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Pentium dual core for gx280

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September 7, 2010 2:48:55 PM

Hello,
i have a optiplex gx280 Intel Pentium 4 , can i put on it a dual core processor ? or intel pentium dual core d ? if you cand help me..

thanks
a c 159 à CPUs
September 7, 2010 3:50:53 PM

Hi bashirarabu and welcome to THG.

The GX280 doesn't support any Dual core or Core 2 Duo CPU.

This are the only one that support:

D7459 Prescott P4 Kit, 520, 2.8Ghz, 800FSB, 1MB
DD517 Prescott P4 64bit Kit, 521, 2.8Ghz, 800FSB, 1MB
D7460 Prescott P4 Kit, 530, 3.0Ghz, 800FSB, 1MB
DD519 Prescott P4 64bit Kit, 541, 3.2Ghz, 800FSB, 1MB
D7462 Prescott P4 Kit, 540, 3.2Ghz, 800FSB, 1MB
D7463 Prescott P4 Kit, 550, 3.4Ghz, 800FSB, 1MB
M8964 Prescott P4 Kit, 550, 3.4Ghz, 800FSB, 1MB
D7464 Prescott P4 Kit, 560, 3.6Ghz, 800FSB, 1MB
M8965 Prescott P4 Kit, 570, 3.8Ghz, 800FSB, 1MB
September 8, 2010 3:53:11 AM

that means this gx280 doesn't support any processor dual core.. just the normal one... :(  anyway... thanks
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a c 159 à CPUs
September 8, 2010 1:58:53 PM

I think that a new old mobo could be more expensive since those optiplex are out of the market.
a c 149 à CPUs
September 8, 2010 2:35:40 PM

Go to txcesssurplus.com and you can likely find a newer model Optiplex motherboard that you could install a dual core processor in to. As it currently stands, the GX280 simply can't support dual core CPUs (+1 to saint19).
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