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Upgrade processor or motherboard on Dell Vostro 230 Mini Tower

Q: Upgrade processor or motherboard on Dell Vostro 230 Mini Tower

I have a Dell Vostro 230 Mini Tower, and it currently has the Intel Pentium E6500 processor. I would like to upgrade to something better, because my current processor does not meet the minimum requirements of some games I would like to play. I was wondering which processors I could upgrade to? I know that the new processor has to fit the socket on the motherboard, but I don't know how to find out what socket my current motherboard has, or even what motherboard it is.
I would also like to know, if I don't upgrade the processor, but instead get a new motherboard, can I get any motherboard, and plug it in, and will it come with a new processor, or will it have to fit my current processor? Does upgrading the motherboard make much difference to the CPU speeds if I don't actually upgrade the processor?
I am running Windows & SP3, DirectX 11, with 4GB RAM, and i also have an ATI Radeon 5670 HD Graphics Card, and a 300W power supply.
Would I need to get a new power supply if I upgraded the motherboard or processor?

A: Upgrade processor or motherboard on Dell Vostro 230 Mini Tower

Hi,
I have mentioned list of processors which are also compatible with Vostro 230 mini tower.




Number


Code Name


Cache


Clock Speed


Front Side Bus




Q9650


Yorkfield


12 MB


3.00 GHz


1333 MHz




Q9550


Yorkfield


12 MB


2.83 GHz


1333 MHz




Q8400


Yorkfield


4 MB


2.66 GHz


1333 MHz




Q8300


Yorkfield


4 MB


2.50 GHz


1333 MHz




E8600


Wolfdale


6 MB


3.33 GHz


1333 MHz




E8500


Wolfdale


6 MB


3.16 GHz


1333 MHz




E8400


Wolfdale


6 MB


3.00 GHz


1333 MHz




E7600


Wolfdale


3 MB


3.06 GHz


1066 MHz




E7500


Wolfdale


3 MB


2.93 GHz


1066 MHz




E6300


Wolfdale


2 MB


2.80 GHz


1066 MHz




E5400


Wolfdale


2 MB


2.70 GHz


800 MHz




E5300


Wolfdale


2 MB


2.60 GHz


800 MHz




450


Celeron


512 KB


2.20 GHz


800 MHz




Vostro 230/230s has been tested with Intel G41 chipset (Motherboard) with ICH07 only. Motherboard and processor are two different components. I would suggest you to upgrade the processor. Please reply for further assistance. Thanks & Regards Manshu S #iworkfordell

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Hi out there to Vistax64. I am a recent XP to Vista user. I have a Vostro 200 mini tower (specs below) that has been running XP pro for the last few years - couldn't stand the GUI anymore lol - so I installed Vista HP and am very happy with the new interface and features. After tweaking some, the desktop appears from cold start in 30 seconds or so and almost everthing runs as snappy as it did before with XP. But the task manager is showing an average use in physical memory of 1.17 gigs, CPU usage is higher, and some, not all, internet pages scroll slowly e.g. Yahoo news pages, Hearts of Space etc. where as they were fine before. Everthing else on the internet, including this site, works well - though a few installs like Starry Night Enthusiast and a John Deere farm game are slower.

My question is this: Would installing a seperate video card give me better all-around performance or would another gig of ram do the trick? And what brand/type of video card do you folks recommend?

Intel Core2 Duo E4500 @ 2.3ghz
2 Gig of Kingston RAM
Intell G33 Express Chipset (on motherboard)
80 Gig WD SATA Hard Drive
Seasonic 350w PSU


Thanks for the opportunity to have my questions answered and I'm looking forward to cruising the site here!

A:Video Card For Dell Vostro 200 Mini Tower

Windows will allot 50% of your ram by default, for when you need them programs. Remember, rams fastr than hard drive, and why have all that ram and not use it.

For your power supply, a nvidia 430/440 or an ati/amd 6450, maybe get away with a 6550... Seasonics are quality.

The slowdown is probably because Vista is a bit more of a beast than xp, and graphics can be a bit more hefty.

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i have a Dell Vostro Mini Tower with the following specs:Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3470 CPU @ 3.20GHz
4GB RAMIntel(R) HD GraphicsI have ran a System Requirements check and it says I have 2048MB of Video RAM.  i would like to upgrade this to 4GB if possible.  would anyone be able to recommend a card that is compatible with my computer?I understand the wattage of my power supply matters also, would anyone know what this is?Thanks in advance

A:Upgrading Video Card on Dell Vostro 270 Mini Tower

The 2GB you are referring to is how much system ram is being given to the onboard Intel GPU video to use. You cannot increase that to 4GB. But you can add a discrete PCIe x16 video card. The Vostro 470 has a 300w power supply. So that will limit you as to which video card you can use. The two video cards that we shipped on this model were =
YG17P Nvidia GeForce 640GT 1GB67V2J Nvidia GeForce 620GT 1GB
Or you could remove our power supply and install a higher wattage power supply and then get a better video card.

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So I bought a mini tower. It did not come with a card reader. I was looking at some at a few places, then I get the credit from dell rewards and tried to find the card reader on dell.com. Many Vostro 3900 come with one, so I know dell makes them. But I tried and tried but can not find them. Does anyone know what to search for? Thank you!

A:Vostro 3900 Mini Tower Multimedia card reader on dell.com

Hello Mathcat
Thanks for writing to us. 
If you are looking for an internal card reader, then we would request you to talk to part sales team on 1-866-440-3355 . 
Have a good one. 

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I Have Dell optiplex 745 With 3.4 Ghz Pentium D Processor with 4MB cache Memory .... Recently I wanted To Upgrade my p.c to dual core 2.6Ghz  E5300.. when i put Dual core processor into my board and truned on p.c the all lights was green and fan was running too fast and mY lcd Does Not dsplay anything .... And also My bios version is 2.6.3 .. what is the main fault in it.... kindly anyone tell me.... what should i do ???

A:Dell Optiplex 745 Mini Tower Upgrade

Hi Asfand_Munib,
Before installing a new processor, please update the BIOS to latest version from Here.
Note : Please save and close all running programs and documents and disconnect all external peripherals (printer, flash drives, external hard drives, etc) and connect the computer to a surge protector before updating the bios.
If all the lights are green and you are not receiving any beep codes from the system then it means that the processor has been installed correctly. Please check if the keyboard lights (Capslock, Numlock, etc) respond when you press the corresponding keys. Please verify the connections on rear of the system and check if they are connected firmly. Also, check if you are able to hear any windows jingle sounds after some time when you power on the system. Please share the exact model of Optiplex 745 you are using as it comes in 4 form factors viz Ultra Small Form Factor (USFF), Desktop (DT), Small Form Factor (SFF), and Mini-Tower (MT). A picture is attached below.

Please reply with the information. Will take it further from there.

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Vostro 200 Mini Tower tries to start, shuts down, then repeats until the power button is pressed to stop the cycle.
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The blue drive activity light turns on
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All fans (CPU, GPU, PSU, Case) are working
Video card removed and reseated
Memory modules removed and reseated
PSU connector to MOBO reseated
CMOS battery replaced
All connectors feel solidly connected, yet there seems to be no power to the monitor or the keyboard.
I've disconnected power, drained residual power and reconnected the power.  The cycling continues.
I would appreciate some other suggestions on what I can try (like - why the monitor and keyboard are not receiving power from the computer).

Thank you.

A:Vostro 200 Mini Tower tries to start, shuts down, then repeats

RJ318
Vostro 200 Mini Tower tries to start, shuts down, then repeats until the power button is pressed to stop the cycle.
The power button is steady amber
The blue drive activity light turns on
MOBO light is on
All fans (CPU, GPU, PSU, Case) are working
Video card removed and reseated
Memory modules removed and reseated
PSU connector to MOBO reseated
CMOS battery replaced
All connectors feel solidly connected, yet there seems to be no power to the monitor or the keyboard.
I've disconnected power, drained residual power and reconnected the power.  The cycling continues.
I would appreciate some other suggestions on what I can try (like - why the monitor and keyboard are not receiving power from the computer).

Thank you.
RJ318
Are there any 'Beeps', see page 80?
http://ftp.dell.com/Manuals/all-products/esuprt_desktop/esuprt_vostro_desktop/vostro-200_Owner%27s%20Manual2_en-us.pdf
Bev.

