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  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 570 CPU Upgrade options?

    I am thinking of upgrading my CPU for light gaming. Currently my system specs are: Athlon II X2 240 2.8 Ghz, Nvidia Geforce GTX 460 1GB, 4GB DDR3, and Two 500GB SATAs. I can run most games like Call of Duty, La noire, Metro 2033, etc. on high, but there is a little lag due to the CPU bottleneck. I...
  • Forum Thread: Need help updating an old Dell dimension 2400

    My laptop just recently fried its motherboard :( It's a very tough time financially, and although I work on the computer from home I don't know very much about hardware. I have an old Dell Dimension 2400 with the following specs Computer: Intel (R) Celeron(R)CPU 2.20 GHz 2.19 GHz, 640 MB of...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Dimension 8400 upgrading motherboard/CPU question

    hello, i am currently using a Dimension 8400 with a OU7077 dell motherboard 800mhz bus with a socket LGA775. since this motherboard uses a i925x chipset it cannot support a dual core processor (i am currently using a intel pentium 4 630, 2mb L2 cache, hyper-threaded) my question is could i upgrade...
  • Forum Thread: Upgrade CPU on Dimension 8400

    My Dimension 8400 came with a Pentium 4GHz CPU and I was wondering if anyone could tell me what my options were for upgrading the processor. Thanks.
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 530 cpu question

    I have an Inspiron 530 with the G33M02 REV A01 motherboard in it. From what i have read this motherboard will support "up to" core 2 duo processors. Does this mean the motherboard supports any and all core 2 duo processors? I am specifically looking at upgrading to either a E8500 or...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 530 CPU upgrade.

    Hi all. I have a stock Inspiron 530 (not a 530a/b/c/d, etc.) running Vista Home Premium, board model 0RY007. BIOS is 1.0.3 (that seems... hopelessly out of date, but what do I know?). Previous research told me I couldn't upgrade to a quad core with this motherboard, but a dual core is fine for my...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 530 and Vostro 200

    So if I replace the mobo in a Vostro 200 (G33M02) how do I know whether I got an Inspiron 530 mobo or a Vostro 200 mobo and which BIOS upgrade would be recommended? And which set of CPUs would be supported? The original Vostro mobo did the 10 seconds boot, 10 seconds shut down, repeat, dance... ...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Dimension E521 - Power Supply Upgrade

    Bev: Thanks for your reply! Would that become the power swtich to turn on the PC? Or do you some how bypass that and use the power button on the front still? For some reason, I always thought the standard PS in the E521 was only 200/250w or so. 305w is pretty decent. Do you think processor...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Precision 670 CPU Upgrade

    Just wanted to share the success of a Precision 670 CPU upgrade: The CPUs that were in the tower were two SL7ZF Intel Xeon processors at 3 Ghz, 2 MB cache @ 800 Mhz. The CPUs that replaced the SL7ZFs were two Xeon SL7ZB Intel Xeon processors at 3.8 Ghz, 2 MB cache @ 800 Mhz. Not quite sure if...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Optiplex 745 Processor upgradation problem 3.4 pentium D To Dual Core 2.6

    I Have Dell optiplex 745 With 3.4 Ghz Pentium D Processor with 4MB cache Memory .... Recently I wanted To Upgrade my p.c to dual core 2.6Ghz E5300.. when i put Dual core processor into my board and truned on p.c the all lights was green and fan was running too fast and mY lcd Does Not dsplay anything...
  • Forum Thread: Trying to upgrade CPU

    I have a Dimension 4500S. I am looking at a couple work-online opportunities, but they require a 2 Ghz or higher processor. I picked up an Intel SL6PC 2.4 Ghz because it seemed to fit all the requirements for the 845G motherboard. When I put it in the computer won't boot. Any tips, tricks, or did...
  • Forum Thread: Upgrading Dell Dimension 9200 CPU

    I want to upgrade my Dells CPU to something a little more powerful. At the moment I have an Intel E6400. What would be the fastest CPU that would be compatible with my system. I saw that in this post someone said the Q6700 would work. http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/t/19245915...
  • Forum Thread: SPEEDSTEP, Enhanced Technology for Supported Processors, Precision 670

