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September 6, 2009 4:26:58 PM

im currently using gx 260 and i have a spare machine gx 280

my question is can exchange the processor in the spare and put in my
current machine as far as i know both machines still have all factory componites

also can i switch out the fan

i thought about the battery supply as well but it appears the the connector that connects to the mother board is different

thanks for your help if any

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September 6, 2009 4:30:45 PM

List the complete specs on both systems, there is no way to know if you can swap out the processors without knowing what they are.
September 6, 2009 4:39:22 PM

wow what a quick responce only one problem i have know idea the dell optiplex gx 280 i found in trash a few years back and the del optiplex gx 260 i bought out of news paper 4 years ago the processor speed in current gx260 is 2.4 gigahtz and in the gx280 is 2.6

but as far as motherboards and othe info i wouldnt know where to look
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September 6, 2009 5:54:29 PM

oh well well maybe ill just try to get gx280 up and running

question 2 i bought an sata card with 2 internal sata ports and an ide port attached as well the gx 280 is sata ready i mean theres no on board ide connector other than the cd rom cable like i said i fished this computer out of the trash so whomever owned before me did something to the bios im geuessing. the sata drive inside at the time i tried reloading and wasnt able too

my question is on the sata card can i make master drive ide or does the master drive have to be sata if need any more info will ry to find thanks
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