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August 26, 2010 5:45:31 PM

HI
I want to if i can upgrade my single core Processor 2.8ghz
to dual core or some thing better

I have
Dell Optiplex
gx280 Slim

1 gb ram
:) 

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a b à CPUs
August 26, 2010 5:58:52 PM

Save your money for a new build;)
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a c 81 à CPUs
August 26, 2010 6:02:58 PM

It doesn't look like there are any potent upgrade options available for that machine, much less a dual core CPU.. If you need more performance, then your only option is to put together a new rig..
a c 93 à CPUs
August 26, 2010 9:29:36 PM

Nope, thats a socket 478 motherboard, not worth spending money on upgrading
a c 131 à CPUs
August 27, 2010 6:22:11 AM

khurramamin96 said:
HI
I want to if i can upgrade my single core Processor 2.8ghz
to dual core or some thing better

I have
Dell Optiplex
gx280 Slim

1 gb ram
:) 

If you could provide us with a link to your computer on the dell website, it would save a lot of time and effort for potential posters.

Basically, it depends on your needs. I haven't checked on the dell website, but more than likely you will be able to upgrade to a more powerful processor. But the question remains: for what?

First, there is no way that any processor you could upgrade to could provide a major performance increase or anything comparable to low-end systems today. That said, there are times when a slight performance boost is all the user will need in a specific area. For example, I had an overclocked to 2.5GHz 3200+ AMD processor. Single core. Just barely too slow to watch 1080p movies, sometimes and streaming decoding my tv signal was too slow to watch smoothly. An upgrade to a 2.7GHz sempron, would have made all the difference for my task. Would it be noticeable in anything else that isn't cut and dry "work or not work"? no.

In most cases though, the upgrade is not worthwhile, unless you can get the "new" CPU for free.

So what do you need the upgrade for?

Also, on a side note, intel never made a dual core for that socket. the pentium 4 dual core versions were only released on socket 775.
August 27, 2010 7:25:31 AM

Thank You for ur replys
I want to play games........
but i dont want to wast to much money just to play games..
THANK YOU
a c 81 à CPUs
August 27, 2010 7:37:45 AM

khurramamin96 said:
Thank You for ur replys
I want to play games........
but i dont want to wast to much money just to play games..
THANK YOU


Start console gaming.. Get a PS2.. They are very cheap and have a grand collection of games for you to play..
a b à CPUs
August 27, 2010 1:36:55 PM

Quote:
775 socket, I believe.
I might be incorrect tho.


Even if it is, i'm sure it doesn't support 45nm Core 2 CPU's, so an upgrade isn't considered as an option.
a b à CPUs
August 27, 2010 1:49:56 PM

Quote:
if you have the older 775 socket which I think he does then a P4HT 3.8ghz is the highest
but even the 3.8ghz is rare and still only warrants a 4.4 WEI score. (useless WEI score info, I know..)

unknown_13 your right about the 45nm process, it runs 90nm.


:D 

Not only that P4HT model is rare, but also it's very power hungry, it'll heat up your room, and it's sluggish.
a b à CPUs
August 27, 2010 2:04:10 PM

Quote:
++1
and another thing, the single core HT cpu's didn't always perform noticeably better when HT was enabled.


Yes, it's just a way to make the CPU core work more efficient from what i've been reading.
a c 131 à CPUs
August 27, 2010 4:07:10 PM

khurramamin96 said:
Thank You for ur replys
I want to play games........
but i dont want to wast to much money just to play games..
THANK YOU

This question is very important:
What games? What resolution? What settings?

I still need the answer to that question but, and correct me if I am wrong, this is your computer:
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/opgx280/e...

If this is true, not CPU upgrade will increase your graphics performance. You need to purchase a dedicated graphics card or save for a new computer. What you do will depend on my previous question:
What games? What resolution? What settings?
August 28, 2010 12:00:57 PM

2163572,16,644818 said:
you state your machine is a gx280 slim.?
slim as in SFF (small form factor).

I just looked at the video, if that's your unit then the answer is NO to your original question about cpu's...






Yes this video shows exact model of my CPU


Thank You for ur replys
!