    August 11, 2013 Dear Fellow Dell hot-rodders, I’ve read the explanations from Wikipedia ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SpeedStep ) and the Intel website ( http://www.intel.com/support/processors/sb/CS-028855.htm ), but I still need some advice from you as to the merits of switching on...
  • Forum Thread: CPU upgrade on Dimension 8400

    Hi, I have a Dell Dimension with an 0J3492 motherboard and an Intel Pentium 4 cpu 3.4GHz, 1mb cache 800mHz, LGA775. I've had trouble identifying the exact chip, as it has no chip number that I can see - nor that appears when the Intel web site analyses the cpu. It measures 37.5 mm by 37.5mm. Can...
  • Forum Thread: Xps 8500 Recieved

    Hi, I received the parcel yday. I didn't received the the Windows CD.I have bought the W7SP1.. Seconf thing, i want to update the RAM Plz Suggest the Suitable RAM Currently its 8GB, I wanted to be 32.. plz http://www.flipkart.com/computers/computer-components/rams/corsair~brand/pr?sid=6bo...
  • Forum Thread: help- Vostro460 motherbd/cpu recomdentations down since May 20th Tale of woe.

    Background. I make microprocessor based control systems for old vending machines. Several weeks ago my Vostro clock froze. Restart OK. Bought and installed 8GB ram upgrade to 12GB. somewhere during the next 2 weeks I saw an odd message about excessive cpu usage- I think. It went away. On the 20th...
  • Forum Thread: Upgrading a gx270

    The gx270 I own has a 2.8 ghz CPU and I own a intel pentium 4 3.2 ghz /512 sl6wc Malay CPU and was wondering if I could use these CPU in this computer? If I can use it what would I need to change to be able to use it. I would appreciate any help you could give me. Hope to hear from someone soon.
  • Forum Reply: Re: Dimension 4700 Post CPU Upgrade Fan Noise

    UPDATE I purchased the heat sink and shroud recommended by RDUNNILL and it worked great! Thank You, RDUNNILL. Highly recommend this setup (air flowing from back of case to front) for the Dell Dimension 4700. Repositioned the HDD cage from vertical front of case to horizontal bottom of case. This...
  • Forum Thread: Vostro 200 mini - New Bios, which processor?

    Hi, This is reposted here because I mistakenly posted it to the wrong forum before (Desktop Video). I've flashed my vostro 200 mini with the latest BIOS to get support for some new Intel processors, but as hard as I search I can not find a list of what processors are supported. Currently...
  • Forum Thread: Dell 690 and gaming?

    Hi, so I've been searching for ways to turn my dell 690 into a gaming computer I have yet to see anyone do it I am very new with computers but i do know basics and most components. Please help me on how to go about this and how to even begin my limit is about $500. Yes I am a noob
  • Forum Reply: Re: CPU Upgrade for Optiplex 755 - Core 2 Quad?

    Nice one, looks like i got a cpu to buy!!. Cheers. The question about the ram is that i had 4gb of ram running at 800mhz which was reported in the BIOS setup then i added another 4gb but because of the diffrence in spd's and latency's the bios has clocked the whole lot down to 667mhz..Please...
  • Forum Thread: Vostro 460 cpu upgrade !

    Hey Dell, I currently own a Vostro 460 which came in with a Core i5- 2500 processor and i just wanted to know if the motherboard would support ivy bridge processor i7-3770k. Cos the motherboard has a H67 Chipset and all ivy bridge processors are backward compatible with this particular chipset. ...
  • Forum Thread: Will any of these cards work with a 300w PSU? And which one is the best?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102930&nm_mc=OTC-Froogle&cm_mmc=OTC-Froogle-_-Video+Cards-_-Sapphire+Tech-_-14102930 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003DTMLZW/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_1?pf_rd_p=486539851&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B00288BH9K&pf_rd_m...
  • Forum Thread: my vostro 200 - memory and back up

    guys i need few answers question one i want to speed up my system how can i do that....? is it by adding more memory ?? question two i want to have all my important data in one disc my content would b around 20gb is it possible to do that on my system (i have vostro 200) question three...
  • Forum Thread: XPS 8300 - Ivy Bridge & RAM support

    I have been searching, and searching for a forum, post, comment... anything that confirms what is the maximum RAM supported in a Dell XPS 8300 and also whether Ivy Bridge CPUs are supported or not. I am yet to find anything conclusive (please share if you have), so, I have done the testing myself...