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Hi, I might be able to buy a second hand Optiplex mini tower and I would like to install the motherboard etc. of my Optiplex 755 SFF.

Wilt thi fit?

The idea is that with the Mini Tower I can buy a better GPU.

thanx.

A:Does motherboard of Optiplex 755 SFF fit in a Dell optiplex 745 dualcore mini tower?

No it wont fit.   The board layout, number of slots etc is different.

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Hi
I have a Vostro 460 MT from Dell.
The Specs:
i5-2400
8GB RAM
320GB HD
Stock PSU - 350W

I had a NVIDIA GT 210 card in previously which I sold and bought an R7 240 to upgrade with. When plugging in the R7 240 and booting up. I get NO VIDEO SIGNAL. NO BIOS SPLASH SCREEN etc.
NOW if I take the card out and use the onboard VGA it works fine. The NVIDIA GT 210 worked fine too.

Why does this card not work? Is there a solution to my problem?

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I have a Intel core2 duo E8400 3.00 GHz and 4 sticks of 2 GB ram sticks = 8 GB
Please tell me what i can upgrade to max for best performance i dont know that much.

A:Max processor and ram for the Mini-tower optiplex 755 (BIOS A17)

You are maxed out at 8GB.

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When I went to turn on the pc pressed the power button nothing happened.
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I need help looking for a Graphic Card for a DELL Vostro 230 Slim Tower to replace the integrated Intel GMA X4500. The manual says it can take the NVIDIA GeForce G310-512MB, but i can't find it anywhere to buy as it is an OEM graphic card.

I've read that the NVIDIA GeForce G310 is identical to the GeForce G210. So i go and purchase it to find that it is to big and DOE'S NOT FIT !!!

Has anybody got any other suggestions ???

Here are my Tech Specs...

A:Graphic Card for DELL Vostro 230 (Slim Tower)...

The reason you can't find the G310 to buy is that Nvidia made it only available to what is known the OEM channel, basically means it can only be bought from system builders (Dell, HP, etc). Spec and build-wise the G210 and G310 are identical, so in what way does it not fit? If it is the back plate bracket that is too long the card should have come with a second shorter one (2 of them actually) like the ones shown here,

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Hi, I'm using an 755 SFF now and the system is operating wll. However the adding of a better grafic card is problematic cause of the limited space.

Now I'm thinking of finden a (evt. defect Mini Tower model) and put the motherboard, HDrive of the 755 SFF into the larger Mini Tower case and buy a better grafics card.

Are the components compatible?
thanks

A:Motherboard etc. 755 SFF compatible with the Mini Tower?

Hello, HEINFLHS
Yes everything would work well however from what I know your motherboard is smaller it will go in to the chassis though none of the expansion slots will align with the chassis slots as your motherboard as smaller than the chassis. I suggest you pick up a 755 MT motherboard for full compatibility and by the way these are like $50 or maybe less and you could just put all your current hardware on it (cpu, ram ,hard drive cable, etc) with no capability issues.

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Had a KDM-MTFX9320 320W TFX. Ordered a KDM 320W FLEX MFX 9320C. Will this work?
 

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When I turn on my vostro 200 slim tower the fans keep spinning constantly and it's very noisy.

A:Dell Vostro 200 slim tower does not start up and the fans constantly spin!

MrJohnWebley
When I turn on my vostro 200 slim tower the fans keep spinning constantly and it's very noisy.
MrJohnWebley
Check the reading of the power button LED, is it Steady Blue, Blinking Blue, Steady Amber, Blinking Amber or is it Off?Are there any 'Beeps', or error messages, if there are, please post the exact text of the message?What is the version of Windows that's installed?
have you made any changes to the Vostro 200s recently?The Vostro 200s Troubleshooter is Here:http://downloads.dell.com/manuals/all-products/esuprt_desktop/esuprt_vostro_desktop/vostro-200_owner%27s%20manual2_en-us.pdf
Bev.

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Hi,I am looking into upgrading the gpu of this 745 that I currently don't have yet. I have my eye on an Asus NVIDIA GT 710, but was wondering if it will fit in terms of height. I read online someone expressing concerns about it needing two slots space, but that was never clarified or refute in the discussion. Would this one fit?If not, what other options do I have in a similar price range? I would prefer to go for a 2GB card, but will settle for 1GB if I have to. Thanks for your time.Regards

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I intend to purchase optiplex 7040 MT for gaming purpose. So I would like to know:
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3. Is it possible to fit a gtx 1080 in there?

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Hello, my Optiplex 7040 just arrived this week.  I bought a Kingston 120mb SATA ssd in a 2280 stick, so I'm trying to see if I can use this for my main boot drive (Windows 10) and then move the 500gb 3.5 Sata drive over to a storage drive.When I install the 120gb 2280 stick into the M.2 slot, and load the bios...   *It shows up under General / System Information / PCI information / Slot5_M.2 & also under Device Information / SATA-4   *When I look under System Configuration / Drives, it also shows up under SATA-4 here as well.  However, it's showing up as a 0gb Drive under 'type'!
So when I boot from a USB drive to try and reinstall Windows on this M.2 stick, it's not showing up at all.
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SATA operation is set to AHCI, and I am booting into legacy with the USB.Any thoughts?  I'm wondering if maybe I have a dead memory stick.  There's no real way I can test it on another computer to see what happens.

A:Optiplex 7040 Mini Tower M.2 slot upgrade....

For Windows 10 you should have a UEFI Boot with SecureBoot Enabled. The USB should be made using the GPT partition scheme for UEFI BIOS. I hope you mean 120 GB and not 120 MB....
See here for details:
http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/download-windows-10-oem-and-retail-iso/ 

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A:Used Dell OptiPlex GX790 Mini tower video card

The hard drive cage isn't the only problem.  The power supply is not standard.
So a short GTX750 TI non SC would be the max.
 

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Hi,
i am using dell optiplex 780-Mini Tower. last week my pc didn't startup windows and stuck load on dell logo screen with flash light showing 1 - 4 and off LED light. also  didn't access/load boot menu, bios. i tried power on with all external devise unplugged but show same problem.
can you pls help me out. thanks in advance. 

A:dell optiplex 780-Mini Tower. flashing 1 and 4 with off power light

You ram is bad.  F2 Bios setup requires working ram.

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Hi TechSpot Forums!

I own a Dell Optiplex GX280 Mini-Tower PC, and am seriously considering buying a graphics card for it.

My question to you is, which would best be compatible with my specs?

System Specs:

Dell Inc. OptiPlex GX280
Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3
3.00 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
2552 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory
500.10 GB HDD

Current Video Card:

Name: Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family
Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
DAC Type: Internal
Approx. Total Memory: 128.00 MB
Current Display Mode: 1400 x 1050 (32 bit) (60GHz)

Does installing a graphics card mean you can achieve higher resolutions on your LCD monitor? That is partly the reason I will be purchasing one.

Thanks for any info or suggestions,

~ TomHax
 

A:Graphics card for Dell Optiplex GX280 Mini-Tower?

Does installing a graphics card mean you can achieve higher resolutions on your LCD monitor?Click to expand...

That depends on the maximum resolution supported by your monitor.

What's your main reason to purchase the card? What's your budget?
 

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Hi everyone:

I was curious if anyone else experienced this issue? I have a Dell OptiPlex 7010 desktop/mini tower that I bought off the official Dell site. I configured that mini tower to have an SSD drive as the main drive, which I like very much, except one very annoying issue. Sometimes out of the blue Windows 7 will hang up, I can't click anything and the mouse starts spinning in a circle. This continues on for about half a minute and then it always comes back to life. Suddenly I start getting all my previous clicks moving windows, opening things, etc, all at once. This happened at least a dozen of times by now and I started to notice that when this happens the HDD/SSD LED on the case glows solid, which made me suspect that there's something going on with the drive itself.

Does anyone know what's going on and how to fix this?

PS. I tried contacting Dell support about this issue but they are pretty useless. I spent several hours in a chat with a guy once that eventually simply hung up on me. Then I emailed someone at Dell, for which the guy replied with instructions to run their hard drive diagnostic tool, which I did, that did not show any errors. (Note that I don't have a hard drive, it's a solid state drive.) I replied to the guy only to never hear from him again.... So I think I'm pretty much done with the Dell support

A:Dell's Optiplex 7010 mini tower SSD hang-up issue

Hi,

Have you tried updated the firmware on the SSD?

