whats the best processor replacement I can use

i am looking for the best processor replacement for my Dell Optiplex GX280, can someone please tell me what is the best processor i can use to replace my pentium 4. i need new processor because i mainly will be using my pc for gaming and i want the best that my pc can handle and that will fit in my frameware. someone please help, thank you.

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peter, checked on the Dell forum and this is a list compiled of the CPU's that should be working for your computer:

D7459 Prescott P4 Kit, 520, 2.8Ghz, 800FSB, 1MB

DD517 Prescott P4 64bit Kit, 521, 2.8Ghz, 800FSB, 1MB

D7460 Prescott P4 Kit, 530, 3.0Ghz, 800FSB, 1MB

DD519 Prescott P4 64bit Kit, 541, 3.2Ghz, 800FSB, 1MB

D7462 Prescott P4 Kit, 540, 3.2Ghz, 800FSB, 1MB

D7463 Prescott P4 Kit, 550, 3.4Ghz, 800FSB, 1MB

M8964 Prescott P4 Kit, 550, 3.4Ghz, 800FSB, 1MB

D7464 Prescott P4 Kit, 560, 3.6Ghz, 800FSB, 1MB

M8965 Prescott P4 Kit, 570, 3.8Ghz, 800FSB, 1MB

Hope this helps, good luck.

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thank you for your answer. but i got a pentium 4 3.8Ghz and i put it in my PC but when i started it up it said invalid processor. can you help me out again please and explain to me whats going on and what to do to fix it? the processor i have and had from the beginning is a Pentium P4 2.80Ghz/IM/800/04A SL7PR china 5526A54. And the new one i got is a

INTEL Prescott Pentium 4 P4 670 3.8 Ghz SL8PY 2M Cache 800 Mhz FSB Hyper Thread. Please please please! help me out. thank you.

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peter, it appears that it will not work, since your chipset does not support the processor.

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How we now who is the compatible proccer...???

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@unik did you check the list in the answer? Those are the ones.....

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upgarde dual core prosoccer

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Dell optiplex gx280 doesn't support dual-core.

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@gigabit87898 do not simply downvote this. You need to clarify whatthe poster tried to say. This could have been a question as well. Do not use downvotes trying to prove a point or because you believe to know better. Only blatantly wrong or willfully disruptive answers should be downvoted. Always consider what would happen if the show is on the other foot.....

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peter will be eternally grateful.
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