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September 13, 2012 1:51:04 AM

Sorry, I know you discuss cool new systems here. But I have some old office PCs here, and desperately need to upgrade them for cheap.
PC is like this one here:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dell-Optiplex-GX280-Intel-Pen-4...

Specs are Pentium 4 CPU 2.29 Ghz with 2 Gb RAM.
I have of them. Need to have duo or even quad core CPU, with at least 4 or more gigs of ram. Preferably keeping my current HDDs.
Is that even possible with this old computers? How much would it cost and what should I buy? Or do I have to invest in buying new computers?

Thanks!

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September 13, 2012 2:10:19 AM

That is pretty much un-upgradable. The hdd is IDE, I've seen inside those systems before. If you're getting a new system, some still have an IDE port. Here's a budget based build:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?I...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


These together should create a good budget based system for around $310.

If you don't know how to build, then you'd have to invest in a new prebuilt.
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September 13, 2012 2:20:07 AM

If they really are GX280's (like the one you linked), they only support P4 5x0 and 6x0 CPU's. No duals (and certainly no quads) are compatible.
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September 13, 2012 6:28:32 PM

thanks. off to buying new computers, then
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September 14, 2012 3:41:21 AM

That computer has reached the end of the road. Opti 280's won't use Pentium D's, so you're stuck with with single-core Pentium 4's.
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