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A:Vostro 420 processor upgrade

Hi Thanks for writing to us.
You have to just replace the processor and are good to go.
Do provide us your system tag#, email address and name via private message,by clicking on my name
in blue and then select send a private message
Regards

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A:Dell Vostro 460 new processor, no display.

The "K" CPUs are unlocked - there is no lock pin to tell the mainboard the multiplier.  They're designed to be used on boards that have a BIOS-adjustable clock lock -- i.e., for overclocking.  Since your board does not have such a provision (it depends on the CPU lock to set the processor speed), this processor will not work with your system - you need a standard 3570 CPU, not the unlocked 3570K.

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Dell Optiplex 3010 Mini Tower
intel core i3 3220 3.30 Ghz
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24 pin connector
INTEL HD 2500 GRAPHICS

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I have a Dell OptiPlex GX280 mini-tower (smallest one thereis), and the original 160W power supply died a few months ago without warning. I ordered a new power supply, but accidentally ordered the wrong size (210W for one of the larger towers). I used it in the meantime until I could get the proper size (although the 210W supply wouldn’t fit in the mini case – I left it out of the case and ran the wires through the power plug hole). The computer booted up just fine with this 210W power supply. I finally got around to ordering the 160W smaller correct size, but that power supply would not boot up the computer (just got an amber flashing light). Thinking it was just faulty, I sent it back and requested a replacement. The replacement did not work either. I ordered a third replacement, and the third did not work either! So now I am back to using the 210W power supply (No. HP-U2106F3) which does not fit in the computer housing. I know these Dell OptiPlex machines are notorious for having power supply and capacitor issues. But the question is, why will the computer power on using the 210W power supply? I contacted Dell and they were of no help whatsoever. The guy told me that 160W wasn’t enough to power my machine and to order a 210W power supply correctly sized for my chassis. Gee, thanks! First of all, they don’t make 210W that fit in the mini towers, and second of all, why did it used to work just fine??? Oh, and no I have not upgraded anything (i.e., video card, etc.) which... Read more

A:Dell OptiPlex GX280 mini-tower power supply problem

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I have searched and searched but can not find an answer as what processors will work in this laptop. Someone should know. It has a i3 2328 now. I have noticed these came out with an i5 processors but its impossible to get the specs for the motherboard. I do not need to be told why I don't need to change it to a bigger processor. Not said in a bad way, I just want to know what will work. Thanks for any info. I will need to change it and they processors are cheap that should work. Thanks again for any ideas.

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Does anyone have a compatabilty list for upgrading a vostro 260 i3- 2100 processor to an i-5 processor.  I know I'll need to upgrade Power Supply.

A:vostro 260 i3- 2100 processor upgrade

Hi rmh0597,
Dell has tested the following i5 processors with Vostro 260:

i5-2400,3.1,4C,Sandy Bridge,D2
i5-2300,2.8,4C,Sandy Bridge

Upgrading the power supply is not required as the i5 processor should work with standard power supply shipped with the system.
Dell does not recommend or offer processor upgrade but it is at your discretion in case you really wish to go ahead with it. Warranty per say, issues arising due to the upgrade will not be covered under warranty, however we will continue providing support for other issues and parts.   
Hope this helps. Please reply if you have  any questions.

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I bought my Dell Vostro 3800 ST almost 2 years ago, sadly I didn't really do my research before I bought it, and it turns out, card that came with it wasn't really great for gaming and it's nearing the end of it's life.
So I'm planning to buy proper card, but my tower is waaay to slim to fit in it comfortably.
So my question is, will I be able to take my motherboard to another, non-Dell case? If so, what type of case would be good? I did try to find online, what type of motherboard it is, but if there's an answer to that question, I can't find or understand it.
I'd be grateful for any help provided :)

A:Will my motherboard from Dell Vostro 3800 ST fit into non-Dell case?

It's more or less a micro-ATX board so it will likely fit a standard case.  That said, wiring the power switch, hard drive LEDs, etc. will be difficult - they're not standard and it may be a lot of trial and error to make work.

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Dell Vostro 5470 Not getting Dell Logo after bios upgrade in Windows 10.
Notebook rebooted:
1.Fireed power led,
2.Powered up hdd led for 2sec. Turn it off.
3.Stops ...
No Dell Logo, no beeps, can't go into Bios.
LCD test works OK.
Remove Ram module, powered up and listen beep's
Pressing END key and power Notebook does nothing.
Any idea?

A:Dell Vostro 5470 Not getting Dell Logo after bios upgrade in Windows 10

Yes. I did it.
Laptop have Phoenix bios.
Phoenix Bios have has restored procedure from USB Flash.
This steps to restore BIOS:
1.Get USB flash below 4Gb.
2.Format it to FAT.
3.Get your flash update from Dell Store - xxxx.exe
4.Run cmd.exe and in command prompt run xxxx.exe /writehdrfile
5.Copy extracted Bios.cap to flash drive.
6.Turn off laptop.
Next step 7,8 may be not needed but I did it.
7.Disconnected all perihpericals including battery and charger.
8.Disconnect HDD
9.Plugged the usb drive on the laptop at the right side.
10.Hold END key
11,Pluged the powercord and relase the END key 1 second after the power cord is in.
12.USB led on stick blinked fast and we see Bios Recovery Process on screen.
13.After finish notebook reboots and worked fine.

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I found this list on the Dell site that tells you whether they have tested a particular model for its ability to be upgraded to Windows 10.   The Dell Vostro 3550 is not on the list of about 20 Vostro models, some with lower model numbers ,  some higher.   Will they ever test it?? 
  If you try to upgrade,  windows 10 copies files and then in the 2nd of the three major sections of the upgrade (where you have that big circle in the middle of the screen)  it just goes to a blank screen and then all disk activity ceases and it becomes well hung.   Of course now, the machine thinks its os is win 10 and you cannot go back to a win 7 recover point .  So you just lose all your data and apps and restore the factory image and then install 208 windows 7 updates and it takes like 8 hours in all.
Sounds like a similar problem that people had with Vostros going from win 7 to win 8.   Why not fix it.  

A:Windows 10 Upgrade - why isnt Dell Vostro 3550 on the list from Dell ?

Well, after spending the better part of whole day trying to figure out why somebody else's Dell Vostro 3550 was not displaying anything after an even longer period of downloading the Windows 10 upgrade (from Windows 7 in this case) it turns out the fix required was to upgrade the BIOS to A11 (end of 2012).

Hopefully this might save someone a wasted day in their lives. Before this I spent some hours before figuring out that the machine was in fact booting - only the display was black. So then it was a matter of figuring out key strokes to use (blind) to shut down and also enable the menu for safe mode. Safe mode worked, and so then more hours trying to work around the issue before finally stumbling onto some stuff online where the BIOS upgrade was mentioned - apparently also an issue with Windows 8?
Clive

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hello
I have Vostro 260 motherboard
Can i upgrade my i3-2120 cpu to i5-3470 or  i5-3570 ??

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Hi guys,

I've come into acquisition of a Vostro 200 that may be decent enough to replace my current HTPC with. It's running the junky 1.6gHz Celeron processor that comes stock with this model, but I'm almost positive I can upgrade it to at least a Core 2 Duo. Can anybody confirm that? It seems a waste to have a newer computer as that go to waste when a simple processor upgrade can make it fairly competitive. I've looked everywhere and can't find the supported processor specs for this Dell CU409 board, but I did find a link from Dell with the recommended upgrades for the computer under my Service Tag.

http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/...4&l=en&s=bsd&mfgpid=192257&chassisid=8547&p=2

The service tag = J5LMHD1
Thanks in advance if anybody has any input!
 

A:Dell Vostro 200 Motherboard question

Sadmaster12 has an ongoing active thread for this computer, so I'm posting the link here so it can be referred to by whoever replies to this thread.

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-vista/912468-slooooooooooooooooow-windows-vista.html

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Hello

Power is not going through to the battery or the laptop. The battery and charger are just fine as I have got them checked plus the laptop just works fine with the current battery. The problem is that I cannot charge the battery or run the laptop by directly plugging in the power cord.

