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Dell Dimension 3000 Installing video card

Q: Dell Dimension 3000 Installing video card

Hey guy yesterday i bought a new e-GeForce 6200 - PCI for my Dell Dimension 3000 im having trouble using it....i have it inserted inside i downloaded all the driver i check the Display adapters on Computer Management and i have 2 display adapters my Old one [Intel(R) 82865G graphics controller] and the GeForce 6200 one i installed, so i start playing some games and its as slow as it was before it is still using my old graphics card even tho i removed it, i checked and it said i was still using the old graphics card....I searched some stuff in google.....about disabling my integrated video card? i do not know what this is and i dont know how to disable it, please any help would be great.

A: Dell Dimension 3000 Installing video card

Hey dudes here a pic of what it says on Systemrequirementslabs when i checked if i could play world of warcraft weird color on screen and gets more when i move mouse around, the pic was taken in safe mode, it only looks like this when i disable my Intel(R) 82865G graphics controller, pic of it here put http: infront of the links because i cant post them =\.

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I have a DELL DIMENSION 3000 desktop. I would like to connect 2 LCDs to it but it is not possible. With the current video card (Intel(R) 82865G Graphics Controller [Display adapter]) only 1 monitor can be connected. I do not know which video cards my computer supports. Can anyone recommend me a reliable but cheap video card that is compatible with my desktop?



A:Recommend me a video card for DELL DIMENSION 3000!

What you have to do is read the specifications for the video cards when you're shopping for one.

Look for a video card that says it's "Dual-Link DVI Supported"

Other things you need to know, based on your specific computer model:
what type of interface do you need to buy? AGP, PCI, PCI-e etc.
how many PSU (power supply unit) watts do you have?
also make sure the video card supports your screen resolution.

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Well I plan to buy a "EVGA E-GEFORCE 7600 GT CO 256MB GDDR3 PCI-E" off ebay so I can replace the crappy Radeon 128mb x300 that came with my computer and run Gothic 3 and BioShock!

Now I'm not sure how Dells are built exactly, but I've heard that there are issues when installing new hardware.

Now my motherboard supports the follow card slots:

2 PCI, 1 PCI-E x16, and 1 PCI-E x 1

The card I am purchasing is a PCI Express x16 so I assume that my motherboard supports it and that there will be no issues with my installation.

I don't like returning things on e-Bay so I'm just trying to make sure that I won't have to because my the card won't be compatible with my computer.

Thanks for the putting a simpleton such as myself at ease.

Also, if you would recommend another card that I could get for about the same price I'd be happy to hear it. I just want to update my graphics card and not spend a fortune doing it.

Thanks again!

A:Installing a new Video card on my Dell Dimension 5100 need confirmation

How much are u paying for it? Chances are it may be cheaper somewhere else. And where exactly are u located? There are alternatives but until you give us the amount of money ur ready to spend on this card we can't tell u if a better card is available for the same price.
P.S. - To answer ur original question, It will be compatible with ur PC.

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I have a dell Dimension 4600, My computer guy told me to install a new video card to my computer b/c no images would come up ( my computer screen still works). So I have this Nvidia geforce 6200 agp I'm trying to put in with a computer that has intergrated video on it. Need help please!!!!!!!!!

A:Newbe needs help installing video card to dell dimension 4600

Install the card in the empty AGP slot.

Your Service manual for that Model of Dell


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Problem occurred overnight. Was working yesterday! This Dell Dimension
3000 has a pre-bios boot failure (evidently?). None of the diagnostic lights
are lit, and the front power light is solid amber. I can hear it power up and the fan runs.

I have disconnected everything and reconnected, reseated the memory modules etc. Tried a second power cable and video cable. Researching led me to believe there is something amiss on the motherboard.

Any troubleshooting advice would be appreciated.

A:dell dimension 3000 no video no bios

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Hi, hopefully someone here can help me! I've recently bought a new monitor, dell S2309W, but unfortunately I can't get the resolution on my computer so I'm stuck with a super stretched screen. Pretty annoying. After looking through lots of forums and the dell site it seems I might just need a new graphics card as the inbuilt one possibly can't support the required resolution (1920x1080), I'm stuck on 1280x1024 which is the maximum. I've found out the computer, a dell dimension 3000, only has PCI slots, no PCI-E or AGP, so I'm quite limited on what graphics card I can get.

Does anyone have any recommendations on what will fix my monitor resolution problem?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!


A:PCI graphics card for Dell Dimension 3000

Hi James,
as far as pci cards go im not sure if this is the top dog, but its up there
don't expect to much in the way of gaming

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I bought a ATI Radeon 7000, installed it in my Dell Dimension 3000, and the PC won't boot. Any suggestions of what to do? Is the card not compatible?

A:Graphics card for Dell Dimension 3000

It has been a while since I had my hands in a Dimension 3000, but as I recall, that machine only will accept PCI graphics cards.
The ATI Radeon 7000 is/was an AGP card, designed for older MacIntosh AGP 4X boards.

Does your Dell have an AGP slot? Or is my memory fading.

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This computer is basically the same specs that came from Dell except it has 2 gigs of ram.Has anyone here installed Vista Home Premium on this type of computer?The Vista analyzer tells me my graphics card isn't powerful enough to run Premium.I'm completely in the dark when it comes to hardware upgrades.Thanks for any suggestions on this.

A:Dell dimension 3000 graphics card!

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Hey guys. I have a dell dimension 3000 2.4 ghx celeron with 1 gb of ram... Unfortunetly the onboard graphic card is soooo slow it cant run anything!!! I dont know what the wat of my power supply is but was wondering what the best possible pci card i can get for this? Thanks

A:Dell dimension 3000, best PCI graphics card?

guys plz help me out here!! is the radeon x1550 the best pci card out there?

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I just had to do a clean re-installation of Win XP Pro on my Dell Dimension 3000. I went to to download the correct Video driver but, once installed, the system boots to a black screen with the verbiage "Cannot Display This Video Mode". The Dell site tells me I have an Intel 82865G Graphics Controller that shipped with the unit. I am accessing the drivers from as I inputted my Service Tag # into their wizard - which pulls the actual drivers that shipped with the unit. I am the only owner of this device so I know a new video card has never been installed.
I have even tried downloading the same driver from the Intel site - once installed I get the same results.
The system, without a proper video driver installed, will boot into an 800 x 600 display mode but it is not correct.
What steps should I take to determine which driver(s) are truly needed to get this video problem resolved?

A:Can't Determine Video Adapter in Dell Dimension 3000

Are you using a Dell LCD monitor? If so, this link may be of interest:

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Hello, we have a Dell Dim 3000. I read an article that says that you cannot upgrade the integrated graphic card because the motherboard has no AGP or PCI-e slot. Is this true or is there a way to upgrade the graphics?


A:Graphic Card upgrade in a Dell Dimension 3000?

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

While it is true your computer doesn`t have AGP or pci-e slots, it does have 3 pci slots.

So, a pci graphics card upgrade is possible and would be far better than your current onboard graphics chip.

Take a look at this excellent thread HERE.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

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I have a dell dimension 3000 pent 4 windows XP. The current graphics card appears to be "onboard" my son is having problems playing some games and I was told I could add a better graphics card. Not knowing a whole lot about computers, I purchased a BFG Tech Nvidia 6200OC graphics card. I put it in an available slot in the computer and attempted to install it, messages appear it is working properly but.... I think there is some conflict between the "onboard" one and the installed one I want to use. Is there a way to "disable" an onboard graphics card? and once I do disable if possiable THEN do I plug the monitor into the new card?
Thanks for your help, sons REALLY thank you....

