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Dell Optiplex GX50: MB? (and CPU upgrade?)

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January 13, 2011 1:28:31 PM

I have been doing a search for information about the MB so I can upgrade the CPU. I know it is an 800 MHz PIII. I found this number on the MB: DP/N MX-05C947-12045-18K-0149.


Here is a snap of the BOOTUP screen:
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Here is a snap of the SETUP screen:
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Thanks in advance for any help you may give me.


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January 13, 2011 2:54:18 PM

Doubt you will get much more than a PIII 1100 MHz to work in that old thing. Not really worth spending money on in my opinion. Are you upgrading for nostalgia sake, or do you have a real need to upgrade this PC?
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January 17, 2011 2:10:25 PM

sadams04 said:
Doubt you will get much more than a PIII 1100 MHz to work in that old thing. Not really worth spending money on in my opinion. Are you upgrading for nostalgia sake, or do you have a real need to upgrade this PC?


That's what I was looking for. It's not going to be that expensive. So a PIII 1100 - thx!

I have a collection of old machines b/c I like learning the different os's. My list consists of an HP Mdl 710/60, Mac G4, DEC Multia (my pride and joy - it has an alpha processor), NeXT slabs and cubes, and, at one time, a PDP-11 (sadly extinguished due to space issues).

I also have newer machines, like the gx50, so I can run ubuntu - the single most best linux flavor(imho). I am trying to get all of them to run BOINC. The gx50, being so new wont have any problems. My 450 MHz PC does not have a cpu with "SE2" - only SE1 - so it can't run BOINC... but it can handle Windows 98 and all my old fun games.

So it's not so much a computer as it is a fun toy to play with and get to know ubuntu at the same time crunch out a few more wu's (1.65 million to date).


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January 22, 2011 11:06:54 PM

You need the "SERVICE TAG" for Dell to help you properly. It appears on the SETUP screen when the machine boots up.

The answer is: Intel Celeron PIII 1.2 GHz w/ FSB 100 MHz
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