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Dell Optiplex GX280 SFF Graphic Card & Processor Upgrade

Hello, i have a question,, so this is my question :

i have a pc, model : Dell Optiplex GX 280 ( Small Form-Factor), so,, can you all recomend to me.. what is the best graphic card and processor that can be upgrade to this pc.. because i love gaming..... i have upgrade the ram to 2gb.. the default ram is 512mb.. and i have upgrade HDD too into 160gb... default is 40gb... so.,, can u all recomend me.... what is the best processor and graphic card work very well in this type of pc....

#sorry if my english is bad.. i from Malaysia...

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Re: Dell Optiplex GX280 SFF Graphic Card & Processor Upgrade

If you love gaming, you should sell the GX 280 and get something else.  The small form factor cases heat up too much during gaming and they have limited upgrade options especially the old GX 280 with the Pentium 4.  There is really no upgrade path for the processor and with only a 160 watt power supply, there is no option here either for a video card.  

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Re: Dell Optiplex GX280 SFF Graphic Card & Processor Upgrade

USFF Cannot use anything.  A Silent ASUS 5450 is max.



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Re: Dell Optiplex GX280 SFF Graphic Card & Processor Upgrade

I'm using a low profile NVidia GeForce 8400 GS 1 GB works like a champ.....

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hey.... can it play Crysis 3 on that card? How much ur Ram and what processor did u use while play Crysis ?

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Re: Dell Optiplex GX280 SFF Graphic Card & Processor Upgrade

Not sure if you can play Crysis.  Have played Age of Empires, Minecraft, SIMs and TF2.  Running with 3.2 Ghz processor and 2 GB Ram

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Re: Dell Optiplex GX280 SFF Graphic Card & Processor Upgrade

The 5450 is a better card and much newer than the 8400.

Quite Certain that the 8400 is not applicable to Crysis since its dirt slow.

 The 5450 is not an ULTRA card either but it at least runs in Low Settings at 1024 x 768

Minimum System Requirements:
OS - Windows XP or Windows Vista
Processor - 2.8GHz or faster (XP); 3.2GHz or faster * (Vista)
Memory - 1GB RAM or 1.5GB RAM (Vista)
Video Card - 256MB
Hard Drive - 12GB
Sound Card - DirectX 9.0c compatible

Recommended System Requirements:
OS - Windows XP / Vista
Processor - Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.2GHz
Memory - 2GB RAM
Video Card - Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTS/640 or similar


8800 GTS has 96 stream processors and a 320-bit memory aka 40x faster than 8400GS.


* Supported Processors: Intel Pentium 4 2.8GHz (3.2GHz for Vista) or faster, Intel Core 2GHz (2.2GHz for Vista) or faster, and other similar CPUs.
** Supported chipsets: Nvidia GeForce 6800 GT + or similar GPUs.

GPU Geforce 8400  2007 release date

Texture Fill Rate (billion/sec): 3.6

Memory Specs

Memory Interface Width: 64-bit
Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec): 6.4 GB/sec
8 stream processors
Standard Memory Config Per GPU: 256MB/512MB DDR2

Feature Support

OpenGL: 2.1 Aka DirectX® 9

ATI  Radeon™ HD 5400 Series 2010 Release Date.

Memory Interface Width: 64-bit
Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec): 12.8 GB/sec
80 stream processors
Standard Memory Config Per GPU: 512MB / 1024 MB DDR3

Feature Support

OpenGL: 3.1 Aka DirectX® 11

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RE: Dell Optiplex GX280 SFF Graphic Card & Processor Upgrade

sir i have optiplex gx280 
specs
pentium 4 3.0ghz
1Gb ram
windows 7 32 bit edition
its tower
can nvidia quadro fx 570 would work with it i am going to buy i

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RE: Dell Optiplex GX280 SFF Graphic Card & Processor Upgrade

DELL Part No. WX397

Description: DELL - NVIDIA QUADRO FX 570  will work in a GX280 Tower HOWEVER you have to upgrade the power supply.

Only the 2nd Generation GX280 Tower will work.

Skydive Wont Work easily You have to hack the case to get a regular power supply to work.

The Skydive case only has 250W power supply.

2ND Gen Full Tower GX280 which is the same as GX620 Tower will work.

If its a GX620 and NOT a GX280 it will have a 305W power supply.


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