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  • Forum Thread: Dimension 8100 Windows XP boot failure after upgrading to 2GB RDRAM

    Hi Hope someone here can help. I have a Dimension 8100 system that I had upgraded with a PL/P4N to 2.8 GHz processor a number of years ago. I had also upgraded to 768Mb RDRAM (using two sticks of PC800-45 256Mb RDRAM manufactured by SAMSUNG. Everything working fine. BTW , I'm running Windows...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Dimension E520 graphics card upgrade help

    Hi there, been around these forums, and used them before but would hopefully like some help again!! I have upgraded my DEll E520 quite a bit, but im looking for a new graphics card to give me a good grphics and less laggy experience on games. My current specs are: 600W PSU, Intel Q6600 2...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Add new video card to an old Dell Dimension 2400?

    Sorry, I'm going to bump this thread. I'd appreciate any insight on the two questions in my last post. Thanks in advance. Matt
  • Forum Thread: E521 WIN XP Home Sp3 - How do I install the slave drive? How to install a DVD bruner? Upgrade ram?

    Just compleated reformatting the master drive and now looking to install a new slave drive. I know how to physically install the HD I but need to know how to format it if needed. System is XP Home , SATA, SP3. I believe that the slave should be formatted NTFS correct? I would like to lable the slave...
  • Forum Thread: Upgrading E520 components inc RAM - but which?

    Hi all, I've decided to upgrade my E520 a bit. First off I'm looking to upgrade the RAM - the Kingston website reckons I can install 2*2gb strips of DDR2 @ 800mhz each (leaving 2 empty slots), which sounds great, but...The manual (online) for this system says to install 1gb per slot...And...
  • Forum Thread: Dimension E510 Memory

    Can anyone tell me if OCZ Platinum Revision-2 2048MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz Dual Channel Memory (2 x 1024MB) will work in my desktop? I realize PC4200 is the spec. but it's much pricier and the budget is tight. The voltage spec. on the OCZ is 2.2.
  • Forum Thread: Dimension 9150 & SSD

    I am looking to add an SSD to my aging Dimension 9150 <ADMIN NOTE: Service tag removed per privacy policy> Everything is original except : BIOS has been upgraded to latest. ( as well as all drivers ) I have already bumped the memory up to 4Gb. I have already added a 1Gb Video Card...
  • 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 http://reviews.cnet.com/desktops/dell...
  • Forum Thread: Dimension 8250 RAM Upgrade?

    I have a Dell Dimension 8250 with 512 MB RAM. I'd like to upgrade it to at least 1 GB but I can't find such an upgrade. Can anybody help me? Do you sell or know someone who sells the right RM for this model? Thanks.
  • Forum Thread: Which Processors Supported by the Dimension E520 Mobo?

    Hey, Could someone please tell me which cpus the Dimension E520 mobo supports (i got the computer in may 2007, telling u guys this just incase dell changed something). I want to upgrade from a Core 2 Duo E6400 to a Q6600 or an E6600 or something. Any help appreciated, thanks!!
  • Forum Thread: Trying to change out HDD with a SATA but system not reading.

    Does anyone know what settings I should envoke in the BIOS or what driver I should load when I start reloading windows?
  • Forum Thread: Dell total upgrade - help needed!

    Here is the deal: I have a Dell Dimension 3000, which I have been happily using for over 5 years. However, it seems to be the time to upgrade, as the system is not getting any younger. I would like to do a majority of the work myself. Basically, my plan is to gut the dimension 3000 and fill it with...
  • Forum Thread: Upgrading a Dell Dimension 2400...

    Dell Dimension 2400 desktop PC. I would like to upgrade it, specifically to use as my music-production workstation. It is a stock 2400 (Pentium 2), upgraded to 756MB ram... Obviously if I'm going to be running MIDI devices thru the PC, I need to upgrade my ram, and therefore I must upgrade my...
  • Forum Thread: Advice needed - upgrading Dimension 4400 Pentium 4

    Hello everyone! I really don't know where to start as I've never really done anything more than upgrading my RAM. My Dell is becoming rather obsolete and I would like to improve its performance. Over the years I've upgraded the RAM (to 1GB), CD/DVD and harddisk. I would like to take...
  • Forum Thread: Add new video card to an old Dell Dimension 2400?