How I messed up:

I was trying to fix my old original dell charger but I accidentally connected the outside two silver wires with the plug but not the middle white wire and plugged it in the charging port. Result: It didn't charge so I tried my other working charger but even that was not supplying the power to the battery or the laptop now.

Question:

Have I burnt something? If yes, what exactly is it and how it can be changed? I am assuming one of the fuses or something of the motherboard is burnt because the laptop and its battery are just working fine. The only problem is the power not going through the charging port to the motherboard. The technician in my area said it cannot be the charging port as it ''looks'' fine from the outside. Something is just burnt inside and that is why the power is not going through. He didn't open the laptop or anything because I did not want to pay. This was just his speculative suggestion. All I need to know is what needs to replaced on the motherboard to make the power go to the motherboard and the battery. Thank you.

P.S. Laptop is not under warranty
 

A:Dell Vostro 1500 - Power not going through to the motherboard or battery

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I'm in the process of moving my Vostro 260 machine, with some upgrades, to a bigger Cooler Master case. However, the original Vostro case has the combination I/O connections (all wrapped together), and the new case audio and power I/O connectors are, of course, divided by specific pin type (Power LED, PW Switch, HDD LED, Mic, Speaker, L, R, etc etc). Since the oem motherboard is not labeled for this, I've been trying to find a MB diagram, but to no avail (it's all very secret, it seems).

Anyone know how I can figure out which pins are which so that I can hook up the new case? It's my machine at work, so I don't really want to go the retail MB route, since I will lose Windows Pro and all unless I buy that again too...

Something like this is what I need to know:
http://pcityourself.com/images/content/building/frontPanelDiagram.gif
Thanks!

Win 7 Pro
i3 Sandy
GeForce 550 Ti
8GB Kingston HyperX Blu
1.5 TB HDD
 

A:Issues moving Dell Vostro 260 Motherboard to New Case

I would honestly suggest leaving it in the case its in. or get a standard motherboard. your voiding any possible warranty anyways
 

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hi i have a dell vostro 360, and im just wondering if i need to to upgrade my Dedicated Video RAM. i want to play games on the pc but when i check if it will play a game i allways fail on the video ram, i just want to know if i can resolve this problem.

A:dell vostro 360 do i need to upgrade

johnboy18, welcome to the Seven Forums.

Unless there is an option in the bios to increase the amount of system ram allocated to graphics, there is nothing to do.

Also can not suggest/recommend a new video card as what you have despite it being sold as a desktop, is nothing more than a laptop built into the monitor with all the same limitations as far as upgrading parts goes.

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Hi,
I own a Vostro 3550 with i5-2410M, however the mainboard is apparently defective - the notebook is not starting anymore. Now I have the opportunity to buy a second Vostro 3550 and I intend to use the parts for repairing my own Vostro, however this one has only an i3-2310M CPU. Question: is the motherboard the same and I can use this for exchanging or have both version different montherboards?
Thanks and regards,Joachim

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Hey
I just replaced my not working motherboard and power supply card with new ones. Now the windows seems to boot but just when the start screen is about to show up, the screen go black. I know it's up because when i slide my finger in the biological sensot it would make the sound of a successful login.
If you guys have any suggestions except repairing or reinstalling the OS, i'd happy to hear that.
Thanks in advance

A:Black screen problem - new motherboard - Dell Vostro 3550

It's probably an Activation Problem. If it's a new Motherboard, it's new Hardware, even if it is the exact motherboard you replaced.

If you can pull up Task Manager from the black screen (If you have a mouse but nothing else) - Then you can stick your install disk into the Optical Drive and run Setup.exe- This will fix any activation problems. Run an In-Place Install which means just choose "Upgrade" from the choice of either upgrade or fresh install. I've had to do this twice.

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Hi guys.
I was trying to collect as much information as possible before posting here to get the correct answer from forum experts. So here we go.
I'm planing to upgrade memory in my Dell. Here are some screen shots (all images are clickable and will open in a separate window to see full size)
The original memory installed in my system (3):

Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Form Factor DIMM 240-pin
Memory Speed 1333 MHz ( PC3-10600 )
Data Integrity Check Non-ECC
RAM Features Unbuffered
Module Configuration 512 x 64
Compatible Slots 1 x memory - DIMM 240-pin

CPU-Z screens:



I've always trusted Kingston's memory and couple years ago they had my system on their list. Now they don't. I wrote down the number back then (KVR1333D3N9K2/8G) and was trying to find it like that. Turned out that it was discontinued and replaced by KVR13N9S8K2/8. I also called the support number to make sure it will work. The rep I was talking to said that it won't and that they don't support the system like I have any more. OK. Forget about Kingston then.
Went on Dell's website. Put my service tag -> check memory upgrade for this particular system. Here is the screen:

What? Doesn't Dell know what they sold me? Fine. The hell with Dell
Went on Crucial. Downloaded and ran CrucialScan. Here is the screen:

The first thing they recommend is again not what I have. It's PC3-12800 instead of 10600 and as far as I understand CL... Read more

A:Memory upgrade for Dell Vostro 430

They don't have to be in the compatibility list to work. As long as it is DDR3 240 pin and 1333mhz, youre okay.

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Hi, I have a Dell Vostro 400 with Win XP Home on it and I should upgrade out of it but I want to keep all my programs and settings. I have the Dell Reinstallation DVD for Vista Ultimate 32 bit. I'm under the impression that that is an upgrade path. Once I get there, can I upgrade to Win 7 Pro 32 bit and still keep my programs?

I'm trying to follow instructions at Windows Reinstallation Guide and Related Software Guides

A:Dell Vostro 400 - Upgrade XP to Vista then Win 7

According to Microsoft, you can upgrade from XP to Vista and keep your files and programs.

Upgrading from Windows XP to Windows Vista

Ditto for upgrade from Vista to Windows 7.

Upgrading from Windows Vista to Windows 7 - Help & How-to - Microsoft Windows

Personally, I would do a clean install of Windows 7, bypassing Vista completely. Your computer will run better and there will be no leftover junk from XP to cause problems later on. Just backup your data first.

The guide you are following is overkill to the max, way to much information and steps.

No matter what you do, please backup your data first. Even better would be to make an image backup to an external hard drive so if anything goes wrong you have a easy way to recover.

Is the copy of Windows 7 a upgrade or full version?

For Upgrade: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

For a Full version: Clean Install Windows 7

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Hello there,
I'm about to Upgrade my DELL VOSTRO 5470's 4GB RAM to 8GB RAM. Therefor, I would love to ask a question about RAM. Is it that important to buy necessarily the RAM from dell website which was DELL sticker? For instance, I found another cheaper and seemingly very good and reasonable RAM's from Crucial and This another one entitled "DMS Certified RAM"..
So would those RAM's work fine? are they suitable and fully compatible? or I definitely have the one sole choice to by 95 Euro priced RAM on DELL Website?  I think that's pretty expensive..

Thanks a lot!
Giorgi

A:DELL VOSTRO 5470 RAM UPGRADE

You don't need to purchase RAM from Dell, but you should ask your vendor about compatibility guarantees (or understand the possible return/restocking fees if they don't offer a guarantee).

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Ok so I just recently got a Dell optiplex GX 755 PC that has- 
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*8GB ram
*320GB hard drive (kinda small i know, i'm looking to upgrade that as well)
I'm posting this here to see if anyone knows mainly what graphics card i could get that would make my PC gaming friendly. It doesn't have to be the most amazing stellar quality card out there since iv had (some) people tell me that you cant upgrade these PCs much. But just some good quality advice on the subject and maybe a recommendation on what card brand to get as well as the specs for it. Also a recommendation for a video card would be greatly appreciated as well. Sorry for my ignorance on on the subject, i am new to the PC world. I ended up having to get this computer in a pinch because I am a small time graphics design artist and my laptop died, and I had orders coming in. I'm not looking for a quick fix to the problem so even if anyone has a solution that may take a bit or quite a few steps to get underway, the help is still greatly welcomed! I am hoping if its at all possible to make a good situation out of this and maybe build this PC to fit my needs. Thank you to anyone who can help :)

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Ok so I just recently got a Dell optiplex GX 755 PC that has- 
*Intel core 2 quad processor 2.4 GHz
*8GB ram
*320GB hard drive (kinda small i know, i'm looking to upgrade that as well)
I'm posting this here to see if anyone knows mainly what graphics card i could get that would make my PC gaming friendly. It doesn't have to be the most amazing stellar quality card out there since iv had (some) people tell me that you cant upgrade these PCs much. But just some good quality advice on the subject and maybe a recommendation on what card brand to get as well as the specs for it. Also a recommendation for a video card would be greatly appreciated as well. Sorry for my ignorance on on the subject, i am new to the PC world. I ended up having to get this computer in a pinch because I am a small time graphics design artist and my laptop died, and I had orders coming in. I'm not looking for a quick fix to the problem so even if anyone has a solution that may take a bit or quite a few steps to get underway, the help is still greatly welcomed! I am hoping if its at all possible to make a good situation out of this and maybe build this PC to fit my needs. Thank you to anyone who can help!