A:Adding graphics card to Dell Dimension 3000

Your manual will tell you how to disable your onboard graphics. If you haven't got it then visit the dell website.

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hi tech guy forums,

I have a standard Dell Dimension 3000 pc at home that i regularly use for gaming. At the moment I have a Nvidia GeForce FX 5500 graphics card installed to help with gaming. I am interested in purchasing a new graphics card and was wondering if, in particular if a Nvidia 9600 GT graphics card will fit and comply with my computer. I am also upgrading my RAM form 512MB to 2GB if this helps in any way. If you have any other recommended graphics cards that may work with my pc please let me know.


A:Dell Dimension 3000 graphics card update

Your Dimension 3000 only has PCI slots for a graphics card, correct?

(according to dell, and my own experience, likely yes)

Without a PCI-Express or AGP card slot, gaming can not improve very much.

I also have a Dimension 3000 : P4 2.8 GHz - 768mb RAM, with a Geforce 6200 [256mb ddr2] PCI card. When it comes to gaming, it is outperformed by my old 1.4 GHz Athlon XP - 512 RAM - Geforce Ti-4200 [64mb], simply because the older computer has an AGP video slot ... the PCI bus is a VERY limiting factor.

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Hello everyone I bought NVIDIA GeForce Graphics Card (PCI 5200 256MB) but when I put it in all I got was a black scrren would not load up. So took it off an the pc load up just fine can anyone please help me I lost.

I have well read you guys talkin about it but not really sure here an I don't wanna do something that will mess up my p/c thanks everyone

P/C Specs

Operating System System Model
Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3 (build 2600)
Install Language: English (United States)
System Locale: English (United States) Dell Computer Corporation Dimension 3000
System Service Tag: 98WCM71 (support for this PC)
Chassis Serial Number: 98WCM71
Enclosure Type: Mini-Tower
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
2.40 gigahertz Intel Celeron
16 kilobyte primary memory cache
256 kilobyte secondary memory cache
Not hyper-threaded Board: Dell Computer Corp. 0TC666
Serial Number: ..CN7082154KA2YF.
Bus Clock: 533 megahertz
BIOS: Dell Computer Corporation A02 11/08/2004
Drives Memory Modules c,d
36.04 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
18.65 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space


WDC WD400BB-75JHC0 [Hard drive] (40.00 GB) -- drive 0, SMART Status: Healthy 1022 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory

Slot 'DIMM_1' has 1024 MB
Slot 'DIMM_2' is Empty
Local Drive Volumes

c: (NTFS on drive 0) 36.04 GB 18.65 GB free

Network Drives
None de... Read more

A:Dell Dimension 3000: Help with new Graphics Card upgrade

You said you "put it in" I hate to ask a stupid question but did you run the installation CD/DVD that came with it?

-- Andy

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Hi all, I am new to techspot. Anyway I have a dell dimension 3000 and here are the specs:

pentium 4 3.0 ghz

geforce fx5500 pci graphics card

1 gb ram

200gb maxtor hard drive

250 watt powersupply

I am unsure what brand of motherboard is in it, but it is the standard 2005 dell dimension 3000 board.

Anyway I want buy a new motherboard and graphics card. I found 6 motherboards that I am pretty sure will work.[]=15:278/popup5[]=30:342/popup4[]=15:22 Does anyone have any suggestions on which motherboard to get? Also, do you guys have any suggestions on graphics cards? I want one that had a good bang for the buck.


A:Help Upgrading Dell Dimension 3000- motherboard and graphics card

You should mention your budget, and the aim of this upgrade.

Unfortunately, the 478 CPUs are now becoming bottlenecks in the computer. Upgrading your graphics will see a performance increase, but don't bet on a really huge one. Also, Expect to pay a premium for AGP8X graphics cards which perform better than budget range. If you're up for the biggest AGP8X card, the X1950pro would be it, but there's a review somewhere which showed it doesn't perform much better than a 7600gs because of the CPU bottleneck.

Personally, the 6600gt is probably the sweet spot, maybe an X800XT, but not much more than that. Even then you'd be paying a premium for the AGP8X versions of those cards.

If you're after anything cheaper than the 6600gt, it wouldn't be worth your trouble IMO.

Of course, if you decide to switch over to PCIe, you may still be able to use your RAM by getting the E4300, coupled with a board which will support DDR RAM and PCIe 16x. These boards don't come easily though, but here's a couple from newegg....

It shouldn't come out to be much more expensive this way, because the savings from your graphics card (PCIe versions are alot cheaper) would go into the new processor.

Besides, you can sell the processor.

Of course, I'd recommend going all the way, but I'm aware of budget restriants..... Read more

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Hey everyone,

I upgraded a video card in a friends Dimension 3000 so that she can play Sims 3 (she went from an integrated Intel chip)

The full parts list I got is here (from dell's website).

The card I put it was from newegg

The computer boots up, but seems to hang after the XP Logo screen before getting to the Login screen (it never shows, so we can't sign in). If I boot into Safemode, it recognizes the device, and everything seems to be working.

Is this a power supply issue? I couldn't figure out what else it could be.

A:Upgraded video card in Dimension 3000 - system never gets to log in screen on XP

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Thought I'd start a new thread as there may be others with the same dilemma with the new widescreen LCD's..

Brand new to this forum but I've been scaling over it to help me decide which video card to buy for my Dimension 3000.

My Dimension 3000 AS IS (before upgrades; see below)

P4 880 mhz, 1 MB L2 cache
160 ATA HD
Onboard Intel Extreme 2 Graphics
SoundBlaster 24 Live Audio
Stock 250W PSU
1 DVD drive
1 DVD/RW drive
1 3.5" floppy drive

Thing is, I AM NOT A GAMER, but am a digital photographer that would like to: increase image handling performance (ability to handle DSLR @ 10MP with multiple images in Photoshop CS/ Elements 5.0 on my new 22" LCD...currently even without the LCD, the system can't handle these in Elements 5.0 without crawling), watch streaming video and DVDs, and do intense surfing and multitasking (++ speed up applications).

So far I've bought the following upgrades but have yet to install them:

1. HP W2207 22" LCD - 1680 X 1050 max resolution...THIS is the part I'm most worried about, that some of the gaming video cards may not support b/c of the new 16:10 aspect ratio, and also allow the image to auto-rotate vertically with LCD, without having to manually do it
2. Two 1GB DDR RAM sticks to max out with 2 GB RAM
3. Seagate FreeAgent Pro 720 GB eSATA external HD (onboard is full)
4. esata PCI controller with 7 ports (1 esata, 1 internal sata, the rest USB)

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A:HELP! New Video Card for Dimension 3000 and HP W2207?.. Disclaimer: I AM NOT A GAMER!

Do you have an AGP slot on the motherboard, or just "onboard AGP video"? My friend bought an AGP card for his system and it turned out he only had "onboard AGP video" and no slot for the card.

pretty much any modern card can support widescreen, it would be best to get a card with DVI out if possible. DVI gives a sharper image over the analog EVGA output.

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hello...I dont really know much about video cards to start out just recently got a Nvidia GeForce 6200 OC PCI video card to play the sims 3 and WoW. The sims 3 would give me the blue screen of death saying I was caught in an infinite loop or something...I could always play WoW with my onboard card but ever since upgrading/downgrading WoW crashes randomly...mostly in the city of dalaran..but anyways I was wondering what a good upgrade would be for my video card to end these problems.

