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Help with CPU upgrade for Dell OptiPlex GX620, please!

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February 11, 2013 9:53:07 PM

can i upgrade my cpu in the optiplex gx620 sff. the motherboard says 64 bit technology yes....and which one can i buy, including how do i know which graphics card is good for upgrading....
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February 11, 2013 10:03:22 PM

Whats the processor that you are using right now? whats the motherboard model? Go into start>Run>type dxdiag> copy paste it here, then go to display tab and copy paste that too. From what i know of the GX620, it usually comes with a pentium D, having said that you can easily upgrade to a better core 2 duo but not the ones with the 1333MHz bus speed. The e7xxx/e6xxx/e5xxx/e2xxx series would make a good upgrade. Search your motherboard for a pci express slot. Im sure you know what that looks like, if it has one then tell us your price range and we'll suggest a graphics card.
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February 11, 2013 10:05:14 PM

From what I read online I think your motherboard supports up to a Pentium D 840 which is dual-core 3.2GHz. If your in the US, one on Ebay is about $15
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-Pentium-D-Processor-840-2...

Make sure to update your BIOS before installing also (if possible).

EDIT: Do you have the DT or MT version?
DT
MT

The MT may support atleast a Core 2 Duo 6300, someone else is running that setup.
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February 11, 2013 10:37:19 PM

haider95 said:
Whats the processor that you are using right now? whats the motherboard model? Go into start>Run>type dxdiag> copy paste it here, then go to display tab and copy paste that too. From what i know of the GX620, it usually comes with a pentium D, having said that you can easily upgrade to a better core 2 duo but not the ones with the 1333MHz bus speed. The e7xxx/e6xxx/e5xxx/e2xxx series would make a good upgrade. Search your motherboard for a pci express slot. Im sure you know what that looks like, if it has one then tell us your price range and we'll suggest a graphics card.



System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
System Model: OptiPlex GX620
BIOS: Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A11
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz (2 CPUs), ~3.0GHz
Memory: 5120MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 3574MB RAM
Page File: 1420MB used, 2793MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.02.9200.16384 32bit Unicode



Card name: Intel(R) 82945G Express Chipset Family (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM 1.0)
Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
Chip type: Intel(R) 82945G Express Chipset Family
DAC type: Internal
Device Type: Full Device
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2772&SUBSYS_01AD1028&REV_02
Display Memory: 256 MB
Dedicated Memory: 0 MB
Shared Memory: 256 MB
Current Mode: 1440 x 900 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor Name: Acer V193W
Monitor Model: V193W
Monitor Id: ACR001A
Native Mode: 1440 x 900(p) (59.887Hz)
Output Type: HD15
Driver Name: igdumd32.dll
Driver File Version: 8.14.0010.2697 (English)
Driver Version: 8.15.10.2697
DDI Version: 9Ex
Feature Levels: 9.1
Driver Model: WDDM 1.0
Graphics Preemption: DMA
Compute Preemption: DMA
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 10/10/2012 15:47:38, 3816392 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
WHQL Date Stamp:
Device Identifier: {D7B78E66-6432-11CF-1179-A721A3C2C535}
Vendor ID: 0x8086
Device ID: 0x2772
SubSys ID: 0x01AD1028
Revision ID: 0x0002
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February 11, 2013 10:38:08 PM

nnorton44 said:
From what I read online I think your motherboard supports up to a Pentium D 840 which is dual-core 3.2GHz. If your in the US, one on Ebay is about $15
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-Pentium-D-Processor-840-2...

Make sure to update your BIOS before installing also (if possible).

EDIT: Do you have the DT or MT version?
DT http://i.dell.com/images/global/products/optix/gx_dt_front_314x314.jpg
MT http://i.dell.com/images/global/products/optix/gx_mt_front_314x314.jpg

The MT may support atleast a Core 2 Duo 6300, someone else is running that setup.



mt the skinny one
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February 11, 2013 10:38:49 PM

nnorton44 said:
From what I read online I think your motherboard supports up to a Pentium D 840 which is dual-core 3.2GHz. If your in the US, one on Ebay is about $15
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-Pentium-D-Processor-840-2...

Make sure to update your BIOS before installing also (if possible).

EDIT: Do you have the DT or MT version?
DT http://i.dell.com/images/global/products/optix/gx_dt_front_314x314.jpg
MT http://i.dell.com/images/global/products/optix/gx_mt_front_314x314.jpg

The MT may support atleast a Core 2 Duo 6300, someone else is running that setup.



i mean the mt
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February 11, 2013 10:47:25 PM

Its a 945 chipset guys it can take a low end core 2 duo. Even a e5400 would do great in there. but update the bios first they shouldn't be hard to find.. Its a small form factor pc you're gonna have to get a low profile pci express card. The best low profile budget card in the market right now is the HD7750 coupled with a e5xxx it shouldn't be much of a bottleneck.
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February 11, 2013 10:53:16 PM

haider95 said:
Its a 945 chipset guys it can take a low end core 2 duo. Even a e5400 would do great in there. but update the bios first they shouldn't be hard to find.. Its a small form factor pc you're gonna have to get a low profile pci express card. The best low profile budget card in the market right now is the HD7750 coupled with a e5xxx it shouldn't be much of a bottleneck.



how do i update the bios first, is it manually updated or it does it by itself like plug and play, i am ingorant to this section of upgrading
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June 8, 2014 7:54:58 AM

nnortn44 I have the gx620 dt and it runs D960 but I have a copper heat sink and I am thinking about trying a core duo 6300 in it not sure yet how that will go but they are only $10.00 on eBay so if she doesn't run it its no great loss and I will post the result
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June 8, 2014 9:51:26 AM

You can go to a Pentium D 3.4 ghz and you have to change the heat sink to keep it cool.The Pentium D`s run very hot and it wouldn't hurt to upgrade the power supply.You can not use core2duo in the optiples 620.You would have to upgrade the mother board from 745 to run core2duo plus you can upgrade to 8gigs of ram.
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