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Is a AMD Phenom x4 am2/am2+ possible to throw into a dell optiplex 740?

Is a AMD Phenom x4 am2/am2+ possible to throw into a dell optiplex 740? Topic: Pc case screw types
April 26, 2019 / By Ailsie
Question: Ok guys so today I have a major question, I recently found a ton of Dell Optiplex PC's. The rig i generated from my old Dell C521 and all these Dell Optiplex's is a Frankenstein of parts mixed from all these computers. Here are the specs: -Case: Full sized version of the Dell Optiplex 740 -Motherboard: Small form factor Dell Optiplex 740 Motherboard -Model ID: 0RY469 -Chipset: Nvidia Geforce 6150 -Southbridge: nforce 410/430 MCP -Bios: Revision v1.2.2 -Socket:AM2 -CPU: AMD Athlon 64 x2 3600+ Brisbane 1.9Ghz (2 cores/threads) -RAM: 6Gbs DDR2 (Half of the ram is clocked at 266mhz and the other half is 400mhz) -GPU: Zotac Geforce GT520 2Gb Low Profile Edition This Rig Can run Plenty of games maxed out like Call of Duty 4 - Call of Duty MW3 (thats all the games in between all with no lag when overclocked) But im looking for more Cpu power because the AMD Athlon 64 x2 cpus were a Mid range (non gaming) series of CPU's. So what im asking is, can this rig of poo handle a phenom x4 AM2/AM2+ CPU PS: My PSU is a Stock Dell 305 Watt Psu and All my coolers are stock except an addon brush-less fan screwed on to the back of the computer.
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Tommie Tommie | 10 days ago
Microprocessor type AMD Phenom™ processor NOTE: The AMD Phenom processor requires the 8-Mb NVRAM chip and is therefore available only on models that include the 8-Mb NVRAM chip. If your computer has the 8-Mb NVRAM chip and the AMD Phenom processor, the word enhanced appears in the title on the BIOS splash screen and the system setup program screens. AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual-Core processor AMD Athlon 64 So ... the answer is maybe? Fire it up to see what the BIOS screen says.
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Tommie Originally Answered: What Graphics cards can fit a Dell Optiplex 755?
The orange cord in the picture is the SATA data cable not the power cable. If you trace it back it will connect to the SATA port on the motherboard. Unfortunately the limiting factor is your Dell power supply that only outputs 235W. It cannot be upgraded as it is customised and non-standard. The processor is also dated I wouldn't bother increasing the RAM beyond 4GB the performance increase is negligeable. Your idea is not feasible, the Dell was never built for gaming. You would be better saving for a better system Sorry
Tommie Originally Answered: What Graphics cards can fit a Dell Optiplex 755?
Here is the PDF of the machine: http://www.dell.com/downloads/global/pro... PCI Express x16 Video Card. Limiting factor is the power supply wattage. Systems vary.

Tommie Originally Answered: Dell Optiplex 755 - Upgrading Graphics Card?
For that card, your power supply is fine. The GeForce 8400GS has an very low power draw, maybe 20 watts maximum... the 350W PSU recommendation is inflated way beyond what that card really needs. Some manufacturers included the 8400GS in computers with 220 watt power supplies. However, the 8400GS is a terrible card for anything more than everyday use and maybe watching movies. It can't even play games from 5-6 years ago well. It's not much better than your integrated graphics, and much weaker than integrated graphics found on newer computers. In general, the power supply requirements printed on graphics card boxes are what's recommended for your entire system with the card installed- not how much the card needs by itself. So a Radeon HD 6850 runs fine in systems with a 500W power supply, a GeForce GTX 550 Ti runs fine in systems with a 400W power supply. You don't have to do any math for other components. Unfortunately the power supplies in small form factor/slimline computers are typically proprietary models made for that specific computer. You cannot replace them with standard ATX power supplies, those don't fit the small cases. Sometimes you can find 3rd-party replacement PSUs for a slimline, but sometimes nothing better exists. If you haven't opened the box already, I suggest returning the GeForce 8400GS and getting a low-profile GeForce GT 430 instead. It officially requires a 300W power supply but only draws about 40 watts max- many small form factor computers with 250-270 watt power supplies succesfully run that card. The GeForce GT 520 is newer and draws even less power (about 30 watts) but it's a slower card than the GT 430. Still much better than the ancient 8400GS, though. Here's how the GT 520 and GT 430 compare: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Zotac... The slowest card on that chart (Radeon HD 5450) still smokes a GeForce 8400GS: http://www.techspot.com/review/244-ati-r...
Tommie Originally Answered: Dell Optiplex 755 - Upgrading Graphics Card?
This Site Might Help You. RE: Dell Optiplex 755 - Upgrading Graphics Card? Hi, I have a Dell Optiplex 755 (small form factor I think). Currently it has integrated graphics. So, I purchased a nVidia GeForce 8400 GS. However, the graphics card says it requires 350W or greater. However, I currently only have a 275W power supply. What exactly do they mean by 350W...
Tommie Originally Answered: Dell Optiplex 755 - Upgrading Graphics Card?
Your psu or power supply unit is what is used power the entire PC together not just the graphics card. Since your computer holds a 275w push you cannot power the gpu you have purchased. Now here's the tricky part. The psu you buy has to match the dimensions of the current pay so it fits in the computer. Unless there is some extra space around the current CPU which I doubt than you may be in a safe position

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