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i want upgrade my video card 610  with 300w power supply to 570 gtx but i m not sure if i can do that
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HI DUDE,
THIS IS RANADHEER
FINALLY I FOUND A SITE WHICH COULD ACTUALLY HELP ME
could u please tell me how do u upgrade the BIOS of my DELL vostro A860
i would be very much thank full for the reply
thanks in advance
RANADHEER

A:How do u upgrade the BIOS of my DELL vostro A860?

If everything works normally, I wouldn't do BIOS upgrade but if you must:
Drivers & Downloads
HTH.
EDIT: When you do flashing under windows environment,make sure Internet disconnected, disable all background services like AV programs, windows defender and do not interrupt the process.

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My 3620's current PSU is 290W. I have a hard time finding any other power supply to upgrade. Can somebody provide a list of PSUs compatible with 3620?

A:Dell Precision Workstation 3620 Medium Tower PSU upgrade

There is a 365W power supply for this model - note though that these are not standard power supplies, so aftermarket units won't work.
www.ebay.com/.../291815628059

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OK I'm getting rid of my VIA motherboard & AMD 1.1 gig and getting an AMD XP1700 with an ECS motherboard, should I be able to throw this in the existing system with minimal problems ???

BTW I am also relpacing the Video and the memory.

P.S. I am running Win2K also
 

A:Motherboard and Processor upgrade ??

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I recently burned up my AMD 1.4 gig processor and just to get back up, I replaced it with a 800 megahertz AMD Duron.
I would now like to upgrade my motherboard and processor to around 2 gigs. I want some speed back. I'm not a gamer
and plan on new system w/DVD+-RW in 12 to 18 mos. So I want to be economical (around $200.00) but at the same time don't want to skimp. I have onboard sound and video and would like to use the 512 Megs of SDram I have, to save buying DDR memory. If I can find an adaptable motherboard and processor upgrade using the existing hardware (listed below), will I need any other hardware? Does anyone have any suggestions for the MB & Pross. replacements or the easiest way to upgrade ?

Present specs:
Board: SNC302EEH
Bus Clock: 100 megahertz
BIOS: Award Software International, Inc. 6.00 PG 10/31/2000
512 Megabytes Installed Memory
Slot 'BANK_0' has 256 MB
Slot 'BANK_1' has 256 MB
Slot 'BANK_2' is Empty
ATI All in Wonder Pro 32MB Graphics Card
8X Write/4X Rewrite/32X Read CDRW Drive
12X Max DVD-ROM Drive with Software Decoding
10/100 PCI Ethernet Adapter
Creative Labs SoundBlaster Live 5.1 PCI Sound Card
Thanks, Bob
 

A:motherboard and processor upgrade

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Hello i have a dell xps 710 and i would like to upgrade the processor to an i5 but i know that the i5 processors use lga1155 and my current motherboard has lga775 connection. i know that to upgrade the processor i need to upgrade the mobo too but from doing a bit of research i found out that the xps 700 series use custom mobos. so my question is can i upgrade the motherboard (keeping other components not necessary but preferable) and keep the case because i really like the thing

Specs
Vista ultimate
nvidia 8800gtx
750 PSU
intel core 2 6420
4gb ddr2 667MHz ram
 

A:Motherboard and processor upgrade

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As of now my computer is a Systemax 1.4 AMD Athlon, 60 gig, gf4ti4600, sb audigy2 and 768 ram. I can feel my computer's age, although for the most part the hardware that I installed is fairly new.(All of which was installed by me) Point being that I want to upgrade my motherboard and processor, but I am not sure on how to go about doing that. Any tips and suggestions on what I need and should do will be appreciated. I want to do this mainly for games, as I feel that my processor just isnt cutting it anymore, and I dont exactly have the money for an alienware pc . Thanks for the help.
 

A:Motherboard/Processor upgrade help

Well at the least you are looking at a new CPU. Chances are you will need a new motherboard as well, but maybe not. Other things you may need to upgrade is the RAM and powersupply - but again maybe not.

Can you post you motherboard model, RAM type and speed(ie PC2100), and powersupply make and wattage. Also post any Systemax model number. You can find all this using Everest: http://www.lavalys.com/products/download.php?pid=1&lang=en&pageid=3 - just note that you may want to look at the RAM visually to see if whats being reported is the correct info - you could have faster RAM running at a slower speed.

Also note that in most cases you will need to format and reinstall Windows when upgrading the motherboard due to the change of the motherboard chipset - its also just a good idea to do.
 

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I have a Hp xw8000 workstation that came preloaded with Windows xp Pro 32 bit OS and as far as I know a 32 bit processor is the most my motherboard can handle. Thus bring me to my question does anyone know if it is possible for me to get a 64 bit processor to run on the stock motherboard and if not is there a motherboard that would be a good substitute? The only exception is that there must be at least one AGP 4x slot and 6 RAM slots. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

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I just installed a ssd in my pc and thought about upgrading the motherboard & processor. This is what I have right now. ARK | Intel? Core
HIS HD 4850 iCooler IV Native HDMI 512MB(256bit) GDDR3 PCIe < Legacy Products < ?????????? ??????? < Products | ??????????? ????? HIS

GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 1156 - GA-P55M-UD2 (rev. 1.0) and I was thinking about this combo or similar for around $400.00 Intel Core i5-4670 Processor and ASUS Z87-A (SLI) Socket 1150 Haswell Motherboard Bundle at TigerDirect.com I know the board is an upgrade but, not sure about the cpu and I'd like to continue using my 4850 graphics card or, is the built in graphics in the processor a better choice? Any suggestions on another better, combo in the same price range and whether or not I should reuse my 4850 graphics card would be greatly appreciated Thanks!

A:Motherboard & processor upgrade questions

One thing you should know about the AMD HD-4x series cards is that AMD is not keeping up with video driver updates for Win8. I have a 4290 and am running Catalyst 13.1 "legacy" drivers -- and installing those in Win8 was a real chore.

IF you're planning on staying with Win7, you will OK video driver-wise; but, upgrading to Win8 will present video driver problems.

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I am an avid computer gamer and my 4 year old computer is starting to barely meet the minimum requirements of games coming out nowadays. (Only so much of counter-strike I can take , I'd like some eye candy haha!) I would like to determine if upgrading my processor and possibly mother board will get me to a point where I don't need to buy a whole new computer.

Current Specs:

Processor-
Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 @ 2.13 Ghz (Codename Conroe)
Socket 775 LGA
FSB 1066
Bus Speed 266.4 MHz
(Got this info from CPU-Z, if more info about processor is needed, I can give it)

Motherboard-
Intel DP965LT
Chipset is P965/G965
BIOS date is 07/16/06

I went to the intel website and tried to find a compatible processor for this motherboard that would put me at least over 3 Ghz, but it seems the best I could find is the "Intel® Core?2 Extreme Processor X6800" which is 2.93 Ghz. I'm not sure that increasing to under 3 Ghz is even worth the effort.

So, I was hoping I could get some help with regards to finding out what is the best processor this motherboard can handle. If the best is a mere 2.93 Ghz, some advice as to which new motherboard and processor combo to buy would be greatly appreciated.

If I left out any information that is needed, please let me know, I will get it to you ASAP.

Thanks in advance for the time and help!
 

A:I'd like to upgrade my processor and possibly motherboard?

Hi fcKid,
what GPU are you using?
 