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Dell Support told me my Dimension DV051 (same as E310, I think) would not support a new graphics card, though I've seen many posts on these forums by individuals who've successfully done so. I had bought an Nvidia GeForce 9400 GT, 1 GB DDR2, thinking it would work in the single PCI slot I have available. I called Dell because I've been unable to get the new card to work, though the integrated graphics card has always worked fine, though slow. Here are some specs on the new card.

300 W power
18 Amps on +12 V rail
PCI 2.1 compliant
Windows XP

I configure the BIOS to Auto, which I believe is supposed to switch from the integrated card to the new one if it's installed. I then power off, put the card in, connect it to the monitor, and power back up. The Windows logo appears, and the progress bar does its thing for a few seconds, and then freezes indefinitely. Grrr.

Here are some specs on my PC, from MyComputer.

Dell Dimension DV051 (same as E310, I think)
Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family
Pentium 4, 3.20 GHz CPU
3.19 GHz, 2 GB RAM
1 TB disk

My power supply looks small, and that was my original question to Dell, if upgrading it would fix my problem.

230 W
14 Amps on +12 V rail

I'm new to this whole video card business, and thought an $80 card would be an easy way to get more life from my desktop PC before finally replacing it. Thanks for any help you can provide.

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A:Problems With Video Card On Dell Dimension

Minimum power supply for a 9400GT is 350W. It looks like the chokepoints on your system are older mobo, proc, and small PSU. But like you said, you could certainly squeeze more life out of it with a video card upgrade, but along with it NEEDS to come a psu upgrade.

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Looking for a raytheon video card to operate dual screen monitors. What do you I need to get?


A:Video Card for Dell Dimension E310

If you are using your system's onboard VGA solution, you can get a cheap PCI graphic card (if that system's board have that slot), because IMHO its bit of wastage of money if you put anything of significant cost in that rig.

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I need a new video card for my Dell Dimension 4100. Yes, I know it's an old machine. I'm a database developer. I have 6 PC's, some new, some old. This is necessary for my business. So my Dell Dimension 4100 needs a new video card because the old one (32MB NVidia TNT2 M64 AGP) has developed banding problems and is about to die. However, I'm not sure what to get to replace it. I think I can upgrade the video memory to 128 MB, and go for a PCI video card, but my power requirement is only 200 watts, so I need to keep that in mind.

I've been looking on eBay, and have narrowed my choices to "new", "128MB", and "up to $40", but there's still a lot to choose from.

Can anyone point me to one of these cards that might be good for my old beast?

1 ATI Radeon 9200 128 MB PCI 3D Video Card TV-Out VGA DVI $13.34
2 nVidia GeForce 2 MX400 AGP Video Card 128 MB $21.80
3 nVidia GeForce 2 MX400 AGP Video Card 128 MB $21.80
4 nVidia GeForce 2 MX400 VGA AGP Video card NEW 128MB $21.80
5 ATI Radeon X1300 Low Profile Video Card 128MB BRAND NEW $22.91
6 ATI Radeon 9200 128 MB PCI 3D Video Card TV-Out VGA DVI $27.80
7 ATI Radeon 9200 128 MB PCI 3D Video Card TV-Out VGA DVI $30.38
8 ATI Radeon 9200 128MB PCI 3D Video Card TV-Out VGA DVI $30.43
9 ATI Radeon 9200 128MB PCI 3D Video Card TV-Out VGA DVI $30.43
10 ATI Radeon 9200 128MB AGP Video Card OEM package $31.62
11 ATI Radeon 9200 128 MB PCI 3D Video Card TV-Out VGA DVI $32.65
12 ATI ... Read more

A:Video Card for Dell Dimension 4100

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i was jus wondering what video card this Dell can hold? the Dell site * i think * is tellin me that it can only hold 128 MB but i jus want to make sure.

what do u guys kno about it?

A:Dell Dimension 4500, Video Card


Video controller

All AGP 8x cards are fully downward compatible. If a motherboard "only" has an AGP 4x interface, the cards will recognize this and behave like any normal AGP 4x card.

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Hi all,
I have a spare computer from work, but I do not know the password to log in, and so would like to wipe it. Ergo, I decided to try and boot the computer using a USB thumb drive with Ubuntu on it, so as to wipe the windows partition on the hard drive and then install Ubuntu. The computer boots normally to the Windows XP login screen. When I press F2 or F12, there is no display output. I have tried this with a variety of monitors and with two D-SUB cables (one at a time). These are the Samsung LT27B551EW, LG 27EA63V-P and Dell Rev A00. None of them show either the Dell splash screen or the BIOS screen. I have tried pressing F2 and F12 at strategic intervals (every 2 seconds) but still there is no display output. I also know that I was able to access the BIOS on the same computer a few months ago, but I forgot which displays I used then - I had to wait for permission to wipe the hard drive.
I have also looked up this problem in a number of other places, and found that this is supposedly due to an incompatibility of some kind with the monitor. However, I am not sure as to how I might go about fixing this issue, as I do not have any other monitors or cables which work with the Dell - all my other cables are either HDMI or other sorts of cable which do not plug in to the Dell. If there is a way to use the hard drive and wipe it without accessing the BIOS I would also be grateful to hear about that too.

A:Dell Dimension 3000 skips Dell splash screen and BIOS

Try connecting the USB stick before you power the system on.
You can try this too:

Power off, and unplug power cord from rear of PC
Press/hold power button for ~30 sec
Reconnect power cord to rear of PC
Power on and immediately tap F12 a couple of times

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Dell Dimension 8200 2.0 xp

I need to purchase a video card for this machine. I presently have only 256 in memory but I am going to increase that to 1g.

I did a search but the thread that matches this is a bit outdated.
Can some one please tell me what card to get for this machine.

I do not play games . I mainly surf the net and build websites . Play with lots of graphics......

A:Solved: Dell Dimension 8200 what video card to buy.

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I was told I needed to upgrade my video card for my new screnn and gaming purposes. I have been researching the past few days, so many to choose from and I'm not sure which ones will work with my system.

the new screen is DELL SP2008WFP
video card : geforce Fx 5200 , agp 8x 128mb
pc :dell dimension 8300
pentium 4 cpu 3.00ghz
2.99ghz 1.00 gb of ram

as i dont have any digital signal coming out of the card
and i was told i needed a 512mb card to run propely the screen and for the games .

Please help figure out what is capatible with my system. Any suggestion will help.

thank you

A:Need Help with Dell Dimension 8300 video card upgrade

You don't need a new card to run the screen. You do for modern games, but not the screen. In fact, your old card should be working just fine for everything but gaming.

I'd consider something like an nvidia 7600GT. What is your budget?

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I upgraded my Dell Dimension 4100 from Millenium to XP and now the system is moving at a crawl in the Internet. The system has a 866mhz processor with 512 MB of RAM. I know people who have systems with less processor speed and RAM that are running well with XP and am now considering that maybe my video card doesn't have enough RAM (as I've defragged, cleaned the cache, run a virus scan and nothing seems to have helped. The system is stable but slow and the mouse cursor jumps to catch up to mouse movement making me suspect the system is low on resources.

My video card has 32 MB of Ram and is a 32MB NVIDIA TNT2 M64 AGP Graphics card. I believe it is 2.0 (4x).