    I'd like to add a new GeForce 6200 video card to my Dimension 2400. http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3301409&CatId=319 My Dimension has three free PCI card slots and the GeForce 6200 card I'm looking at is PCI (not PCIe, which wouldn't work...
  • Forum Thread: Upgrading Dimension 4550 - Hard drives? Video card?

    Hi, I have a Dimension 4550. I'd like to connect it to my TV and use it as a media player and also a media server for the other computers on the network. Two things: 1. I'd like to install two 1TB SATA drives. The 4550 has IDE, not SATA. If I get an IDE to SATA converter cable or a PCI...
  • Forum Thread: Upgrading the CPU in the Dell Dimension 8200

    Hello I was wandering if it was at all possible to upgrade the Processor (CPU) on my Dell Dimension 8200 Desktop PC? I know that it is currently a 2.00GHZ Intel Pentium 4 Socket 478 Processor but would I be able to upgrade this to 3.00GHZ Processor that is a Socket 478? Also hwo would I do this...
  • Forum Thread: Graphics Card and Psu Upgrade

    Hi Everyone, I have a Dell Dimension 5150 and i am looking to upgrade my computer with a new graphics card and psu. I have found a graphics card you can see it here: http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/graphics/ati-radeon-hd-4000/hd-4850/Pages/ati-radeon-hd-4850-overview.aspx it requires 450w ...
  • Forum Thread: Possible PSU Upgrade on XPS 720 H2C

    The 720 has a Dell N1000P-00 PSU. I have measured the dimensions and counted up the various connectors and there seem to be a few replacement options out there, for example the AX1200i Digital ATX . However, the 720 has some Dell version of the nForce 680i LT SLI(C55P) motherboard which seems to require...
  • Forum Thread: Getting back to the beginning

    When I first received my machine (Dim E310) ... there were several Dell applications on there to handle some of the Dell specific service and upgrade requirements. From what I can remember, this would check the Dell site every so often and look for Dell specific upgrades, similar to what the Windows...
  • Forum Thread: (HELP) Old Stock Standard Dell Dimension E520 Upgrade!

    Hello, I have an old Dell Dimension E520 Stock Standard with the standard Nvidia 6150 LE graphics card in it and am looking to upgrade a few things to increase gaming capabilities. I know I want to upgrade the Power Supply and Graphics Card but im not a huge tech guy and im not sure where to find all...
  • Forum Thread: Processor Upgrade Question

    I have a Dell Dimension 2400 that I've been upgrading recently. I want to upgrade the processor to the one that is a Pentium 4 @ 3.06 GHz with 512kb of cache, a 533 MHz FSB and hyperthreading. I've managed to find it (I looked at some other posts and people were having trouble) and I installed...
  • Forum Thread: I need help please, URGENT

    Hey, I really have to make it clear in my head and to get a good answer quickly. I have a Dell Dimension E520 and I want to upgrade it a bit so I can use it as my last PC for home work. I want to upgrade the graphic card because it seems like there is none. Would this graphic card be compatible...
  • Forum Thread: how do i safely uninstall driver updates?

    I installed several recommended driver updates to my Dell Dimension DE 051 the other day. The last of these drastically slowed down my system startup time, and I want to revert my system to the way it was. On the Dell Drivers and Downloads website the driver filename was "R96614.EXE"...
  • Forum Thread: Swap out Dimension 2400 Mobo

    I've got a Dimension 2400 I got back on '04. The girl's been good to me; I've taken good care of it, and in return I've gotten no issues. I've upgraded it with a Pentium 4, more memory, hard disks, and an NVidia Geforce FX 5500. However, it's dated horribly. While it runs...