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  • Forum Thread: Memory Upgrade questions

    Below is my computer specs: Inspiron Desktop 530S Slim Tower: Intel pentium dual-core processor e2140 (1MB L2, 1.60GHz,800 FBS) Intel G33/G31 Window Vista Home Premiun - 32-Bit Operating Syatem 2GB DDR2 NON_ECC SDRAM 667MHz 9@ DIMMs) I have the following in hand: CORSAIR XMS2 4GB...
  • 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: XPS Gen 5: How to Upgrade Motherboard and CPU (upgrade to 64-bit) for Video Editing

    I bought my XPS Gen 5 back in June 2005 and I'm looking to upgrade rather than buy a whole new system. What I'd like to do is be able to use more than the current 3GB max. of RAM and beef up my processing power to an Intel Core 2 Quad processor. I know that in order for my computer to support...
  • Forum Thread: Help: Dell GX270 Small Tower - Cannot upgrade RAM past 1 GB, supposedly.

    Hi all, I'd appreciate all the help I can get on this one. Here's the scenario, I have a GX270 Small Tower Running Windows 7. My computer has 4 RAM slots that should handle 4GB max My original RAM was 512MB by way of two 256MB PC2700 sticks I was recently given two 512MB PC2700...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 2305 Upgrade

    I'm looking to upgrade my Inspiron 2305 All-in-One desktop before I sell it. I'm fully aware i can't upgrade the graphics so don't tell me that. I was wondering how fast of a processor I could put in it without any heat problems occurring. The current processor is an AMD Athlon II X2...
  • 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: Optiplex 320 Memory Issues!

    Ok, updating this post for the new forum: Dell Optiplex 320 Intel E2160 (Dual-core, 64-bit) 4 gig RAM (currently 2 gig, read on...) 160 gig HD Video: ATI Radeon Xpress 200 (integrated) Radeon X1300 256 mb PCI-e 16x slot <--where the issue started OP System: Windows...
  • Forum Thread: Gx280 solid Amber light help please :(

    Hi used a new gx280 about 2years but now it is discusting my pc gives me amber light and fan run like jet but when i restart 5 to 20 time quickly its run as normallY. winodws load and run perfect but few days i had this same problem that it gives solid amber light But fan runs slow..... all devices work...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Dimensions B110 will not turn on.

    I have a Dell Dimensions B110 and my issue is it will not turn on. this first happend when i accidently switched a "Value RAM" from the one that came with the computer. I have tried switching it back but it did nothing. i hesar the 1-3-2 beep sequence so i know it is a memory problem; the diagnostic...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Inspiron 430 Yellow Light Error

    Hi, i have installed a zotac 1GB graphics card what powers off my power supply. Which is a 350w power supply. My computer was running fine until i fitted this graphics card. Now my computer does not work it shows a yellow light on the front, I put my old graphics card in and my computer still does not...
  • Forum Thread: Upgrade Desktop Inspiron 530 CPU

    My question Is it worth going from a Intel Pentium Dual-Core E5300 to an Intel Core 2 Duo E8300 for $100? My 12 year old son at his Mom's house has a Dell Inspiron 530 built in February 2009 (system below). The processor is a Wolfdale E5300, 2.6, 2MB, 65W, R0 (800 MHz FSB). The desktop has the...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Memory Latency

    Hi, I have an Inspiron 1721, with Turion 64 X2 TL-56 processor, x1270 (M690T chipset - look it up on wikipedia or AMD support site for more info), 1Gb memory... and I've had it for the past 2 1/2 years. Of course games lagged and ran slowly. This computer needed a lot of patience. Anyway, my patience...
  • Forum Thread: Dimension E520 Upgrades - CPU, RAM, GPU advice

    Hey All Currently running an E520 as follows CPU: Core 2 E6600 2.4GHz RAM: 6GB (2GBx2 1GBx2 both crucial updates) GPU : Nvidia 7300LE HDD: 1xWD320 1xWD500 Basically looking for upgrade advice, Just Got 4gb new ram today and am now running fine on 6gb, good times. The processor is...
  • Forum Thread: XPS 730 maximum memory and speed

    I recently upgraded my XPS 730 from XP Pro 32 bit to Windows 7 64 bit. I am running on the original 1333 DDS3 4GB that came with the system. I would like to upgrade it to the maximum memory supported by the new OS and the 4 slots on the system board but can not find any definitive information. I was...
  • Forum Thread: Studio XPS 9100

    Hello everyone hope your having a wonderful day! I am currently working on a Studio XPS 9100. Its running windows 7 home premium. I just upgraded the RAM 20gb. The client had no computer issues this was just an upgrade. Also just a FYI the computer has no warranty left . Now to the issue. While...
  • 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: can inspiron 580 have memory up to 16 GB or 32 GB ?

    I am graphic designer, and I have Inspiron 580, with pros core i-3, with OS Win & 64-bit, so : 1. How can upgrade memory up to 16 HB or 32 GB ? 2. Does it's must upgrade pros to core i-5 ? Tq
  • Forum Thread: Two Old Dells....What to do with them? Music producer maybe?

    I have two old Dell Computers one has a Pentumn 4 Processor and 324 Gs of space total, but I only have 125g's left, but I can wipe it and make it blank. I have another one with 50gs total and 20 gs left, and it has a Intel processor, low grade. I want to make a decent computer for beats...
  • 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: Dimension 8300 - is it worth adding 2x1GB memory?

    Hi Guys I have a dimension 8300 and it runs so slow even with fast broadband and is just slow to start up and load these days - expected because it's very old now! I want to speed it up. I only have 2 free ports (I have some sort of ports on the other two - think one is firewire which I never...
  • Forum Thread: XPS 710 Memory Upgrade Question

    UPDATE: I just had the Corsair TWIN2X4096-6400C5 memory package overnighted to my house and when I plug them in, my computer will not make it past the BIOS screen. I can plug back in the OEM memory and it boots fine (other than giving me a warning that it did not make it last time.) I am EXTREMELY...
  • Forum Thread: XPS 200 MEMORY UPGRADE. PLEASE HELP.

    I currently have a 2GB of memory on my XPS 200. I recently bought 2 more GB of memory but have no Idea how to install it. Could someone help guide me through it. I already tried slipping them onto the slots. when I turn on my computer it gives me two options. One is to continue to boot by pressing f1...
  • Forum Thread: Dell XPS 400 Uprgade.

    OK let me ask this in a different way. I have a Dell XPS 400 with 1GB of Ram. How much Ram can you stick in a Dell XPS 400 and what type? I cant run 'Dell's analyze' to get the answers I need. I realize I need to upgrade from Xp but I cant if I just have 1 gb of Ram. Win 7 would dog this...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Inspiron 570. i want to upgrade it for best gaming experience!

    i would like to upgrade my inspiron 570 for a better gaming experience but i'm new to this kind of things so i would like to know the best compatible equipment for my computer like the processor, RAM, video, and audio cards any help will be much appreciated.