I was wondering if anyone could advise if this video card can be upgraded for this system and if this is what could be slowing things to a crawl.

I know that companies like Crucial have software that looks into your system and suggests memory upgrades for your specific system. Does anyone do that for video cards?

A:upgrade video card Dell Dimension 4100

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Hello all,

I have a Dell Dimension 2300 which only has 4 PCI slots. The current video card is an integrated Intel Extreme graphics card. No AGP. Therfore I bought the ATI 9250 PCI card. First I disabled the Intel Extreme Graphics card under Device Manager. Then I restarted my computer and when the blue DELL screen came up pushed F2 to get into BIOS and was going to allow the PCI card and disable the on board Intel graphics, but there was no option for this. My BIOS looks like this:

Since I could'nt disable the on boad grahics I shut down and installed the new ATI in PCI slot 1 which was at the bottom of the computer. Then I booted up and installed the software. When I went into device manager The Intel graphics was disabled and I had 2 ATI 9250 options. I'm niot sure why I had two. Does it support 2 monitors?

Basically my question is my new card installed and how do I tell for sure?


A:Dell Dimension 2300 and ATI 9250 Video Card

Sounds like you are good to go. My device manager also shows two entries of the video card (one as a secondary device). I did research it once, and I believe it had something to do with the TV out, and is perfectly normal.

By the way, that link shows that you DO have an option for disabling onboard graphics under the advanced option. Sounds like your board has automatically done it for you though (which many boards do).

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I was told I needed to upgrade my video card for gaming purposes. I have been researching the past few days, so many to choose from and I'm not sure which ones will work with my system.

Video card now:
NVIDIA GeForce MX 420

Please help figure out what is capatible with my system. Any suggestion will help.


A:Need Help w/Dell Dimension 8300 video card upgrade

If you want us to give you a card compatible with your system you should post the specs of your system.

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Alright so I have a Dell Dimension 8300 that currently has in it a Nvidia Geforce 6200 video card. Recently, I discovered a PNY Verto GeForce 6800 that was in a box of old hardware I had. So I began searching the web, and found that it was supposedly compatible with the Dimension 8300. I then tried installing this card into said computer, it fit in just fine but whenever I turn the computer on with this new video card inside of it I am greeted with this god-awful beeping noise. Does anyone know what is wrong? Can it be fixed or am I stuck with the 6200 card? Please respond, ShadowSplicer.

A:Trouble with new video card in a Dell Dimension 8300

Did you connect the power supply to the external power connector on the graphics card?

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I have a Dell 8400 with a ATI X1600 PRO 512.

What is the best card I can realistically hope to place in this machine without adding more power.

is an x1900 a reach?



A:Best Video Card for a standard Dell Dimension 8400

It would be iffy I think.
You have the 350w psu (?) don't know
The 375w psu has 30amps
I have the 305w psu with 22amps

The 1900 calls for 30amps
I would think you have 26-28amps
Just thought I'd throw that info your way

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Iv'e just been given a new computer to be used as a gaming computer, but I need to replaced my Nvidia GeForce GT8800 GTX card. You may think "WOAAAAAAAAAAAH! That card's perfectly powerful as it is!" But I really just need to get a 1GB one instead of a 768mb one for stuff like Il-2 Cliffs of Dover. But i'm worried which card's will fit and i'm on a tight budget (£0-40). Im currently looking at a ATi Radeon 5450 but I don't know which will fit. Ill list some more that I can consider in my price range (already including the previously mentioned ones)
Evga NVIDIA GeForce GT 520
Palit GeForce 8400GS
ATI AMD Radeon HD 6450

Out of them please tell 1) Which could fit and 2) Which would be best (out of the ones that would fit if there's more than one)

A:Replacement Video card for Dell Dimension 9200

My name is Savinder and I work for the Social Media and Community Team at Dell.
You can use any of it but do not forget to check the hardware requirement for the video card before purchasing.
Because if you buy a video card which is not compatible with your system configuration then that may create more issues to it
Hope that answer your question
Dell - Savinder S

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Im trying to upgrade a dell dimension 2400's Graphics card, i went and got an AGP graphics card thinking it was it but.. it didnt fit, i then got a pci express.. didnt fit. It has standard PCI slots there are 3 PCI slots.

Anyway i was wondering if i bought a standard PCI graphics card for the dell would it have any issues with it and is there a special dell graphics card?


A:Upgrading a Dell Dimension 2400 Video Card

Oh and i want to buy the card tonight so i need to know soonish


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Help please!!!

Last night i went to upgrade my Dell Dimension 8200 video card with a GeCube ATI Radeon X1650 512mb DDR2 video card with no success. First I removed the old video driver for the orginal nvidia card. Shut the computer down removed the original video card and then instlled the new card. When I went to boot up the computer it would not fully boot and the monitor recieved no signal. I reseated the card a few times and still no boot or video feed coming through. I then proceeded to put the old video card back in and still no boot or video signal. All that turns on are the fans and the cd roms. My final attempt to make sure my computer was not toast I started it with no video card in the slot and it booted right up from what i can hear since i dont have any video / monitor hooked up. It goes through its usual sounds and boots up fine. Any thoughts?


A:Dell Dimension 8200 video card isues

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With regards to your problem, does your motherboard have onboard graphics? If it does, try booting with your monitor plugged into it and then install the ATI drivers, then turn off the PC and put the new card in.

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Hi. I'm looking to upgrade the video card for my aging Dell Dimension 8300 for $150 or less (preferably $50-100). I have a new computer on the way which I'll use for the heavy lifting, but I'd like to be able to use this one as well - for 3D animation/video editing and light duty gaming for my kids.

I have a Dell Dimension 8300,
Intel Pentium 4, 2.6 GHz
Socket 478 mPGA
Chipset i875P
Graphic interface supports AGP version 3.0; 8x

I can't open my computer right now to get at the power supply, but the system came with a 305 Watt supply with 1.5 V (as opposed to .8) for the video card.

I currently have an nVidia GeForce5200 FX with 128 MB RAM, and would like to upgrade if it's economical enough and would boost the performance of this machine as it gimps along.

Can the Dell 8300 handle a 512 MB card?
(I've heard it both ways; Dell sales support said yes but I wasn't sure how tech savvy the person was).

I've seen recommendations for the nVidia GeForce 7600, 8600GT and 7950GT.

I don't know much about video cards, so any advice would be appreciated.


A:Video card upgrade for Dell Dimension 8300

An added note - a Dell Tech representative just told me that he doesn't think the Dell 8300 motherboard will let you benefit from anything above a 128MB video card, because the motherboard only allocates 128 MB for Shared Memory.

Not sure if that's true. I've certainly seen plenty of 256MB cards recommended as upgrades for the Dimension 8300 (and the first sales person there was suggesting a 512MB card)

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System Specs:

Dell Dimension 8300
Pentium 4 CPU 3.40GHz
4 GB Memory (3.25 GB Visible)
Motherboard Model 0W2562

I want a card that can handle youtube videos with no lag, and be able to play minecraft with no lag. IE I want the best card currently available. The PSU is not a factor (I am upgrading it anyway), and price is not a factor. I just want the best card I can get for my system and wants. My CPU is basically upgraded to the best pentium 4 (socket 478).

My current videocard is not doing what I want (Youtube sometimes lags, and minecraft will lag).

This is my current videocard...

NVIDIA GeForce 6200 (AGP 8x)
Memory size - 256 MB
GPU Clock - 351 MHz
Memory Clock 532 MHz

Thankyou for your input.

