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Questions about Dell Optiplex GX520

Hi guys...

I have a Dell Optiplex GX520 (Refurbished) computer. Now.....I can't get it to boot to Windows.

I do have the restore disk, but the restore doesn't get me there anymore. I hate the idea of

just scrapping the computer. Does anyone have any ideas as to what I might do? Also.....

I have a Compaq Presario that could use a faster processor. Would the processor from the

Dell be compatible with the Presario? If it was, I wouldn't feel as tho the Dell died for no good

reason. Thanks, Carl


I have an x86 Family 6 Model 8 Stepping 0 AuthenticAMD ~ 1665 Mhz
 processor in the Compaq Presario S3000NX, I know it's old, but I'd
 rather keep it and make some revisions than buya new one, quite honestly.
What might be the specific upgrade for this particular processor?

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Re: Questions about Dell Optiplex GX520

You can try clean-installing Windows 7 using a disc burned from a downloaded ISO. If Windows 7 boots and all is well, you can activate with the key of an OEM copy obtained from a reputable e-tailer like Newegg, or upgrade to Windows 8, which is on special for $40 straight from Microsoft.

The Presario is an AMD machine and thus incompatible with the Pentium 4 in the GX520.

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