Question about Dell Optiplex GX280 (99301) Motherboard

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I am looking to upgrade the processor in my optiplex gx 280 to the fastest i can put in this beast and what i have now is a 3.2ghz P4with hyper threading turned on

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  • ozzman213 Sep 09, 2009

    my bios is the latest and i contacted dell and they told me that the i can go as high as i want as long as the socket ac bus speed match and i have found a upgrade that is a 3.8ghz

  • ozzman213 Sep 09, 2009

    the reason for the upgrade is that i game on this PC

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    if you have the answer why ask here at fixya??

  • pistophchris May 11, 2010

    I am not sure that motherboard will go any higher from my recollection. You could check with Dell's website but even still upgrading your CPU at best would not be that much better. That processor is already a few generations old. What is the reason for upgrading your CPU

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    contact dell support

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Well if your interest is to game you may want to look at a better video card rather than CPU, as that would improve the gaming experience alot more than upgrading your CPU just that bit more.

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Hello there:
you will need to contact dell technical support to verrify what is the maximum that you can put into this machine, you can ruin a good motherboard by overduing it. ok?
best regards michael

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It should work fine aslong as its the same socket type. I have had a few optiplex 280's and one was a 2.8 and another was a 3.0. It should pick it up no problem. be sure to go into the device manager and uninstall the old processor and scan for new hardware so that it picks up the new cpu correctly in windows.
If you have any other issue's make sure your bios is up to date.

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