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I NEED TO UP DATE MY GRAPHICS DRIVERS, BUT I DON'T KNOW THE INTEL CHIP SET I HAVE.

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Since you mentioned update, i'm assuming you have an older graphics driver installed. I would right click on my computers, properties, hardware tab, device manager..

click on the "+" sign next to display adapters and that will show you the name of your graphics adapter. Do a search for it and you should be on your way assuming you can atleast navigate a support/drivers page.

Another way is to find the name of the motherboard which is usually indicated by the PCI slots on the motherboard. Do a search on it and find the manufacturer. Go to their support section and find your board and associated drivers page. Let's hope they do have some updated drivers for ya!

Good luck

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A) The best Processor that a Dell Optiplex GX270 can use, is a single-core Intel Pentium 4.
The best Ram Memory is DDR Sdram at 400MegaHertz. (PC3200)

This is shown by the fact that the Northbridge chip is an Intel 865G.
Supporting Data:

1) http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/opgx270/en/ug/specs.htm

2) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_chipsets#Pentium_4_Chipsets

3) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Motherboard_diagram.svg

[ The CPU {Processor} communicates through the Front Side Bus {FSB} to the Northbridge chip.
Think of an FSB as an 'Information Highway'.
Information {Data} goes back and forth across the FSB.

{Chip and Chipset are slang terms for I.C. Integrated Circuit}

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{High-speed graphics being AGP or PCI Express.
Not a graphics card installed into a PCI slot, nor Integrated Graphics.

Integrated graphics is also referred to as OnBoard graphics. ON the motherBoard. The graphics chip {GPU) is soldered to the motherboard. Not to a removable graphics adapter card. (Graphics card/Video card/Graphics adapter card, all mean the same thing)

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Things have changed with the introduction of the Intel Core i3, i5, i7, and i9.
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There is no FSB. It has been replaced with the Quick-Path Interconnect.

Intel rates their Processors with a star system now. The budget, or entry level Celeron is a 1 star. Pentium's are 2 stars. Core i3 - 3 stars, Core i5 - 4 stars, Core i7- 5 stars.

Point?

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