A:Upgrading Dell Dimension 8300's video card

What is your Budget?

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I have a Dell Dimension 4700 PC with a P4, 3.0Ghz Processor and 1 GB of RAM. The graphics adapter, as per Windows Device Manager is the following:

Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family

Do you recommend me the same graphics card?? In the specs it has PCI and also PCI-Express slots.


A:Video card recomendation for a Dell Dimension 4700

Courtesy of the 305W power supply in it,


I wouldn't recommend anything more than something like this, - SAPPHIRE 100295HDMI Radeon HD 4670 512MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

not the fastest, but still a very good budget card and won't require a PSU upgrade as well.

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Video Card Upgrade for Dell Dimension E310???

Ok, so I just got this new Dell Dimension E310 Series, Intel Pentium 4 Processor 521 (2.80GHz) and 1MB cache, 1GB DDR2 SDRAM at 533MHz
with built in Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelator 900 (um.., yeah that's not going to cut it) for my wife mostly for her work, but I would like to do some gaming on it and would like to upgrade the video card.
To my understanding I can upgrade with a PCI card, but really don't know what to go with and what will be compatible?? I tried calling Dell Tech Reps., and let's just forget about that whole freaking exhausting process!!! I tried doing some searches on PCI cards, but did not see anything in particular to my system and came up confused??

Since so many of you seem much more knowlegable than these guyz, could someone please recommend a decent card for around $60.. I don't get too intense into gaming, but would like something I could play like Half-life, etc .. If there is nothing in that price category I'm open to any suggestions.


A:Video Card Upgrade for Dell Dimension E310

I tried to do a bit of checking on you particular model and Dell's site was not very helpful. Here are a couple of decent PCI cards:

this one is less expensive, but it only has a 64 bit memory interface:

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I had an extremely frustrating event. My old computer died and I was given a Dell Dimension 2100 which is about 10 years old, but it works well but I love games and I wanted to get a 3d graphics card. Well I went on Dell Chat and she told me to get a Radeon 7K 64 MB DDR PCI Graphics Card and me not knowing much about cards, bought it. Well me and my landlord (a computer whiz) spent 4 hours trying to get it to work and it never did. Come to find out the rep at DEll had no idea which card would work because the service tag on my machine is old so they don't have any info they just wanted to make a sale. Luckily, I can get a refund on the card and it did not cost much $34.00 at Circuit City. I spoke to another rep and he said that based on the specs, it should have been a card compatible with this

Bus type PCI (version 2.2)
Bus speed 33 MHz
Card connectors supports four three-quarter-length PCI cards
Card connector size 120 pins
Card connector data width (maximum) 32 bits

Here are the rest of the specs
Intel Celeron? processor
1.10 GHz internally and 100 MHz externally

L1 cache 32-KB instruction and data cache
L2 cache
Pentium III processor
256-KB Advanced Transfer Cache that resides in the processor's core. The L2 cache runs at the processor's internal clock speed.
Celeron processor
Microprocessor mounting socket 370
System chip set Intel 810e or Intel 810 chip set
Data bus width 64 bits
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A:Can anyone suggest a video card for old Dell Dimension 2100

Any PCI card should theoretically work since your motherboard has PCI slots. It's likely that the PSU is causing problems. 145W is a bit too low to run a system with a dedicated GPU (I think).

Anyhow, the Dimension 2100 is a very old system and adding a GPU will not make much of a difference as far as performance is concerned.

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I have a dell dimension 4700 since..i donno when (i know, its pretty old now).
Recently I decided to upgrade some of its parts due to serious lags when gaming.
( I usually play sims 2 with all expansion packs )

Intel Pentium 4 CPU 3.2GHz
Intel 915G Express
512MB x 2 RAM ( = 1.00GB RAM)
ATI radeon X300SE
305W psu

Above is my original spec, and I want to upgrade my graphics to nVidia GeForce 8600GT 512MB PCI-Express x16 if its possible on my cpu and my psu.
And also, add two more of 512MB RAM,to make ram of 2GB in total.

Is this alright?
Should I add a higher psu?
I was thinking of [Antec Earthwatts 430W ATX 12V v2.2 PSU w/ Active PFC / 2x +12V Circuits / Low-Noise 80mm Fan / 80PLUS Certified / 1x 20+4pin ATX v2 / 1x 4pin ATX12V / 1x 6pin PCI-E / 4x SATA / 6x Molex / 1x FDD Connectors] <- does this fit my dell?

(Early years, my comp rebooted suddenly, and wouldnt boot itself after that, but sometimes boots completely fine. And just yesterday, did the same thing. When I can't turn on my dell, only the fan goes crazy and nothing would appear on the monitor, is this symptoms of power shortage? When I searched the net, other dimension 4700 users had this same problem also. Some said it was a psu problem, and some said its mobo)

Should I just get a new pc, rather than upgrading my dimension 4700?? (as you can see it has some problems..but does not occur too often)
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A:Video card upgrade for dell dimension 4700

Your PSU can support an 8800GS easily, so the 8600GT will be quite easily supported. Also, more RAM will help performance.
As for the problems, if it's the mobo or PSU, then these might be dying and a new PC might be the best way to go, especially since computer parts are so cheap right now.

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I have finally decided to upgrade my ram and video card for my PC.

I own a Dell Dimension E310

I'm running a 128MB (Total Memory) Video card and would like to upgrade this to either a 512MB or 1GB. I found this one before coming to this forum
(sorry bout space in link)

The reason I like that one is because in the first reveiw it is stated it works with my PC model. It also is a 512MB, 64-bit.

Now when it comes to software and PC work once its turned on, i'm a whiz. But once you get to hardware: I just am simply left in the dark.
Anyways, I would like to have a 1GB, 128-bit, fanned card.

I get confused when it comes to ports on my computer. When I searched on Newegg I think I searched for something called PCI? I found this one other than the one that I "know" works with my model:
(again sorry)

I will happily upgrade the power supply as I need my computer and if a power supply will lessen a chance of anything happening then I will do it.

Can someone please inform me whether the 1GB card will work with my model and ports. Thanks.

On a side note im going from 512mb of ram to 2GB. (There isnt much of a choice for my model).

Again thank you so much

A:Dell Dimension E310 Video Card Upgrade

Looked up your model, it has pci express, which is a faster interface than "pci," I'd advise this

It has what you want and will perform everything you need, along with a 15 dollar mail in rebate.

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Hi all, just signed up here. I did ask this Q on the intro thread but after I read that no questions should be asked there!

I had my Dimension 3000 in standby when we had a power-cut and next time I looked I had the flashing amber power light. After reading up on possible causes I disconnected everything, lifter the bonnet and popped the battery. Checked battery was OK and refitted then just connected the power lead. I noticed a single green flash (accompanied by a jolt of the fans) then the usual amber flashing light. Green light in m/b was on. So I just went round and re-fitted all power leads and gave everything a wiggle. I even lifted the RAM. Tried again - same. Put the RAM back and thought I'd try a different mains socket (why not?) but as I plugged the lead into the PC - BANG! Power lead 5A fuse is OK but no lights at all now......

Any idea if a fresh PS (HP-P2507FWP) will fix things?

Many thanks guys.

A:New PSU for Dell Dimension 3000

That is a base line computer with a barely adequate power supply and the simplest, least expensive of motherboards. You can replace the power supply easily for $35 or so... and with a used one for half that. You might want to borrow a PSU to power up and be certain the problem is not the system board itself.
Look at the back of your case to get the configuration right, as many power supplies will not fit due to the placement of the power socket vs what the case allows. You do not need to use a Dell PSU, but you need to assure the power socket is in the right place.

