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Dell optiplex p4 upgrade

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November 6, 2009 4:44:38 AM

Can I upgrade to the e5200 from the p4 on my dell optiplex gx260 motherboard?
Thanx in advance

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November 6, 2009 2:31:29 PM

thnx for this one stig. Will my system, (motherboard ) handle the increased processing speed? I dont know much about the associated chipsets and all that. I am trying to extend the life of this computer and upgrade it as much as possible without having to go into a new system at this point in time, economy related reasons of course.
I have already purchased a Sapphire HD 3850 agp graphcs card, a 650 w power supply, and maxed out to 2 g of ram.
Im thinking this may be the last possible upgrade to this particular system to max it out.
Any and all advice and direction is GREATLY appreciated.

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November 6, 2009 5:20:34 PM

I myself wouldnt put any money into that system. Those old Pentium 4 chips were really not very good even when they were new.
Honestly you could upgrade to a low end newer dual core system that would blow that old one away for a few hundred dollars.
To me any small speed increase from updating the old processor is NOT worth it. Since you already bought an agp card ( obsolete since 2005 ) I would just make do with what you have untill you can afford to put some money into it.

When you do want to do a better upgrade post what the budget is in the New System Build section of the forums and people will help you get the most "bang for your buck".
January 28, 2010 4:29:43 PM

Best answer selected by jhandley.