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  • 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: SPEEDSTEP, Enhanced Technology for Supported Processors, Precision 670

    August 11, 2013 Dear Fellow Dell hot-rodders, I’ve read the explanations from Wikipedia ( ) and the Intel website ( ), 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: 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 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...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Optiplex GX 280 Small Mini Tower Processor Upgrade

    I currently have a Dell OptiPlex GX280 with an Intel Pentium 4 520 2.8GHz and I’m going to upgrade it to the Intel Pentium 4 670 3.8 GHz . Yes I know I have to upgrade it to a Dell Power Supply and Fan. But I just wanted to know if it would work without any incompatible errors. Thanks.
  • Forum Thread: dell e510 cpu question.

    hi i have a quick question about my dimension e510 cpu. i was just wondering if there is a way i can upgrade the cpu or do i have to get a new motherboard? i want a better cpu that can handle gaming better. any information is appreciated thanks
  • Forum Thread: Difference between mobos G33M03 and DG33M03

    Hey guys I need a G33M03 (it's said it can hold any Core2Quad cpu) but there's a neat mobo called 'DG33M03' which I now aim. Are those one and the same models, the DG and the G mobos? Would they both support a Q8300 C2Q? Thanks
  • Forum Reply: Re: CPU Upgrade Options for Inspiron 580

    DELL-Chris M The Dell OEM (original equipment manufacturer) Intel H57 chipset only supports the i3 and i5 CPUs. what are the possibilities of upgrading my dell inspiron 580s.....
  • Forum Thread: Can i upgrade the processor in my Dell xps 600

    Dear All I am attempting to play a new online game and I am always experiencing lag. I suspect this is due to my intel pentium 4 processor. Can i upgrade it to a intel core 2 quad processor 2.4ghz or better? If so how?
  • Forum Thread: Dell Studio 540 Processor Upgrade

    Hello, right now I have an Intel Pentium Dual-core E5200 and I'm looking to upgrade. Does anyone have a list of all of the compatible processors for the Studio 540? Also, what kind of power supply unit I'll need to run those processors. Thanks for any help.
  • Forum Thread: Upgrading a Dell XPS 420

    Hello, I am looking to do an overhaul and update a few components of my Dell XPS. What I am looking for is a good list of current components that are compatible with the Dell XPS 420. I am looking to update the video card, power supply, optical drive (blue ray), and possibly cooling fan (bigger better...
  • Forum Thread: Upgrading RAM

    I have a Dell Dimension 3000. I was wondering if I am able to upgrade my RAM to 2GB's without it harming my computer in any way, If so, where can I get the 2GB RAM upgrade? I also heard that you can only put so much RAM into a computer without it harming the motherboard, true or false?
  • Forum Thread: dell inspiron 531s processor upgrade

    can you plz give me a link to a power supply and a link for a AMD Athlon 64X2 Kit, 6000+, 3.0G, 2MX2, Dual Core, 89 Watt brisbane. i need help on finding a power supply for this processor. i need a processor and a power suplly compatible in an insiprion 531s PLZ HELPPPPPPP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Forum Thread: Optiplex GX270 New CPU, won't boot

    I have a dell optiplex gx270 SMT with a socket 478 P4 2.40 GHz processor. I decided to upgrade it and bought a P4 3.0 CPU installed it now the tower won't boot. I have a steady amber light with no beeps. It should be compatible with the motherboard. and my BIOS is up to date, version A07.
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 580 CPU upgrade

    Hello everyone, I know that this question has been asked however the information is currently outdated. The motherboard is a socket 1156, came with Core i3's and i5's stock, and many stated that the i7 was not supported because it wasn't in that socket factor at the time. Well back then...
  • Forum Thread: New processor for Inspiron 531?

    Today's new BIOS posting for the 531 (1.0.13) says "support new processor". What new processor does BIOS 1.0.13 support?

    Please recommend me a suitable CPU
  • Forum Thread: Pentium D 945

    I need to know if the Pentium D 945 processor is compatible with the dell 0U880P motherboard. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  • Forum Thread: Processor swap

    I have a question about my antique XPS 400. It currently has the Pentium D 820(2.8ghz), and was wondering if a Core 2 Duo 6600(2.4ghz) is compatible with my mobo. Thanks for your help-Chris
  • Forum Thread: Dell Inspiron 531 Upgrades

    I have a Dell Inspiron 531 and I have recently been upgrading it. Here is what it is Currently Windows 8 Pro 32bit (just upgraded from Windows Vista), AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ 2.1GHZ, 3GB of RAM, Standard 300w PSU and an ATI Radeon HD 4300/4500 Graphics Card. The BIOS is version 1.0.13 so there no problem...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Inspiron 660S – Can upgrade the Video Card to NVidia GT660 improve font clarity?

    Hello sir, I have recently bought my dell inspiron 660s desktop. It has NVIDIA gt 620 1 gb graphics card. But this graphics card is not sufficient for me to play games like Crysis. So i need to update my graphics card. But i came to know that only graphics card of low profile can be used. Can you...
  • Forum Thread: Upgrade Dimension 8400 to Windows 64bit ..either Vista or 7

    So this is what I want to do.. I have a Dimension 8400 that I'm trying to upgrade to Windows 64bit ... So I'm planing on buying: - Either windows Vista or 7(64bit) - Replace my ram with two of these " Kingston 2GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Desktop" -I...
  • Forum Thread: Need Help with Upgrade Inspiron 530 Desktop

    Hi I am palnning on upgrading my stock inspiron 530 desktop. I am looking for the best Graphics Card that goes well with an Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 3.16GHz CPU. My mother board is a 0RY007. Also i dont want to upgrade my stock PSU(300w)w. I have heard that the ATI Radeon 5670 cards are good...