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The Dell Dimension 3000 has two cooling fans attached to the back grille. The fans
are attached with cheap flimsey plastic tabs (I guess they ran out of screws) that
allow the grille to buzz and rattle like crazy. I fixed that problem by dousing
each plastic tab with Elmers glue - no more buzzes or rattles.

A:Dell Dimension 3000

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Is a dell dimension 3000 an ATX form motherboard, or a Mini-ATX motherboard? Just wondering, because I want to know what type of motherboard will fit into it's case.

A:Dell Dimension 3000

It's a micro atx socket 478 board with ddr memory support.

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Ok i just bought a new 1gb ddr ram stick for it and wanna upgrade it more budget its prob about 300

i wanna use this for wow

i know somethings i need new like power supply um mobo graphics card want to keep ram if possible

Mainly wanna upgrade graphics and powers supply

other cheap upgrades will work too

I would love if someone could create list for me budget 300 but go cheap

A:Dell Dimension 3000

If you would like suggestions for upgrading, you will have to post your system specifications. Otherwise it's impossible to suggest an upgrade.

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Hey all,

I have my sisters com at mine. and its a p4 dell dimen 3000. thing is ive tried to restore etc but it wont let me. can only boot it up in safe mode wid networking. its on xp btw. any ideas as to why it wont start in any other mode but that? when i try the other modes its crashes and turns off. i know i could reset the cmos but its this really advisable?
any help would be great.

many thanks trev (who now hates dell)

A:Dell dimension 3000 help

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If you’re like me you may have sound issues. My sound was glitchee, and I could not find the problem. One day I did find the fix and this is what I did;

Go into the BIOS and check that the UDMA is on. Turn it on if it is not. Set the primary and secondary IDE to auto. Set the IDE hard drive Acoustics mode to Performance. Boot back to Windows and go into the device manager and verify that UDMA is set on both IDE controllers, and if there not enable them. Now run a sound file and see if it works without problems. This fix worked for me and I hope it works for you.

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Im going to re-install Microsoft windows xp Home Edition Which is a Purple disc,

To Re-Install drivers What Disc/s Do I Use ?..
The other discs i have got are:

- Dell Eurotools Which is two Green Discs.
- Dell Dimension ResourceCD Which Has Drivers And Utilities At The Top (Blue Disc).
- Dvd for installing Dell Dimension And Dell XPS Computer Software, Which Has Drivers And Utilities At The Top (Blue Disc),

After Ive Installed Windows Xp Home Edition Which One Of them Do I Need To Use And Does The driver Settings Require Me To Input Settings ?,

Someone Please Help,
I Just Rang Dell And They Kept Me On Hold For Over An Hour....

A:Dell Dimension 3000 Help,?

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Does anyone know much about the Dell Dimension 3000? I have run into a problem for about a month now of it restarting itself no matter what OS it is running. It is obviously a hardware problem and not a Windows problem so please don't try to troubleshoot it.

Any help will be appreciated.

A:Dell Dimension 3000

Fill out System Specs completely, Dells are mostly custom and we'd need to know what your has.

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I am at my wits end .
I lost USB on my Dell dimension 3000 and after a lot of heartache re-installed XP home on my PC.After installing the system perfectly and all the little DEll bits that they insist of putting in everything seemed to be working perfectly (for once).Except USB
If i boot up with a Memory stick inserted in one of the USB hubs it detects it and says what it is , but when you look in My computer to access it ,its not there.
I have looked in the System icon under hardware and USB all looks clean no yellow question marks and all the items when you expand them say they are all working perfectly.
I have managed to get USB printers working (via a hub) only by installing the software which then detects them (not via the PC picking them up and saying it has detected them)
one other item of info is that USB doesnt work via a hub or plugged directly into the ports on front of PC .
My wife who is a teacher says it is going out of the window soon as she uses a USB memory stick to transfer all her data from school to Home .
Please anybody help as there is nothing worse than a woman who expects a man to know what is happening when i obviously dont,

A:USB On Dell dimension 3000

Hi pmar2uk. I apologize ahead of time if you have already done this, but sometimes the simplest answers are the most obvious. When you reinstalled XP, and the "other Dell bits", did you reinstall all necessary drivers off of the "Dell Resource Drivers Reinstallation" CD that came with your Dimension (I have a Dimension 4400, an older model).
You would usually need to reinstall the chipset driver first, then all the others from the " Drivers" CD. If you did not receive, or lost that CD, you can download the drivers from the website. Or, if your computer is still under warranty, you can call Dell and request for them to send you a new one (tell them you never received one with the system).
Again, if you already knew to try this, I apologize, but I figiured it was worth a shot.
Good luck

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hi all have a problem with wife's PC when ever you start it Jason paint comes up and you can only get rid of it by hitting CTRL ALT / DELETE and if you just try to close it won't let you it will say (the feature you are trying to use is on a CD-ROM or removable disk ) there is no disk never was it came installed then when you try to Delete it it will say (you can not delete ERROR 1316 a network error accrued

A:Dell Dimension 3000

Go Start, run, type "msconfig".
Click the StartUp tab what is listed there please, that is checked ie: has a tick in the check box.

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when browsing internet explorer 8 some time my pc freeze
and had error no enough quota to process and no resource
in task manager i had two iexplorer.exe one with 57.000k and another 27.000k memory usage
and smsvchost.exe with 21.00k memory usage
dell dimension 3000
processor intel celeron cpu 2.53 ghz
memory ram 2.53ghz 512 mb of ram
system type 32 bit operating

thanks in advance

p.d. sorry for my english

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Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop. * Double-click SecurityCheck.exe * Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. * A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.=============================================================================Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply.====================================================================================Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result.=============================================================================Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): to your desktop. * Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program. * At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwar... Read more

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I have a dell dimension 3000 that I just hooked a new power supply up to. I'm pretty sure that I hooked all the dc cords up correctly on the inside. But when I plug it up the fans come on and a green light on the hard drive comes on. But the green power light on the front has a fast filcker instead of the steady glow. What is wrong and how do I fix it?

A:Dell dimension 3000

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i have a dell dimension 3000 it wont boot up it keeps saying press f1 to retry boot or f2 setup utiliy the a b c lights are green but the d light is orange and it beeps twice when trying to start cant find problem need help

A:dell dimension 3000

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I have Last XP on a USB stick which is bootable and want to update my Dell 3000 PC but when I go to the BOIS I cant see the option to boot from USB only options are cd/dvd or HDD.
Can anyone advise me on how I can set up the PC to boot from the USB stick I have and update my PC.
Thank you in advance for help I get.

A:Dell Dimension 3000

If your system doesn't support booting from a USB device, there's no way round it.

What is "Last XP"


Never mind, I can see now it's a cracked version, I take it you're not familiar with the forum rules.

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Hello, I am looking to upgrade the video capability of my pc. It is a Dell Dimension 4600C, with a Pentium 4 , 2.80 GHz, 2.79GHz, 504Mb RAM. It currently uses the integrated video card but has a agp slot. Being limited by the narrow physical size of the case and a 160W p/s, I understand my options are limited.The card needs to be low profile. I'd really appreciate help in finding a low cost card that wouldn't require changing the power supply...
or is that inevitable?
Also, does a card with 256M require much more (if any) power to run vs. a card with 128M?

