the P4.
or just get a second hand core2 duo system, will cost less than the 670

and you get a dual core CPU instead of just hyperthreading.

your really only flogging a dead horse spending that amount of money on it.

hey are u using 512 MB ATI Radeon card and is it PCI Express pls let me know i also want to use good graphics card i have DELL GX280 SERIES with INTELL 2.8 Pentium 4 pls suggest me my email is sonabalam@yahoo.ca, iam waiting for ur rerply thanks
sona
April 26, 2009 9:56:49 PM

I have a quick question about the GX280 SMT. I need to replace the hard drive. According to the Dell PDF, it says it supports up to a 250gb Sata HDD. I realize this is a 5 year old computer and maybe 250gb was the limit then.

Has anyone gone higher than 250gb?
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April 27, 2009 3:00:39 PM

Hi there!

Could someone point me in the right direction what kind of power supplies I can
build into one of the SFF GX280s? I have a hard time finding anything suitable, the
original power supply only has 160 Watt, and I'm not so sure if that is sufficient for
a graphic card like a HD4350 or a 8400GS.

Cheers,
Fabian
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