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At the moment my kit stands at:

ECS KV1 Deluxe
AMD Athlon 64 Processor 3000+
Corsair Value Select 1GB PC3200 Non-ECC 184Pin CL3
Radeon x700 Series
Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 Hard drive - 250 GB
Sony DVD RW DRU-810A
Sony CD-RW CRX230EE
WinTV-NOVA-T
Hiper Type R 580W
View Sonic VX924
Thermaltake Damier V5000A Black Series

I am looking at upgrading my motherboard/processor/memory only, have been looking at some motherboard bundles on Novatech.co.uk for around the £150-£200 mark but nothing really takes my fancy.

I've like something with a dual core processor, lots of USB ports (both externally and internally as I have two USB ports on the outside of my case) , firewire ports (again inside and out), and can support all my current hardware.

Any suggestions?
 

A:Upgrade Motherboard/Processor/Memory Only

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Hi!!!
I have a dell latitude c640 laptop ddr sdram, P4, 1.20GHz, HDD 30GB, L2 Cache 512 KB, and RAM 256 MB.
I need to remodel the laptop so that it can work with virtualization simulations & have atleast 4GB RAM. Can you kindly let me know the processor, motherboard, and specifications of other upgrades which will be compatible enough to enable me to reuse THIS very laptop just by upgrading it? Also let me know an approximate cost estimate.
I repeat kindly let me know the specifications of the above which will work with this series of laptop for virtualization simulations using Virtual Box, OpenvSwitch, Xen etc.

Thank You!!!
 

A:Processor & motherboard upgrade for my laptop

Laptops do not have standardized motherboards that will interchange. If and I stress IF there is a motherboard you can use as an upgrade, you would need to contact the manufacturer for the specific details. There is little to no way for anyone to know these details, outside manufacturing service department.
 

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Hi there , I need another 1261nr motherboard and am interested in the best upgrade for both motherboard and processor . Can you kindly link the best 1261nr motherboard and processor upgrade for my already disassembled 1261nr and also any important motherboard and processor installation info .. And if i do finally update can you recommend a large laptop replacement with good sound (speakers) Thank You so much for your help  Cheers Jono

A:1261nr motherboard and processor upgrade

Hi, Please check the following discussion:    http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Pavilion-G7-1261nr-Processor-Up... Regards.

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I got an Nvidia 7600gs So I could run oblivion. I can barely play on the lowest settings.I have current drivers. I have enough ram 1GB DDR. I have a celeron 2.6 ghz processor that could easily upgrade to pentium 4 3ghz. This would be my prefured option if it will help. My mother board is a ASRock M266A 478 socket That may be too old, not sure. I would need a board with agp slot for my video card. I did try overclocking a little with nvidea program detecting optimal settings, that did help a little.
heres my DXDiag
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System Information
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Time of this report: 8/19/2008, 03:14:35
Machine name: PRETTYRIVER
Operating System: Windows 2000 Professional (5.0, Build 2195) Service Pack 4
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: VIA
System Model: M266
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.60GHz, ~2.6GHz
Memory: 1024MB RAM
Page File: 396MB used, 2066MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINNT
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.0001.0904 32bit Unicode

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DxDiag Notes
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DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Music Tab: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.
Network Tab: No problems found.

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DirectX Debug Levels
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Direct3D: 0/4 (n/a)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (n/a)
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A:Oblivion lag. Upgrade motherboard or processor?

Hello, HyperDrive! From my own experience, upgrading the processor can improve performance. I have read an article somewhere that stated that no matter how powerful your graphic card is, the processor speed will be the limiting factor of the performance. Therefore, the processor should be taken into consideration as well. I used to play Oblivion on a Celeron processor too, and the game lagged as heck! I then bought a new computer with a better graphic card and processor and the game ran quite smoothly. Anyway, I heard that it is difficult to upgrade the processor alone. I heard that you must upgrade the motherboard along with the processor, because each processor is specially made for a specific motherboard. I am not sure whether that is true, but you can ask other computer experts for more information.

When I played Oblivion on a Celeron processor, I found numerous tweaks for both the game and the graphic card driver that helped me to play Oblivion slightly smoothly. Here are the links to the tweak pages:

http://www.tweakguides.com/Oblivion_1.html

http://www.tweakguides.com/NVFORCE_6.html

In the NVIDIA control panel, I suggest you put the slider to the "Performance" point if you do not know how to use the advance settings. Only use the advance settings option if you know what you are doing!

I hope that the information that I have given you are beneficial in solving your problem. Good luck!

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I am trying to upgrade the processor for an ABIT IP35-E Motherboard currently at Bios version 18. According to the owner's manual and the people at Intel, this board can handle a Core 2 Quad Q9550 LGA775 2.83 GHz. Right now it has a Core 2 Duo E4300 LGA775 1.80 Ghz.

When I install the new processor, the pc only powers on. No splash screen or boot up. With the old one in, it does run although it's slow. Hence the reason for the upgrade.

I can not get any support from ABIT so, I am not exactly sure if this is truley compatable as the manual and Intel indicate.

Can someone think of something I am missing? Perhaps a setting somewhere in the Bios to allow the new processor?

Thanks in advance.

Rick
 

A:Abit IPE35-E Motherboard Processor Upgrade

the cpu support sheet for that model says that it works with bios version 15. i would think an updated bios version would carry over support but there is a slight possibility that it does. i would first look into your power supply to see if it is big enough. you are jump to a much large cpu that probably is pulling more watts so post the make and model of that so we can check. also post any peripherals that you have such as video cards or sound cards.

 

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 Question in English :I have an HP Pavilion g6 with a motherboard Hewlett -Packard in 1849 with an AMD A4-4300M APU with Radeon HDgraphics processor ( Socket trinity FP2 ( 827 ) . I want to upgrade the processor, which is the best compatibleprocessor for this pc ? Thanks   A mesma pergunta em Portugues:Tenho um HP Pavilion g6 com uma motherboard Hewlett-Packard 1849 com um processador AMD A4-4300M APU with Radeon HD graphics (trinity Socket FP2(827). Pretendo fazer um upgrade no processador, qual é o melhor processador compativel para este pc? Obrigado

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Before You guys tell me its such an old computer and why bother,:evil: I have my reasons. OK now I have the 2400 that I need to upgrade a bit and I need to know what is the BEST motherboard and possessor for This computer? I know that the stock heat sink/fan is not so great so I also plan on upgrading that as well and I also have my eye on a 1 gig video card
(I am one of those hard to shop for Multi taskers so more then enough is almost enough)
So Please TechSpot Help me Pimp My DELL! lol

Thanks in advance


ps*I found one old thread that talked about this subject in Google BUT it is so old I cant find it again to post in it or click the expired links.*
 

A:Dell 2400 with P4 Motherboard, Processor, Video card upgrades?

Silly move. But if you are trying to fool your mother, find a board and a CPU that will fit in that little case, along with a 400+ watt power supply, heat sink, and such.
The biggest problem is the plastic tie-downs to hold the heat sink in place. They break.
It is easier and cheaper to get a board, cpu, power supply and memory as a package that try to fit something decent into that case.
The power supply is lousy. There is no room, and inadequte cooling.
 

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Hi
Is it possible to run Dell t5500 workstation in  single cpu mode with no processor on motherboard socket but on the riser  card

A:Dell t5500 workstation single cpu mode with no processor on motherboard socket

Will appreciate if someone could help me answer my question

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I want to dual boot my old Dell XPS gen5 with windows XP and windows 7 ultimate 64 bit, but my current processor is not x64 compatible. Right now I have a Pentium 4 Prescott 560 and I would like to upgrade to the Pentium 4 660 which from what I have read is basically the 64 bit equivalent to what I have now. They are both socket LGA775 so I can't imagine that I couldn't do it, but all of the places that I can find online to buy one from do not allow returns so I want to make sure that I get this right. Also my other concern is that I know dell is notorious for being a pain when it comes to the BIOS so I need to know exactly what it will take to pull this off. Thanks!
 

A:Trying to upgrade a Dell XPS gen5 processor

Dell may be notorious for heart-ache, but as far as the BIOS goes you shouldn't need to worry too much. If the motherboard supports a given processor type, it shouldn't give you problems unless it's a really bad motherboard or something. Replacing a processor isn't that intensive.

