The specifications for an optiplex gx60

Updated July 20, 2017

Dell's OptiPlex GX60 is the budget version of the company's popular business computer line. Unlike other GX models released in 2004, the GX60 includes a Celeron, rather than a Pentium 4, processor. The motherboard lacks an AGP slot. Like most OptiPlex models, the GX60 is available in three form factors or sizes: small form factor, small desktop and small mini-tower.


The GX60 uses a socket 478 Intel Celeron processor with a bus speed of 533 megahertz (MHz) and 256 kilobytes (KB) of Level 2 cache. Clock speeds vary based on the original buyer's option choices. The motherboard also supports a Pentium 4 processor.


Memory options start at 128 megabytes (MB) for this model, but the maximum memory amount is 2 gigabytes (GB) with 1 GB installed on each of the motherboard's two memory bays. The memory type is Double Data Rate (DDR) at a speed of 333MHz, also known as PC2700. Installing the maximum of 2 GB is recommended for running Windows 7 on one of these computers.


This model uses on-board Embedded Intel Extreme Graphics driven by the Intel 845GV chipset. Being an ageing budget model in Dell's OptiPlex business computing line, the GX60 will not provide blazing graphics. These computers do not include an AGP card slot on the motherboard. However, the computer contains at least one PCI expansion slot in each of the three form factors.


Each GX60 includes at least one optical drive, a 1.44 MB floppy drive and one hard drive. For the small form-factor version, the optical drive and floppy drive are both slimline. The mini-tower version contains two bays for each drive type. Hard drives are available in 40 GB or 80 GB sizes and run at 7,200 RPM. Optical drive options include a CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD-ROM or combo CD and DVD drive.


The GX60 contains a total of six USB ports, an optional serial port, one parallel port, two PS/2 ports for a keyboard and mouse and a VGA port for attaching a monitor. For networking, the computer has an RJ-45 Ethernet jack but no built-in RJ-11 phone modem jack. Audio jacks include a line-in, a line-out and a microphone jack, plus one headphones jack located on the computer's front.

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