OK, i had another thread open which can be deleted becuz i just got a hold of a rep and they said its a dell 280 not 270 im think big difference to a certain extent because it has a pci-e slot which is so much better (yes for gaming) but i also want suggestions for what kind of video card (im also assuming imma need a new psu to handle the best card) and chipset as well would be best for maxing out the the dell 280 p4(2.8ghz) as well where i can get them at. well its my first little project and got the computer for not a bad price
good to hear from u again and thx for the input im waiting for the computer so i will call bout the power supply when received i also no that i have a max of 4gb of ram but thx for the extra detail. now im lookin at this "hyper-threading" option and wonder if all dell 280 model support this feature or will i have to get a chip set that is compatible?
once again thx for ur time and input it is dearly appreciated
ok mental i am going to run a clean install of windows 7 (eqiupped with xp) and im glad u reminded me of the 32 bit version since all the computers i touched is 32 bit. i also understand when u said the 3.4intel ht but i wanted to know if it comes just as stock
comes like stock.?
you'd probably have to order that chip as upgrade.
i can't just tell you your wasting you time but to make it worth having any shot to game optimally, any shot,
then your gonna have to spend money so it might not be worth it.
might be fun as hell, but not worth it...
ok ..... sorry for confusion i mean does the dell i have being a 2.8 ghz have hyperthreading or does it just come the 3.4 as u had stated?
if it doesnt come with any dell 280 stock models can i just buy the processor chip (intel 3.4HT) an install it into the board OR will i have to purchase it?
Before you get all gung-ho i would take a close look at all the capacitors on the mobo.
The Dell GX 270/280's are notorious for bad caps.
Good news is the caps are cheap and easy to fix if your soldering skills are decent. http://www.thecapking.com/gxgxcais.html
good god no man...!
that's a xeon chip.
never ever will that work.
Prescott class is what you looking for:
Prescott (90 nm)
* All models support: MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, Hyper-Threading
* Intel 64: supported by F-series, 5x1, 517, 524
* XD bit (an NX bit implementation): supported by 5x0J, 5x1, 517, 524
* Model SL7E4 has an unattached fan heatsink.
and / or
Prescott 2M (90 nm)
* All models support: MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, Hyper-Threading, Intel 64, XD bit (an NX bit implementation)
* Intel VT-x supported by: 6x2 e.g. Model 662 and 672
* Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology (EIST) supported by: all except 620.
* Intel Family 15 Model 4
* Steppings: N0, R0
Ok well lol thx.......... uhm i wish there was a link to see what boards go to what or what chips are compatible for certain models
ok thx for the link i checked it out now question is because i never did installations for cpu, is there any accessories/necessites i need to get like fan,etc. and is it hard to install sorry for the ignorance just dont wanna waste money and lookin to increase my knowledge the dropout way lol
ok...... i been lookin into some the graphics deciding whch one imma go with (ati 4670,5670, or 5750) only thing i need to know is if the stock power supply is going to hold any of these cards or which ones is goin to need a better psu