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  • Forum Thread: Intel Core 2 Quad-Core Q8300 2.5 GHz Processor SLB5W and Dell Inspiron 530 Desktop?

    I recently found an Intel Core 2 Quad-Core Q8300 2.5 GHz Processor on eBay, and I am wondering If I will be able to install this into my Dell Inspiron 530 desktop, before buying it. None of the specifications of the PC have been changed since purchase, and it is still in good nick Thank you in advance...
  • Forum Thread: Graphics Card Upgrade for Dell Inspiron 530

    I have a Dell Inspiron 530 and want to upgrade it. Here's what I bought: XFX HD545XCLH2 Radeon HD 5450 2GB 64-Bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 HDCP Ready Plug-in CardLow-profile Video Card Will it be compatible? GPU card is still on the way.
  • Forum Thread: graphics cards compatible with the Inspiron 530

    I want to upgrade my graphics card for my Inspiron 530 but i don't know what graphics card my motherboard will handle. I have a Foxconn g33m02 motherboard I have 500GBs of hard drive space 4 GBs of RAM and a intel core 2 duo E7300 processor with windows vista OS. I am just wondering whats the best...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Inspiron GPU recommendation

    Hello! I have a Dell Inspiron 530 (not slim). After so many years my graphics card Nvidia Geforce 8300 gs seems to have died so I'm looking for recommendations on modern ones to replace it that are compatible with my pc. Not necessarily looking for an upgrade but since this is an old gpu I'm...
  • Forum Thread: Upgrading from Vista to 7

    I just upgraded from Windows Vista home edition to windows 7 Ultimate. When I purchased my Inspiron 530, it had Vista recovery files on the D: drive which I believe could be used to restore Vista to a working state should something nasty happen. Would those files have been deleted during the upgrade...
  • Forum Thread: Add SSD as primary drive and do clean install of Windows 7 (32-bit) on Dell Insprion 530

    I currently have a Dell Inspiron 530 (motherboard 0RY007) with Windows Vista Home Basic (32-bit) installed on a 250GB Hardrive and a 2.2GHz Intel Celeron 450 processor. I have already upgraded the RAM from the stock 2GB to 4GB Crucial RAM. My current BIOS is 1.0.18. I am wanting to add an SSD to the...
  • Forum Thread: Lost Audio on my Inspiron 530

    2 days ago, I sat down at my computer (inspiron 530 running Vista), and I soon realized there was no sound (though there had been just a few hours earlier). I checked all the wire connections for the speakers, and they were fine. After quite a while of troubleshooting, nothing had worked. I tried different...
  • Forum Thread: Motherboard spec's

    I have a Dell Inspiron-537mt...with a dell G41T-dm motherboard. I am updateing the processor to a dual core and would like to update the memory to ddr3 memory. The spec says the motherboard has a front side bus upto 1066mhz. The boards comes with ddr2 240 pin desktop 800mhz sticks...will this motherboard...
  • Forum Thread: What size/type of battery is needed for BIOS: Inspiron 530s

    I have searched support and all I can find is how to change the battery, but not the size or type of battery needed!?! Can anybody confirm the size / type of battery needed for the following Dell Model: Inspiron 530s General ServiceTag J3R***1 Windows Version ...
  • Forum Thread: BIOS version 1.0.18 dated 2/24/2009 vs 1.0.18 dated 3/11/2009

    I have a Dell Inspiron 530s. It has a BIOS dated 2/24/2009 version 1.0.18 according to the BIOS screen. I was checking the Dell downloads and noticed that Dell has a version 1.0.18 dated 3/11/2009 posted and says that is is a update to the 2/14/2009 dated version. I downloaded the update and tried to...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Inspiron 530 RAM issues

    I have a Dell Inspirion 530 desktop that original came with 2g of RAM, I bought 2g more of RAM in the form of 2 1g sticks. When I install the sticks into the available slots it causes my wireless card to turn off. The computer recognizes the RAM, and shows it on the system screen as having 4g, but says...
  • Forum Thread: Motherboard Ugrade. Question.