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I'd appreciate some advice on a video card upgrade that will be compatible with an old Dell Dimension 8400.
I recently attempted to swap in an MSI GEFORCE GT720 1GB card, on the naive assumption that since it was a low power consumption PCI-E card it would just work - however all I get is a black screen (card works ok on another PC).

Any advice on a compatible video card  that's an improvement on the original one that the PC shipped with would be great.


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Audio card for Dell Dimension 8300 compatible with Windows 7?

Hello everybody! Fresh member, and glad to be here !

Lemme start with a problem I am hoping somebody here can help me with :

Last weekend I upgraded my Dell Dimension 8300 to Windows 7. After some work, finally I am left with just one compatibility issue : it came with the SoundMax Integrated Digital Audio card, and I am unable to find drivers for it that work with Windows 7.

I searched online, and found a few others have hit this problem and even suggested solutions, which didn't work for me. I am guessing I will simply have to bite the bullet and buy a replacement audio card?

Problem is, how do I make sure that an Audio card is compatible with both the hardware (Dell Dimension 8300) and the software (Win 7)?

I am not a gamer, so am not looking for the best-of-the-best; just something that allow me to play songs and video.

And yes, the 'integrated' in the existing card's name - does it mean I cannot remove it? or it is integrated with something else (video card)? Will that be an issue?

- radhak

A:Video card for Dell Dimension 8300 compatible with Windows 7?


you can try DriverEasy and see if it finds any working drivers(?) it was recommended to me also here on TechSpot so now I pass it on for me it works really good, the only down side with the free version of the program is that the download is really slow (limited to 8-20kbps).

Do you mean you want to remove the integrated wound card? -basically everything that is "integrated" can be disabled (in the bios) but not removed. If you get an other sound card and install it then most likely the bios will automatically disable the integrated sound card.

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Okay, so I still have my old 8300 (along with my newer computers), I'm looking to upgrade my 512 MB of memory to the max 4GB. I also have a GeForce FX 5200 128MB Video Card (AGP) that I would like to update. Now I know this computer is old but I'm looking for some suggestions on what I can do with this computer concerning upgrades on the memory card & video card. I've been researching parts on Newegg but want to make sure I know what's compatible. Some folks say 4GB is to much memory and also the video card cannot be above 256 MB for this computer? This computer is used by my daughter for basic internet, facebook, and no serious gaming. The computer runs Windows XP SP3, memory speed 400 MHz, and help would be greatly appreciated :wave :

A:Upgrading Dell Dimension 8300 Video/Memory Card

4GB is too much if you plan on sticking with Windows XP... 2GB is plenty for the older OS (that's still four times the memory!) -especially since the computer is considered general purpose... There are a lot of video cards out there for low end usage, and if you really want to upgrade from the older card check out some deals on the latest AGP cards. The interface is aged now so you wont have to spend much for what you're looking for, and honestly if you just need the computer for internet i'd keep the 5200. Video memory doesn't matter but you don't need anything more than 256MB...

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Ok, this is my first post here, just made an account to post this.

I want to be able to play Second Life and I need a better graphics card. Here is the system requirements:
(would have the link, but its my first post)

I am on an XP, and I would like to get a compatible card from the recommended list.

I have looked at some other posts, and I am really confused. I understand the basics of computers, but I have no idea about this. I think I may need to upgrade my power supply? I have no idea what to post here, but I will try.
Here is what I have:
Pentium 4 CPU 2.80 GHz
2.79 GHz, 1.99 GB of RAM
Physical Address Extension

This is from dxdiag:
Intel 82519G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family

My driver is already updated, and it still doesn't work.

A:Dell Dimension E310 Series Video Card Upgrade

Ok you said upgrade your video card? what video card do you have in there now?
Also you will have to either take the panel off your computer and get the brand and watts of your PSU (power supply) or look it up. So far your CPU and RAM look good.
Just get the other info and i will be able to help further

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My computer crashed, burned up motherboard, modem and power supply. I have a Dell Dimension 3000. I ordered the new parts to replace bad ones but there were no instructions on how to put them in. Need to know what comes off first etc. Can someone help? Thanks

A:Installing new motherboard on Dimension 3000


I figured it out all by my self.. Seems that noone else knows how either but I figured it out. Thanks. Over and out

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-I'm trying to install XP/p3 to a new 640GB WD SATA2 drive from a Dell Dimension 3000 (Intel base).
-Mistakenly partition to 300GB.
-The instalation stalled 3 times (had to power off/on to continue).
-Finally got XP installed. Next use it stalled.
-Tried SafeMode, pc stalled, asking to repair
"\windows\system32\config\system" file by using Window SetUp Disk.
-I did. It stalled at "searching for previuos version of Microsoft Window" step
in Window Set up.
-Power off/on again. Now, when boot up, BIOS can't even dectect the drive,
both with or without Window Set Up CD.
-I did unplug/plug the battery, booted again, and nothing happened.

A:help please: XP/p3 to SATA2/Dell Dimension 3000

I am quite familiar with a Dell Dimension 3000, pretty sure they are IDE hard drive only.
Can you double check the Model nr.

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My grandmother recently told me her pc (dell dimension 3000) screen would not turn on. I tried to help but there is nothing really too do. ABCD lights flash when the tower beeps. The monitor flashes with the boot up screen help idk what too do. Windows xp..

A:My dell dimension 3000 will not boot up

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Sorry to ask such as stupid question, but I own a Dell Dimension 3000 with a Celeron D processor, 2.4Ghz.

I want to buy a stick of memory, but I'm concerned regarding the chipset (I don't know where to find it, and I'm on a different computer).

Are any of these chipsets on the Dimension 3000?

VIA P4X266A - VIA KT266/333 - VIA KT600 (except ASUS KT600) - VIA PT800 - SIS 645
SIS 648 - 648FX - SIS 746FX - KM400 - K8T800 - KT880 - KT 400 - KT 400A
SIS 661FX - SIS 655 - SIS 650GX - SIS 650 - NFORCE 250GB - ULI CHIPSETS - INTEL 915

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Chipset for Dell Dimension 3000

Here is a site which lists what your computer has:

Seems to me the chipset of the Mobo is Intel 865GV.

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One of the machines I have a faithful old Dell dimension 3000 with XP3, it appears to have the the right stuff to run 7.  Will I run into any Dell specific issues upping it to 7, I am about ton pull the trigger and purchase a full copy of 7.0
Intel Celeron D 320 / 2.53 with 2g ram

A:Dell dimension 3000? Win7

Id stay with xp for that, and if its old faithful Id keep it that way. Youd be better off
just buying a newer computer with windows 7 installed. For that machine to run well
you would have to upgrade the memory, and possibly the video card, let alone the bios
and other issues you'll run into. Given that's a 32 bit processor you be limited there as well.

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My friend's dell dimension won't turn on. Pushing the power button does nothing. The computer was working fine recently then there was a power outage around the time. It doesn't seem like the PSU because I had it plugged in with the case open and there was a glowing green light on the motherboard which disappeared upon unplugging the computer.

Now here is exactly what happens when pushing the power button. No fans and/or indicator of being on. Nothing, no harddrive etc.
It really makes me think it is the switch.

How would I go about fixin this.
Bear with me and do try to be quick as the hurricane tomorrow may not allow me to get back on for a week.

Thanx in advance very much

A:Dell Dimension 3000 Won't Power On

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I'm having a hard time finding a graphics card for my dell

A:Do DELL Dimension 3000 SUCK??