Now...your motherboard is the Intel 955X chipset, right? Because if it is...that means it supports Core2 models. And since that's the case, I'm surprised you haven't gone after a Core 2 Duo instead of another P4. The P4 is getting a little tired these days, and it's showing its age. For the price of that P4 660, you could get an Intel Core2 Duo E7500 Wolfdale.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115056

Unless your motherboard model is different, I think that might be the smarter choice. And once you buy it, it's as simple as plug and play really. Stick it in the socket, give it a dab of some fresh thermal grease, slap the heatsink on, and you should be good to go.
 

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Wife bought me an XPS M1330 for Christmas a year ago. She never consulted me about options. CPUZ shows Socket P [email protected], rated 667 FSB, 65nm technology. I love the computer, but it is slow. On checking current configs for the M1330, a T9300, 2.4GHz, 800 FSB, 45nm tecnology is offered. I'm running Vista Home Premium. Current BIOS- A14 (11/19/2008)

Are ther any contraindications to making this upgrade? It looks like 5 screws are all that is necessary to swap processors. I have built many desktops, so I am familiar with heat sinks, thermal compound, etc.

Currently running 2GB PC2 5300 memory. Would upgrade to 4GB.

Warranty is almost expired, so that is not an issue.

Any suggestions, cautions, alternatives are much appreciated.
 

A:Dell XPS M1330 Processor Upgrade?

Go to the Dell site, input your service tag number, and look for upgrades for the cpu.

As you will see below, the Canadian site doesn't even list your present cpu;

http://www1.ca.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/xpsnb_m1330?c=ca&cs=cadhs1&l=en&s=dhs&~ck=mn&ST={dell%20xps%20m1330}&dgc=ST&cid=3852&lid=705585
 

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Hello!

I own a Dell Inspiron N5010 with Intel Pentium Dual Core P6100 @ 2.0ghz , ATI Radeon Mobility HD 5650 1GB, 2+2GB RAM and I want to know if I can upgrade my processor, the  package is 989 rPGA socket.
Any answers, solutions would be appreciated.

A:Processor upgrade Dell N5010

Yes, to any of the mobile Core i first-generation CPUs.  The second-generation Core i CPUs (the ones with four-digit numbers) won't work.

Note that upgrading the CPU voids any remaining warranty.

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Hello everybody i own a dell c521 but my processor broke for it so im buying a new one but i heard that you need a bios update to use the amd athlon 64 3.0ghz. I have 4gigs of ram and a galaxy 9600gt low pro gfx card but im afraid if i buy this new cpu the bios wouldnt accept it what should i do i want a powerful dual core

A:processor dell c521 upgrade help

The best processor for your system is an Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Windsor 89w (not the 125w). It's hard to find since they are no longer made, but with the latest BIOS update this processor will work well with your system.

Most of the Brisbanes, which came out after the Windsors, do not work since they are not included in any of the BIOS updates. I have read were some people have gotten them to work by flashing an older version of the BIOS. Personally I would stick with trying to find a 89w Windsor.

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Just wondering if I can upgrade the processor or OC a Dell Dimension PIII 600.

It's a plain jane Dell Dimension PIII 600...only things I did to it was install 640MB of RAM and put a ATI Radeon All In Wonder 7500 graphics card in.

I'm not overly technical, but upgrades along these lines I can handle pretty easily. I really don't recall ever seeing an upgrade processor for a PIII. I upgraded the processor on an old 486 I had years ago and would like to do the same to this one but it doesn't seem like they make something like that.

I don't do much gaming. I'm mostly just looking to pep this thing up a little bit. It gets used for surfing quite a bit and some digital picture taking (storing and looking at them, not really manipulating them).

One thing I suppose I could use is a faster hard drive. The one it has in it now is the one it shipped with, 12GB.

If anyone has any thoughts, I'd appreciate it.

T
 

A:Can I upgrade the processor or OC a Dell PIII 600?

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Hi folks!
I've got a Dell XPS M120 with the Intel T2300E processor (1.6 GHz).
Because it got slower over the years I decided to upgrade a few things. I upgraded the RAM which now consists of two 2GB units. Next I bought an SSD. Finally I wanted more processing power so I boughte the Intel T400 (2.16 GHz) which should be compatible.
I dismounted the whole laptop and installed the new processor, making sure I added enough thermal paste. I reassembled it and after turning it on, the following happened:
Pressed the power button. The lights go on for about 2 seconds, and then it shuts off again. The display remained off and the CPU-fan doesn't even start spinning.
I thought that it could be that the BIOS needet to be updated so I re-installed the old processor. Sadly, the same thing happened.
Dear forum, please advise me what to do. I'm desparate. What could it be? Did I break the whole thing? Isn't there enough power (my battery's busted so I keep it plugged in to the wall)? Is the motherboard damaged? Or maybe the socket?
I love this laptop so much and I would love to see run with an SSD, more RAM and more processing power.
Thank you very much in advance!
Rafael

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I cannot get help from Dell about a processor upgrade. For some reason, they will not help. They do not reccomend processor upgrades. I have a subject dell with the dell OWG855 mobo. I have the Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 @ 2.4 GHz processor. I need to know (before I buy) if the Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.4 GHz is compatible with my PC and if it can be installed in it? Maybe dell glues them in? This about does it for me with dell. The way I feel about this, I may never buy another dell product.
 

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hi
what is the fastest intel core 2 processor i can buy for my dell optiplex gx620?it has a pentium 4 2.8ghz LGA 775 socket
I heard about the fsb bieng capped at 800mhz and wondered also if i could buy a dell optiplex board that supports intel core 2 or if their is any way to flash the BIOS to allow this
regards
Ash

A:best processor upgrade for Dell Optiplex GX620

The GX620 doesn't support any Core processors. The chipset theoretically could do some of the low end ones, but the bios has to recognize the processor and then more or less let the motherboard adjust the voltage provided to the processor.
 
The best you can get is a Pentium D I believe. The first Optiplex with Core support was the 745 if memory serves.

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Okay, I have a Dell Dimension E310 that I have been wanting to get CPU upgrade for.
I currently have the CPU that came with the machine, ?an Intel Pentium 4HT [email protected] 2.8GHz with 1MB, L2 Cache, and 800MHz FSB, using Socket LGA 775.?
I have done some searching on Newegg.com for a small Core 2 Duo CPU that will fit this computer. I made sure to find ones that should be compatible ?Socket: LGA775 and 800MHz FSB?
These are the 3 I am looking at.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115032
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115045
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115031

Does anyone know if these processors will work with the machine I have?

Thanks,
~Alex
 

A:Dell Dimension E310 Processor Upgrade

Well they look like they will. Like you said make sure to keep your fsb to 800MHz.
 

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I have a Dell 4300 with a pentium 4 1.5 GHZ processor and 1 GB of ram.
I also have a Dell 4600 with a pentium 4 2.9 GHZ processor.
I am not computer illiterate, however, I am processor illiterate, is it possible to just put the 4600 processor into my 4300? I really just dont know if it will be compatible with my 4300.

Any halp will be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!
 

A:Dell Dimension 4300 Processor upgrade

No, you can't use the processor out of the Dimension 4600 in a Dimension 4300. The fastest processor the 4300 will support is 2GHz.

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim4300/specs.htm#1101572
 

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I recently purchased a P3 1.2 to upgrade from an 866 P3. According to everything I had read and everyone I have talked to around the office it should have worked fine. However, when i installed the new processor and turned on the machine I got absolutley NO video coming from the monitor. Nothing, zip, nada. The little green light on the monitor blinks but that is it. Does anyone have any ideas on what might be causing this? Thanks BK
 

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My E521 came with the AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core 4400+ processor and I read on some other threads that the AMD Athlot 64 X2 Dual-Core 6000+ should work, as long as I got the 89w version.  I purchased the following:
AMD ADA6000IAA6CZ Athlon X2 6000+ AM2 3.0GHZ 2MB 90NM 89W 2000MHZ TRAY
I am running the latest BIOS (1.1.11), running Windows 10.  However, my system doesn't recognize the new processor.  It boots, but still shows the 4400+ processor when I view the properties under "This PC" and also in device manager.  I even try scanning for new hardware in device manager, but the system doesn't see it. Another strange thing is that the 4400+ processor shows up twice in device manager under processors.
What can I do to get it to recognize the new processor?  

