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DELL OptiPlex GX150 Upgrading

\015 I own a DELL GX150 that I got off ebay for $100, Missing only the Hard Drive. I plan on putting a 160GB Hard Drive in it. Right now it has the following: 128MB RAM, 15GB Hard Drive, CD/RW-Drive, Floppy Drive, Intel Pentium III 933MHz, Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition.\015\012\015\012I want to upgrade to a Intel Pentium 4, 2.0GHz or better 2.50GHz and atleast 1GB RAM. And I got the new Microsoft Windows 7 I would like to try on it.\015\012\015\012Has anyone ever tested upgrading a Pentium III to a 4? and trying a 1GB or higher out of the Max RAM for this, 512MB?\015\012\015\012I have the highest Bios version A11 for this.\015\012\015

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Yes, $100.00 was too much for that system. I saw a refurbished Dell GX270 2.8Ghz 512MB 40GB HD CD/R/RW Windows XP Pro COA w/SP3 and all updated drivers installed for $114.00 + $5.24 shipping (amazon). Also see a Refurbished IBM ThinkCentre A50P(8193A3U) Intel Pentium 4 2.4GHz 512MB DDR 48x CD-ROM 40GB HD for $149.99 + 3 day free shipping (NewEgg). There are a lot of great reasonable sellers on Ebay but it's waters are getting more and more filled with Sharks as well (as well as many other sites, Just used Ebay as an example). I know this info doesn't help much now but hopefully in the future it can. You see a certain price on a system, do a full search on that same system and compare prices and shipping charges on what you find out there.
The fastest processor you can install in a GX150 is a Pentium III 1.13 Ghz processor.
\015\012The Socket 370 was a design used only for P3 processors.
\015\012Max RAM for that system is 512MB no way to upgrade past that.
\015\012If you paid $100 for a GX150, you paid way too much (You can buy a refurbished Dell Dimension C521 for $225 at their refurb site)
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