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Motherboard upgrade for Dell GX150

Can I upgrade my motherboard or will the GX150 only take a socket 370

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If the motherboard you have installed accepts a socket 370 processor and you replaced the board, it would also have to be a socket 370 unless you were planning on upgrading the processor also. If you wanted to keep your existing computer case and other hardware, you might want to look for an inexpensive pentium 4 motherbard and processor to replace it instead of the pentium 3 you now have. If you get a new board that uses the same memory that you now have installed it would be a relatively inexpensive upgrade.

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Quick look at info form DEll gx150 Dell Search All Dell com shows me your motherboard is useing 40 pin ATA interface. So you need to be sure the drive is set to "master" or "Slave" and plugged into the ribbon for the interface in correct order. Master is located at the end of cable, slave is in the middle of the ribbon. Drives also have jumping pins that need to be set for Master and slave. There is a difference from one manufacturer to another. But the info is on the drive itself most time. Look close at the label on the drive for the settings for slave mode.

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Intel Pentium III and Celeron CPUs less than 1001 Mhz were FC-PGA.
Intel Pentium III and Celeron CPUs more than 1200 Mhz were FC-PGA-2.

However, Intel made CPUs in the 1000 to 1200 range that were FC-PGA
*AND* Intel made CPUs in the 1000 to 1200 range that were FC-PGA2.

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when looking for a cpu for the socket 370, be sure to NOT get the socket 370 cpu that is made for servers.

this type requires a motherboard made specifically for that type cpu.

use a search engine to find out how to tell if it is a socket 370 server CPU, there is not enough space here for me to explain it.
in that search you will also find out how to determine the answer to your question about cpu's supported by that motherboard..

most socket 370 based systems run pretty well, so you have a good machine there, and it's worth your time to keep it running, and to upgrade it.

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The fastest processor you can install in a GX150 is a Pentium III 1.13 Ghz processor.

The Socket 370 was a design used only for P3 processors.

Max RAM for that system is 512MB no way to upgrade past that.

If you paid $100 for a GX150, you paid way too much (You can buy a refurbished Dell Dimension C521 for $225 at their refurb site)

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Upgrading to a PIII to a PIV usually requires a new motherboard. Especially with that kind of speed you want to go to. The processor uses a different socket set and requires a different motherboard to absorb twice as much heat as you are putting out of the computer right now (the faster the processor, the more heat is released). Power supply should be around 400 watts as well because you will be needing a different cooling system as well.

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No. Even if it could you could only use 1ghz of a 3 to 4 ghz processor. You will need to buy a new motherboard in order to do that. Here is the specs. let me know if it isn't the right computer.

http://www.bizrate.com/desktopcomputers/dell-optiplex-gx150-1-ghz-pentium-iii-desktop--pid306165798/

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