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could I just switch out my single pro for a duo one? GX280


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#1 epoweredrc

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 02:35 AM

Hello I have a Dell Gx280 with a Pentium 4 2.8ghz with 2.99 GB ram 40gb Sata HD could i just by something like this http://www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-Core-2-Duo-E8600-3-33-GHz-Dual-Core-Processor-/111253042177?pt=CPUs&hash=item19e732b401

and change it out?? I run win XP home

 

if this would work then it be cheaper then buying a new PC.. I'm just trying to get my PC to run faster so i can broadcast with xplit better.

 



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Posted 15 January 2014 - 02:43 AM

what's the motherboard model number?



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Posted 15 January 2014 - 06:16 AM

How do I find that?

Wow you only one alive on this site? lol



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Posted 15 January 2014 - 06:19 AM

Please perform the following, so that we can get the exact specs of your computer. This will better assist us in helping you more.

Publish a Snapshot using Speccy

The below is for those who cannot get online

Please take caution when attaching a text file to your post if you cannot copy/paste the link to your post, you will need to edit it to make sure that your Windows Key is not present.

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 08:18 AM

Cool program, don't think I ever heard of it before. I just copy and will paste here the info

 

Operating System
    Windows XP Professional 32-bit SP3
CPU
    Intel Pentium 4 521
    Prescott 90nm Technology
RAM
    3.00GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 266MHz (4-4-4-12)
Motherboard
    Dell Inc. 0G8310 (Microprocessor)
Graphics
    Default Monitor (1280x768@60Hz)
    Default Monitor (1280x768@60Hz)
    Intel 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family (Dell)
    Intel 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family (Dell)
Storage
    37GB SAMSUNG HD040GJ (SATA)    42 °C
Optical Drives
    TSSTcorp CDRW/DVD TSH492B
Audio
    HD Webcam C310



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Posted 15 January 2014 - 08:21 AM

CPU
        Intel Pentium 4 521
            Cores    1
            Threads    1
            Name    Intel Pentium 4 521
            Code Name    Prescott
            Package    Socket 775 LGA
            Technology    90nm
            Specification    Intel Pentium 4 CPU 2.80GHz
            Family    F
            Extended Family    F
            Model    4
            Extended Model    4
            Stepping    1
            Revision    E0
            Instructions    MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, Intel 64, NX
            Virtualization    Not supported
            Hyperthreading    Supported, Disabled
            Bus Speed    199.5 MHz
            Rated Bus Speed    798.0 MHz
            Stock Core Speed    2800 MHz
            Stock Bus Speed    200 MHz
                Caches
                    L1 Data Cache Size    16 KBytes
                    L1 trace cache    12 Kµops
                    L2 Unified Cache Size    1024 KBytes
                Core 0
                    Core Speed    2793.0 MHz
                    Multiplier    x 14.0
                    Bus Speed    199.5 MHz
                    Rated Bus Speed    798.0 MHz
                        Thread 1
                            APIC ID    0



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Posted 15 January 2014 - 08:22 AM

I do not think you can via this article: http://www.dell.com/downloads/emea/products/optix/optix_gx280_uk.pdf it would have to say that it supports core 2 processors.

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 08:31 AM

So it would have to say Cores :2 under  CPU?

Thanks guys for trying to help me out, I am sure the pro. is what is holding my PC up I just seen on that site it says you can install up to 4gb of memory Ram, I wonder if i took out the factory 2 mem cards and added two more 1 GB ones if it would help it any, I know going from the factory and adding the 2 1gb ones I already added helped quite a bit, but the PC i know can only run as fast as the pro will let it.



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Posted 15 January 2014 - 08:31 AM

can you post a link to the speccy via file and publish snapshot

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 09:26 AM

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/yFMDafyD03SOqtuQXwYYaZM


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Posted 29 January 2014 - 11:29 AM

Okay someone said I should just add a separate video card to my computer, said it would help out lots with everything and take a load off the main computer processor,. they suggested a 470 one but i really do not want to put that much into this pc. i found on that is used in the GX320 PC and was thinking about buying it and trying it in mine, it is only $15-20 depending where you buy it at.

it is a  GeForce 9300 GE 256MB

I think it will fit, the site I was looking at about installing (http://www.discountelectronics.com/product?product_id=17087&product_model=19) it says the bay needs to be 4inch but says it measures 4.2 inches, well mine measures 4 inch.. its diff not the small 3 inch ones found in others.

 

Do you guys think i would see a big difference with this card?

Is there anything you have to do when you install it ?

I have a old video card out of a older PC of mine, would it work if the pins were the same? or does it need to be more compatibly with my Pc then that?

 

the $70 they recommended was a R7 240 Radeon 2GB DDR3 PCI-e video card -low profile I can understand how the 2GB is lot more then just the 256MB but wouldn't the 256mb still take some strain off the PC? Again I am not playing games on here and the graphics are pretty decent. I do run my flight similator at a lower resolution and w/o all the shadows and stuff so it will run smooth w/o hesitation

 

I just figured for around $20 this might be worth a try.

 

Thanks, I not posted in a lil bit i recently moved and didn't have internet for about a week, still trying to decide on what to do . Lowest amount of money is best. Wish i had $400 for a brand new PC found some nice ones but I do not. Just did my Taxes and only getting around $100 back so cant get a new one with that. 2013 was a terrible year for me.






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