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  • Forum Thread: Dello Vostro 200 CPU

    I have a dell vostro 200 with a G33M02 motherboard BIOS 1.0.16. the current CPU is an Intel Celeron 420 (1.6GHz, 800FSB, single core). i want to upgrade to an intel celeron E3300. i have found a few compatibility charts but most seem to be outdated and dont have this processor listed. it is listed on...
  • Forum Thread: Upgrading Dell Precision 380: PSU and Case queries

    I have an old Dell Precision 380 laying around that I'd like to upgrade. I'd like to replace the motherboard/CPU and RAM with some third-party vendor (ASRock mobo) but keep the case and the PSU (as well as hard drive and CD drive). After looking through some of the posts, I have a few questions...
  • Forum Thread: Remove Vostro 220s motherboard

    Hello, I have a Vostro 220s with all the original parts and components and now I wanted to pass these parts to a bigger cabinet, since it's hard to find components for slim towers, so I can upgrade it. The problem is, I can't remove the motherboard. I followed the steps on the guides supplied...
  • Forum Thread: google plus

    I heard that dell was thinking about using Google plus for support i think this is a great idea. The video chat feature would be like text support on steroids, making it a lot faster and easier to find a solution to your problem copy and paste this in a new forum if you think dell should use Google plus...
  • Forum Thread: optiplex 740 - AMD

    I'm getting conflicting reports and even when chatting with a Dell tech, it didn't really answer any of my questions. I do not know if it is the enhanced version of the 740 or regular Optiplex 740. It does have the - YP806 motherboard. I was under the assumption that this was a 939 socket but...
  • Forum Reply: Re: I keep getting a blue screen that says Hardware Error / Memory Parity Error - how do I fix this??!!

    dellboy Hi, thanks for your help, but when I click on the Drivers and Downloads (in How to run the Dell Diagnostics) - this message appears: Sorry, an error occurred while processing your request. Anyway, my computer keeps freezing and I have to turn it off and on all the time, and a few times...
  • Forum Reply: Re: E521 Motherboard Replacement Options

    As far as what you already have: 5600+ and 4gb of ram; then that's the best you can go (with stock heat sink). You can go up to the 89 watt 5800+, 6000+ and so on but, you will need a special aftermarket heatsink and fan. There is one that fits the e521 motherboard and uses the stock hardware...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Precision 370 P4 670 SL8PY & SL7Z3

    Hi all, I'm planning to upgrade my old desktop Dell Precision 370 P4 3.2 GHz (500 series) to the limit of this mobo - P4 3.8 GHz (670). Having read the forum and googled on internet, I am still couldn't find a piece of information whether Dell Precision 370 supports SL8PY or SL7Z3. Any...
  • Forum Thread: Optiplex 320 + E6700 @2.66 GHz FSB1066 runs stubbornly only on 2GHz

    I successfully upgraded from E2160 to E6700 however it will only runs on 2GHZ as opposed to 2.66GHz. Is it because of the RAM? Why is the RAM just single channel? Turning ON SpeedStep in BIOS made no difference in term of CPU going over 2GHz. Latest BIOS updated. Attaching CPU-Z screenshots. Anyone help...
  • Forum Thread: Upgrading my XPS 435mt

    Hi i needed information since i am planning to upgrade my computer on which things i can put inside it. i plan to upgrade the processor, ram, and graphics card and add memory but i need to know which are compatible with my mother board. everything is stock right now. i need information of which type...
  • Forum Thread: Upgrade Information Required for Dell Optiplex 320 and GX520

    Hi I would like to upgrade the motherboard, cpu, memory and hdd of these two machines models I have at work I would like to know whats parts etc etc would be ok to use. I would like to keep the same psu if possible What options are available/open to me?
  • Forum Thread: Upgrading CPU

    I am wanting to upgrade my cpu without upgrading my motherboard. My system configuration is: Windows Vista Ultimate (build 7100) Dell Inc. Inspiron 530 Board: Dell Inc. 0RY007 Serial Number: ..CN7360479G02B8. Bus Clock: 200 megahertz BIOS: Dell Inc. 1.0.5 09/14/2007 1.60 gigahertz Intel Celeron...
  • Forum Thread: Need a New Processor Afraid to Fry My Motherboard

    Hey guys I need a new processor real bad I attached a file of my system specs my delema is that I wanna get a much better processor than a single core 2.01 GHz yes sad I know but I am afraid to fry my motherboard because it is rather small and is already running a 1bg graphics card and I just don't...
  • Forum Thread: Dell XPS 630i 2012 Update

    So, I am new here to the hardware game and even to this community. So hello everyone and I hope we'll work perfectly together. Sorry for my bad English by the way. German is my mother tongue and I guess all I can talk and write is the standard school grammar. So I already told you that I am new into...
  • Forum Thread: What is Good upgrade from AMD Athlon II X3 425? (Inspiron 570 CPU)

    I'm looking for a good upgrade for my desktop and was wondering what CPUs are compatible. I did a winaudit and got the mobo model, 04GJJT.
  • Forum Thread: Dell Precision 490 and Processor Upgrades

    I have a Dell Precision 490 workstation with bios release A03 from 12/22/06. There is a bios upgrade for the system to A08 but the support website says absolutely nothing for what it does for you (nice to know before you apply it). I'm currently running a single processor, Dual-Core 5160, 3ghz. How...
  • Forum Reply: Re: g2 stepping cpu into g1 stepping board / am2 socket / e521

    Is processor stepping backwards compatible.? Same scenario to use as above, looking for answer. Is a G2 stepping board and processor able to use an older G1 processor and vice-versa.
  • 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: 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: Inspiron 570 randomly shuts down, Now won't turn off

    I noticed my I570 started back randomly shutting off a lot in March - April 2012. In May it got worst just shutting off on its own. Towards the End of May 30th 2012 it just shutdown, my monitor went into safe mode BUT the PC itself is still working or running I should say. I'm not sure whats wrong...
  • Forum Thread: Dell XPS 8300 pci-e problem

    Hello, I have a Dell XPS 8300 with an AMD Radeon HD 6950.Yesterday I installed GPU-Z and I saw that my grapiccard runs at pci-e 1.1,it is ok? I thought that it runs on pci-e 2.0. Someone can ask me this this question? Sorry for my bad English i´m from Austria.
  • 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: 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: Dell Optiplex 755 Mini-tower Motherboard Upgrade

    I have a Dell Optiplex 755 mini-tower and I would like to upgrade the motherboard to support SATA III and the new iSeries processors. I absolutely love the Dell Optiplex 755 case and it would be hard to replace it with something comparable. Most of the cases out there look like UFO spaceships or crotch...
  • 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...