    Alright I will make this easy...Dell Insprion 537 Things I have upgraded -The Power supply (600 watts) -The video card (Radeon 6750) -RAM (Vengeance) - This however is incompatible with my current motherboard Things I need to upgrade -Motherboard -Processor If I buy the new...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 530 Upgrades needed (help!)

    Simply I want to be able to run Guildwars 2 at higher standards because this graphics card (ATI radeon HD 2400 Pro) is not coping well at all. Firstly would like to say that I do not have a high budget around (£150) for upgrades. I believe my processor is fine : Intel core quad cpu (2.4GHz...
  • Forum Thread: My Desktop Thinks it is a laptop. Battery Icon and it sleeps whenever I print. ?!?

    My new Dell Inspiron 560 with Windows 7 Home Premium is a desktop computer that thinks it is a laptop. On the lower right systray area is a battery icon that shows charging. I also have a new Dell brand 1320 laser printer connected via USB. Two goofy things happen that have me stumped. 1. The OS tells...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 350s Won't start, 4 beeps

    Hi everybody! Last night I was on my computer and all of a sudden my screen went blue. It said there may be a problem with a drive and that I should shut down and restart. When I shut down, it won't turn back on. The fan blows constantly and there is a beep code of 4 short beeps. My screen will not...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 620 with 64GB SSD Boot drive?

    Is it possible/practical to use the Dell 64GB SSD as a boot drive for an Inspiron desktop? Part No: 400-19539 Alternatives? Will Dell preconfigure with an SSD system drive?
  • Forum Thread: Dell Inspiron 530 won't boot up

    I've got a Dell Inspiron 530 that seems to by dying a slow death. A few months ago, it started booting up weird. I would push the power button, it would turn on, then off, then back on, then off, then on the third time it would boot up and off we'd go. All after just pushing the botton once....
  • Forum Thread: Windows 7 Media Center takeover.....

    I accidentally clicked on an option in some software configuration page "Let Windows Manage This Application". Since then, almost every icon, link, etc. that I try to access brings up the Windows Media Center main page. When I exit and try to load manually, before I can get to an icon, the...
  • Forum Thread: DELL have horrible customer service who messed up my computer

    I will definetly not be purchasing anything from DELL ever again in my life. Nor will my aunt purchase anything. Her computer was not working so we call the tech support to see if there was any solutions to it. The only thing Indian guy did was to clean up the computer which did fixed the sound of the...
  • Forum Reply: Re: CPU Upgrade Inspiron 530

    Wonderful! I was going to post precisely the same question, with the same specs. Fortunately my search turned up this thread. Now, I feel much more secure about laying out $$$ for a E-8500. Thanks guys. VernC
  • Forum Thread: Dell Inspiron 530 Bios Updated. Now PC will not hold BIOS settings.

    The BIOS on this computer was updated to the newest version. Now when the computer starts up in the morning it has lost all of it's BIOS settings including the time. It tries to boot from the floppy disk drive as well, but of course it won't find it. It's like the battery is dead, but...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 530 & RAID

    First off let me state that I'm helping my dad with his Inspiron 530 and so I don't know all the specs of his system. Long story short, his 500Gb hard drive died (seen in BIOS only and nothing more) and now he wants some redundency now just in case this happens again. He has called Dell support...
  • Forum Thread: Dell 530 keeps rebooting

    Hello, When I turn on my DELL Inspiron 530, it beeps once, then shows me the DELL screen (the one with the options F2 and F12), then restarts again and the same thing happen. The fans are working but they are quiet. My clock is working when I go into the BIOS setup, so maybe it is not the battery...
  • Forum Thread: Graphics Card for Inspiron 530

    Hi I have a Dell Inspiron 530. It has a Palit Nvidia GeForce 8500GT 512 MB DDR2 Graphics card. The fan on the card sounds like it is about to fail, making a growling sound - sounds like the bearing. I posted this problem a while ago and at that time I hadn't considered the graphics card fan, I...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 530 usb mouse failure on XP

    I have 3 Inspiron 530 machines with the same issue: the usb mouse, standard Dell mouse which comes with the machine, keeps being disconnected (not physically). most of the time the red led is switched off, at times it's not but the mouse will still be unusable. I installed the chipset drivers...