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DELL OPTIPLEX GX150 Upgrade to Intel Pentium 4

I own a DELL OPTIPLEX GX150 desktop tower, not the slim one. It has a Intel Pentium III 933MHz with 64MB RAM. I just updated the bios from A06 to A11. I want to upgrade my Intel Pentium III to a Pentium 4 2.0GHz or better 2.50GHz and atleast 1GB RAM. I'm using it for games mostly such as Command & Conquer collection and Command & Conquer 3 I just recently got. I also just recently got this desktop offline for what I'm wanting to use it for, since most people told me I should get a desktop tower becuase they can be upgraded as much as you want. and my IBM ThinkPad T40 isn't really good for playing games on with having a 14" screen.

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    amit jamie Feb 21, 2009

    i have exactly the same system but i hv upgraded to 256mb of ram

    120gb of hard drive with dvd writer and nvidia graphics card, with all usb 2.0 port extentions , but sitll the speed is not very good , i guess ,if i install a new motherboard i will not be able to use Dell reinstallation cd and i dont want to use any pirated version of windows, and i also suspect the size of the cabinate is not enough to fit the core 2 dua processor with big fan or p 4 process for that matter????

  • foster clinton May 11, 2010

    what is the question

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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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