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upgrading my CPU (GX240)


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ranapax

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howdy,

i'm new here and was wondering if i could get some input on what kind of upgrades are possible with a dell GX240. i bought it from a government surplus warehouse ($35!). it had the hard drive removed but besides that it is intact. the pentium 4 1.8Ghz processor is working fine, but i would like to upgrade it. what kind of processor would be best and how hard is this kind of operation?

i appreciate any advice i can get....thanks.
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The difference you could get by upgrading the processor does not justify the expense. The fastest you possibly go is a 2.26 Gig P4. Finding one at a good price is not likely. The cheapest new ones are about $105. The speed increase over a 1.8 is small enough you might not notice and increase. It would be better to buy more ram and just run the puter until you can afford a newer computer. If you do not have the intel 845D chipset you are limited to PC133 ram. If it is the 845D chipset you can run DDR2100 memory. Get at least 512 mb of memory and enjoy what you have.

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