A:Dell Dimension E521 Processor Upgrade

Boot into the bios. How is the CPU listed in Processor Info? Boot back into windows. Download and run CPUZ. How is it listed?The Dell internal parts page for this model does not list a 6000+ CPU. The highest validated are =DR246 AMD Athlon 64X2, 5600+, 2.80GHz, 1MBX2, Dual Core, 89wPU630 AMD Athlon 64X2, 5600+, 2.80GHz, 1MX2, Dual Core, 89w

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Budget: £270.00

Also would i need to buy a new cooling system or fan?
If i do then can any of you recomend 1.

Thanks
 

A:Help can I upgrade a Dell Studio 1555 processor?

You can upgrade the CPU but it's not going to be as simple as doing it in a desktop PC or upgrading RAM. You've got to take the laptop apart in a lot of cases and possibly remove the motherboard. fan should come with it if you get the retail version.
 

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Hi would anybody be able to give me any info on upgrading the processor on this laptop? Thanks

A:Upgrade processor Dell Inspiron N7110

Upgradeability depends on what's in the system now.  They were shipped with up to an i7 2630QM CPU.  You're limited to the second-generation Core i CPUs, and if you upgrade from an i5 or lower to an i7, you may need a new AC adapter as well (you'll need 130W or better depending on the GPU in the system, where the i5 will work with a 90W or lower adapter).

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I recently acquired an old Dell Latitude E5500 laptop as a workplace giveaway. Below are the original specs:
Intel Pentium M 575 2.0 GHz2 GB RAM DDR 667 MHz160 GB SATA HDDI had to replace the battery with a new one and wanted to upgrade the processor to Core 2 Duo. I bought a Core 2 Duo P8400 2.26 GHz processor, but for whatever reason it's not recognized fully by the BIOS. I upgraded the BIOS to version A18, though the same issue persists. The laptop starts, but then instantly shuts down. No error code is displayed and none of the diagnostic LEDs light up. This is not the same error as a missing or incompatible processor, as I have tested this with a Core 2 Duo T7200.I know this model can be used with the P8400 or even stronger processors, hence I'm completely confused why this is not the case for me :/. Unfortunately, the Dell website does not mention specifically what is required for an Intel Celeron M to Core 2 Duo upgrade for this laptop model.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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I would like to put an i7 into the computer. What are my options for my upgrade?
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A:What processor upgrade could I do to my Dell Precision M4600?

The system uses second-generation (Sandy Bridge) Core i CPUs - these have model numbers starting with 2-- i.e., 2860QM.  The Extreme Edition CPUs were also shipped with this system -- you must remain within the Sandy Bridge CPU line - not the later Ivy Bridge (3xxx) , Haswell (4xxx), or later Broadwell or Skylake CPUs.

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Hi everyone!I want to ask you ...which one CPU i can put to my Laptop .Dell Inspiron M5010Now it's:Athlon II P340 Dual core
Chipset AMD 785GX
Southbridge AMD SB850. I want put now Phenom II 3 or 4 cores.....which one exactly fit? 
 

A:Dell Inspiron M5010 Upgrade processor

Dell did ship these with Phenom II-X4 CPUs, so most of the Socket S1-G4 CPUs should work.  Stick to models with identical or similar power requirements - installing a CPU that requires more power than the original, is an invitation to system instability.

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I have the Dell inspiron one 2330 And im not sure if i cant upgrade my processor or not and if i can what options do i have?

A:Dell inspiron one 2330 Processor upgrade?

Any help?

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Hi, I recently bought a used Dell latitude E6440 with a Core I5 4300M and i would like to put a Core I7 4910MQ in it and would it work? and if it does can the system handle it? Or would i be better off putting a I7 4610m in it.

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Here are the specs on my parents old computer:

eMonster | 600, 550, 500 and 500a
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Add-on AGP 3D graphics accelerator slot Crystal CS4281/CS4280 built-in Sound Blaster Pro, MPC-3, MPU-401 compatible Audio Enhanced Stereo full duplex operation

I bought Zoo Tycoon 2 for the kids to use on their computer, and the processor need to be upgraded to at least 733mHz. I ordered a Slot 1 866 MHz Pentium processor through eBay and just tried it out in the computer, but my computer does not boot-nothing on the screen-no beep (to my recollection). The 600mHz processor had a fan and the 866mHz did not come with a fan.
Do I need a special processor for this motherboard? Or do I have a defective processor? And do I need to order a fan for whichever processor I reorder?
 

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Hi folks!
I've got a Dell XPS M120 with the Intel T2300E processor (1.6 GHz).
Because it got slower over the years I decided to upgrade a few things. I upgraded the RAM which now consists of two 2GB units. Next I bought an SSD. Finally I wanted more processing power so I bought the Intel T400 (2.16 GHz) which should be compatible.
I dismounted the whole laptop and installed the new processor, making sure I added enough thermal paste. I reassembled it and after turning it on, the following happened:
Pressed the power button. The lights go on for about 2 seconds, and then it shuts off again. The display remained off and the CPU-fan doesn't even start spinning.
I thought that it could be that the BIOS needet to be updated so I re-installed the old processor. Sadly, the same thing happened.
Dear forum, please advise me what to do. I'm desparate. What could it be? Did I break the whole thing? Isn't there enough power (my battery's busted so I keep it plugged in to the wall)? Is the motherboard damaged? Or maybe the socket? I love this laptop so much and I would love to see run with an SSD, more RAM and more processing power.
Thank you very much in advance!
Rafael

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Hello people, here's the sequence of events that finally led to this problem...
I bought a used Dell D500 1.3Ghz Centrino. I re-installed windows and downloaded the BIOS upgrade (from A05 to A10) on it from Dell's site. Next, using the HD method, I flashed the BIOS.
As soon as I did that, the battery short-circuited. The battery icon on the machine kept blinking continuously in green and orange. I replaced the battery, things were running smooth now.
Next, I re-installed windows, updated a few drivers. After that, the machine was idle for a month, then I used it regularly for 3 days. On the third day, it started crashing a bit. At first, there were infrequent crashes (while operating Window Media Player or somethin), but gradually, the frequency increased and it started crashing sooner, like before it even got to the desktop. When it crashed for the last time, it was at the 'Windows is now loading' screen. After that, it wouldn't boot at all. I would press the power button, the lights would come on, and then they would go off.

I took it to my laptop guy, and he says the processor is fried because of the BIOS upgrade. I find that hard to believe. He tried Pentium M processors from other machines, and they wouldn't work on it, again (he says) because of the BIOS upgrade. Then he tried the Celeron M processor, and that worked.
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A:Dell D500 processor fried due to BIOS upgrade...

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system model

Dell Computer Corporation Dimension 4550
System Service Tag: CXXV421 (support for this PC)
Chassis Serial Number: CXXV421
Enclosure Type: Mini-Tower

processor

2.00 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
8 kilobyte primary memory cache
512 kilobyte secondary memory cache
code name northwood
brand id 9
package Socket 478 mPGA

main circuit board

Board: Dell Computer Corp.
Bus Clock: 400 megahertz
BIOS: Dell Computer Corporation A08 09/23/2003

memory modules

2048 Megabytes Installed Memory

Slot 'DIMM_A' has 1024 MB
Slot 'DIMM_B' has 1024 MB

hard drives

240.06 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
197.87 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GSA-H55N ATA Device [CD-ROM drive]
3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

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I have a Dell inspiron 1100 portable with a celeron processor. Is it possable to upgrade the computer with a pentium 4 processor? If so, is it possable to use a pentium from a desktop computer? I have not done much with portables so I don't know if desktop &
portable cpu's are interchangeable?

Thank you,
 

A:Dell inspirion 1100 cpu upgrade with desktop processor?

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I have Dell 8600 and looking to upgrade the processor which is a Pentium M 1.5. Is this compatible:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819111172

If not what is?
 

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Got a store-bought Gateway SX-2800 model which is a mini-tower. Upgrading the video card, and as a result I am also upgrading the power supply.

Being a mini-tower, will it definitely need a specialized power supply, or will a standard PSU work?

If it needs a specialized PSU where do you suggest getting them and how - would I take the dimensions of my PSU and then talk to a manufacturer? Or would buying a new case along with a standard PSU be cheaper?
 

A:Mini-tower Power

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There are usually 3 HDD in this case, but in this image, when I installed the GTX 260, I had to remove one. Don't use it anymore though, it was Vista. It's now in an external HDD case for backing up two other PCs in the home...

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That wire mass can't be good for air flow. You might want to clean it up a little.

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