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Running a 16 bit program on a computer with a 64 bit processor

Have a Dell optiplex GX320 with a Intel Dual Core processor, want to run a very old 16 bit program. I've been told it can be done but not how to do it.

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Re: running a 16 bit program on a computer with a 64 bit...

Hi, Jroll
Depending on the program you wish to run, it is for win95, 98, 2000, XP pro, etc, you need to see if the OS can handle fin on the base system, then you can use the compatibily mode, program, and see if work, look on save mode if work to see issues on compatibility.

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Re: running a 16 bit program on a computer with a 64 bit...

Use the Program Compatibility Wizard under Accessories in the Start Menu. Browse for the exe file of the program you want to run and choose the settings that you want applied to it.

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Im wondering if I can put th processor from my 518 in my GX280

With the flood of information you posted I can barely sift through it

Do I assume you are referring to a Dell Inspiron 518 desktop computer's, processor; to go into a Dell Optiplex GX280 desktop computer?

You know Dell is a computer company that was founded on the principle, to give the customer what they wanted; and to be able to choose from several options.

That being stated, in reality I have no idea of what Processor is in YOUR Dell Inspiron 518, or Optiplex GX280.

However, if I am to assume the specs (Specifications), shown in the following link to be true; for Your computer, then the answer is NO,

States an Intel Quad Core Q6600 processor.
(Operates at a maximum frequency rate {'Speed'} of 2.4GigaHertz.
2.4GHz )

Now let's look at the Dell Optiplex GX280 specifications,

Both the Inspiron 518, and the Optiplex GX280 use an LGA 775 processor socket, on the motherboard.

This is good because both the Intel Quad Core Q6600, and the Intel Pentium 4, model 540; use the LGA 775 processor socket,

What is Not good, is the motherboard chipset used on the Optiplex GX280, will Not support a dual core processor; much less a quad core processor.

The motherboard chipset for the Optiplex GX280 is an Intel 915G,

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The Intel Celeron D is NOT a dual core processor,

"The Intel Celeron D processor works with the Intel 845 and 865 chipset families.

The D suffix actually has no official designation, and does not indicate that these models are dual-core.

It is used simply to distinguish this line of Celeron from the previous, lower performing Northwood and Willamette series, and also from the mobile series, the Celeron M (which also uses 3xx model numbers).
Unlike the Pentium D the Celeron D is NOT a dual core processor."

The Inspiron 518 has an Intel G33 motherboard chipset,

Scroll down to G33 in the left column.
Read across, and look at the headings above.

Here we see the Intel G33 motherboard chipset, supports dual core, and quad core processors.
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Front Side Bus (FSB) support is for processors, that have either an 800MegaHertz FSB, or 1066MHz FSB, or 1333MHz FSB.

Short answer?

If it is a dual core, or quad core Intel processor, the answer is NO.

Do you know how to find out what processor is in the Inspiron 518, and the Optiplex GX280?

1) Are the computers working, and internet ready?


2) Do you know about Anti-Static Procedures, and how to read the sSpec number on the processor?

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