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Upgrading a dell gx260

I have the same problem - bought an ex-work pc which is a P4 1.9 processor with built in soundcard and graphics (if it has any)and want to upgrade the memory - which i am doing from 1GB to 2GB, but want to know how to but a new soundcard and video card as the slots are verysmall?

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Re: Upgrading a dell gx260

When buying you need to ask for a low profile pci card for sound or video
What alot of manufacturers do is put in 2 plates which unscrews from the boards , which allows for either a regular tower installation or you use the short one for the desktops

here have a look at this site
I hope that is helpful or a fix for your problem

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Can i install windows7 on my desktop Dell Optiplex GX260

You should be able to but it would be better with more ram, maximum for that board is 2 gig, and a bigger hard drive.The graphics is also a consideration, if it's onboard you could do with a better graphics card. You could add an AGP graphics card. Specifications for that motherboard are here: Specs.

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I dont know which graphic card ishould buy for my gx260 of 256 ram,2.0ghz processor,20 gb h.d also tell me how to attach graphic card on gx260

welcome to fixya
you try
ATI Radeon 32MB AGP P&D Video Carit will work good on your motherboard................

Apr 11, 2011 | Dell OptiPlex GX260 PC Desktop

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What is the maximum limit of Processor my OPTIPLEX GX26- can support? i have currently 2.4ghz processor working and i want to now what is the max limit i can upgrade it to, can i place intel core duo?

Sorry, the GX260 can not support a intel core duo. The processor sockets do not match the motherboard.

Also, it can handle any pentium 4 processor that uses an 800MHz bus speed, because the highest bus speed that the GX260 motherboard supports is 533 MHz. The fastest processor available for the GX260 is 2.6 GHz.

Here are the tech specs:

Dec 29, 2010 | Dell OptiPlex GX260 PC Desktop

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It will run but if you want smooth full graphics you will need to get a better video card. of course 4 gigs of ram is better then 2 but if you are running 32 bit windows then you are stuck with a max of 3 gigs of ram.

May 25, 2010 | Dell OptiPlex GX260 PC Desktop

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Gta 4 on p4

yes surely you can

to have the better graphics you can have a graphics card with 1gb ram

May 20, 2010 | Dell OptiPlex GX260 PC Desktop

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I have windows 7 on my opitplex gx260 and want to upgrade the grafic card recomendations

The Optiplex GX260 is limited in it's graphics card upgrading, due to,

1) The limited size inside the computer case, if the Optiplex GX260 is a Small Form Factor, (SFF), or Small Desktop computer.
The Small Mini-Tower may also be fairly limited because of size constraints.

SFF is,
3.57 inches Tall (9.0cm)
12.54 inches Wide (31.9cm)
13.93 inches Long (35.4cm)

Small Desktop,
4.2 inches Tall (10.6cm)
15.3 inches Wide (38.9cm)
17 inches Long (43.2cm)

Small Mini-Tower,
16.7 inches Tall (42.5 cm)
7.1 inches Wide (18.1cm)
17.6 inches Long (44.7cm)

2) Uses AGP graphics cards.
However will use either 4X or 8X AGP graphics cards.
(AGP 8X being the better technology)

3) Power Supply
It's a 200 Watt supply, probably with a 10 Amp, 12 Volt power rail.
With one of the more powerful AGP 8X graphics cards out there, you probably will be alright, but the age of the power supply is what concerns me.

With the added load of an AGP 8X graphics card, it could cause the power supply to fail. Perhaps not right away, but probably right in the middle of a killer game.

The motherboard chipset is an Intel 845G.

The motherboard chipset is the Northbridge, and Southbridge chipset.

(CPU stands for Central Processing Unit, or Microprocessor, or Processor)

When dealing with Integrated Graphics such as is on your motherboard now, the Southbridge chip handles it.
(Chip, and Chipset are slang terms for I.C., or Integrated Circuit)

The Northbridge chip on the Optiplex GX260 is an Intel 845G. The Southbridge chip is an Intel ICH4.

Just about any AGP 8X graphics card, will S-M-O-K-E the integrated graphics you have now.

Also Integrated Graphics has to use some of the System Resources.
Some of the Processor, and Ram Memory resources.
With a dedicated graphics card, it has it's own Processor, and Ram Memory.
(GPU - Graphics Processing Unit, and graphics ram memory)

This frees up the System Resources for the computer, and allows better graphics.

The SFF, and Small Desktop GX260 will require using a half-height graphics card. Not as tall as a normal graphics card.

The Small Mini-Tower may also. The computer case size is measured at the Outside edges. This doesn't give you an accurate measurement, of Inside the computer case.

For this type of GX260, you will have to physically measure from the AGP graphics expansion slot, (The small black slot above the white PCI slots, and below the Processor socket), to the inside edge of the computer case.

Determine whether the graphics card has to be half-height, or full height.

In an added comment I will list three AGP 8X graphics cards examples.
One in a half-height configuration, two in a full height configuration.

Apr 13, 2010 | Dell OptiPlex GX260 PC Desktop

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Best processor for a dell optiplex gx260

whats the current processor installed? it can possible handle P4 procs up to 2.0 to 2.4Ghz..

Feb 14, 2010 | Dell OptiPlex GX260 PC Desktop

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How do you turn on HyperThreading on a GX260?

hyperthreading must be supported by the processor. If you don't have that capability, it won't work.

Jun 09, 2009 | Dell OptiPlex GX260 PC Desktop

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Lost resolution windows vista upgrade on GX260

Hi all,

I tried numerous solutions for this issue and none of them worked except this one. I tested it with Vista Ultimate and don’t know if other Vista versions have the same drivers but here’s what worked for me:

1. Right click ‘Computer’ then left click ‘Properties’ to open up System window.
2. Click ‘Device Manager’
3. Click ‘+’ on ‘Display Adapters’ and you should see the drivers for your video. Right click and select ‘Update Driver Software...’
4. Select ‘Browse my computer for driver software’ and click ‘next’.
5. Click ‘Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer’
6. Untick ‘Show compatible hardware’
7. Select ‘Intel Corporation’ then select ‘Intel 82865G’. Click next.

This will install the drivers. No they are not the same drivers for the hardware but they work a treat!

May 05, 2008 | Dell OptiPlex GX260 PC Desktop

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