So i have a Dell optiplex gx620
Yes i know...
It's Tiny and it's pretty slow it's running a Intel Pentium 4 at 3GHz.
Has 1GB of Ram
Windows 7 ultimate 32bit
It's not the worst computer i'v had but it's by far not the best and before anybody says it's not worth it. I'm weird like that and i can do this really cheap plus i'v had this little beast for a while.
Upgrade plans (Have seen somebody else install this CPU successfully)
Intel Pentium D 945 Dual Core 3.4GHz 4MB Socket 775 CPU
4GB DDR2 RAM
Windows 7 ultimate 64bit
This is all find and dandy. the FSB supports 800mhz so it's bang on
My only worry is the CPU cooler. I'm obviously going to need an upgrade. Will any 775 cooler work? even though my case is small. I mean width wise if that makes sense. i guess a 775 socket width is the same in any pc though so it shouldn't interfere with anything at the sides of the CPU itself..
Now the depth of the Cooler may be an issue. Can i just simple very neatly cut my side case to fit the cooler? i'm aware i may need to counter balance the pc or just run it on it's side. I think it could look pretty sleek when done i can't seem to see an issue with this.
I'v already installed an Artic Fan in the pc to keep it cooler
I can pick up that cpu and a decent cooler for $40 if i shop around
Ram i can pick up for $50
Can anybody see anything wrong with this? I'm aware i may need a bios update