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Okay, I have an old dinosaur of a computer in a Dell Dimension 3000 that I got back in 2005.  Starting several months ago, I would get little blurry regions on my monitor or a barely visible black line.  The blurry areas would kind of shimmer.  If I wiggled my VGA cable a bit, these areas would either move to a new area or disappear altogether.  This went on for some time and I wasn't overly concerned.
About a month ago I was watching a video when all of a sudden my PC crashed and I was staring at a frozen image of garbled colors.  I held in the power button to restart and was fine for two days until when I tried to boot up my PC,  my monitor said that there was no signal coming from the computer before it went into standby mode (the light on the monitor turned yellow).
I tried all sorts of things to get it running again by searching around online.  I removed my RAM sticks to clean them before reinserting them. removed dust, etc.  A few of the capacitors were bent on the motherboard and I seemed to be able to fix things by bending them back in place.  None of them had blown their caps, but some of their silver tops had a blueish tint to them.
I got by the crashes and no signal detected through doing this for a couple weeks.  A couple days would pass without issues but then they would reappear.  It seemed to get a little bit harder over time.  Yesterday was an issue.  All my usual tricks weren't working f... Read more

A:Dell Dimension 3000 crashes

There isn't any way of fixing 20 year old computers with physically failing parts and not spend money.
Any money spent getting these systems working again would be a waste.
10 year old models starting with the Optiplex GX620 are better and faster and still upgradeable.
The cost of systems like the GX620 or better can be had WITH WINDOWS 7 for around $100.
For slightly more you can get a GX760 or better tower with windows 7.  
These machines when they have 3 gigs or more ram can be upgraded all the way to windows 10 with little or no issue.
If you get one before July the upgrade to windows 10 is free.
If you get it without an OS you could install your Dell XP if you have the disc.

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My dell dimension 3000 won't turn on, when i try to, it doesn't make any sounds and just blinks a yellow light where the green light should be.

I put it into storage for a while, and when i went to use it a couple months ago, it showed a screen that said i needed to call a number, but it turned off too quickly. I put it back into storage after trying everything i could think of and just used other computers. Now i don't even get that screen anymore, just the flashing light. What can i do?

A:Dell Dimension 3000 won't turn on

Take the machine into a local repair facility and have them test the power supply unless you have a power supply tester.

Also, have them "jump" a known good power supply to the motherboard to verify the board is good. Both tests should take less than 30 minutes and the cost should be minimal.

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Alright, I was thinking about getting a new computer but I'm on a budget. Right now I have a demension 3000 which is getting kinda old and out of date. It's slowing down on me on the simple processes. And frankly I'm wondering if it's going to crash on me soon. But I knew that i could probably salvage it a little bit. If the hard drive is wiped. But, I would also like to do a parts upgrade. I know I would like a bigger hard drive (80 gb at the moment) and more ram (512 mb currently) and I was wondering if that would be enough. I would really like to get into some video editing and this computer handles it ok... just well with it's celeron processor that's that only thing that it will be doing. I was wondering if i could upgrade the 2.40 Ghz celeron processor to something that's still intel...

Or should i just say forget it and get a new computer all together?

A:Dell Dimension 3000 upgrade?

duet_mimas said:

Alright, I was thinking about getting a new computer but I'm on a budget. Right now I have a demension 3000 which is getting kinda old and out of date. It's slowing down on me on the simple processes. And frankly I'm wondering if it's going to crash on me soon. But I knew that i could probably salvage it a little bit. If the hard drive is wiped. But, I would also like to do a parts upgrade. I know I would like a bigger hard drive (80 gb at the moment) and more ram (512 mb currently) and I was wondering if that would be enough. I would really like to get into some video editing and this computer handles it ok... just well with it's celeron processor that's that only thing that it will be doing. I was wondering if i could upgrade the 2.40 Ghz celeron processor to something that's still intel...

Or should i just say forget it and get a new computer all together?Click to expand...

If you're serious about upgrading the CPU, make sure you visit Dell's support site for the Dimension 3000 and download the BIOS update (A01 to A03). This update enables the PC to accept the larger CPU's. Visit either Ebay or for the best CPU prices. If you're on a budget and don't want to spend a lot on the CPU, then don't bother with the Hyper-Threading CPU or the newer Norwood chips. Research on Prescott vs Norwood (HT and non-HT) shows that there isn't a significant increase in CPU... Read more

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I have a Dell Dim that the fan seems to speed up in it every so often. Is this an indication
that somthing might be getting too hot. If so is there a some free software that would
monitor processor and system heat and shut the system down if it get too hot?

Thank you,

A:Is a Dell Dimension 3000 overheating?

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Yeah i know. Dell Dimension 3000...old as a dinosaur, But its all i got for now.
My question is...Will I need a new PSU when adding the new RAM? In the future im also going to be adding a new CPU.

Is it possible to add a Intel Core 2 Duo CPU?

A:Adding 2gb DDR to a Dell Dimension 3000

Adding memory should not necessitate a PSU upgrade unless you're really currently borderline. Changing the CPU not be a problem unless there's a very big difference between you have now & the one you intend to put.

I doubt you'll be able to run a Core 2 Duo on that machine though but I'm not sure as I can't seem to find any info on such a possibility.

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ok i have a dell dimension 3000 comp. here are the specs

System Information
Time of this report: 2/1/2009, 11:57:10
Machine name: D6GTKN81
Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp.080413-2111)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Computer Corporation
System Model: Dimension 3000
BIOS: Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A02
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.66GHz
Memory: 254MB RAM
Page File: 414MB used, 3826MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.5512 32bit Unicode

Card name: Intel(R) 82865G Graphics Controller
Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
Chip type: Intel(R) 82865G Graphics Controller
DAC type: Internal
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2572&SUBSYS_019D1028&REV_02
Display Memory: 96.0 MB
Current Mode: 1024 x 768 (32 bit) (75Hz)
Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200
Driver Name: ialmrnt5.dll
Driver Version: 6.14.0010.4363 (English)
DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
i want to play games like cabal,rohan,ace online,World of warcraft and other not into fps at all...thats what i have a ps3 for. my question is. sh... Read more

A:Dell Dimension 3000 upgrade

its so bad i'd say just build a new computer

sell your psp for 100 - 150 and hope to get around 300 bucks

use some parts from your dell and build a new one =] thats what i would say

i'd reccomend a

e5200 $72

asus p5ql pro $60

ram 2gb $21

gfx 9800gt $121

psu $25

your total is around $178

just use your old case and etc [hopefully you have a sata hd]

also assuming you live in the us

and those are just some suggestions on parts, but anyways, if you can go find cheaper for those parts, go for it, but yeah, just showing you

have fun!

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From personal Experience, having one of the best PCI cards you can get, (or close to it anyways), the max ram for the system, (2 GHz), And an 80GB hard drive, you figure you could get by with it right, since the minimum graphics requirement is 512mb Video Card, and 1 GB RAM? WRONG!!!

Unless you want to constantly Reboot your System, trying to get the Delled thing on, Then don't even bother. The latest Bios is Revision A03, released in 2007, which is the Era that Vista came about, The premature seed of Windows 7.

Therefore, until they decide to Revise the BIOS for the Dimension 3000 to fit the standards of Almighty 7, We are stuck with either XP or Vista.

A:Windows 7 & Dell Dimension 3000

Hello techaninja, welcome to Seven Forums!

I would think if you can run Vista, you should be able to run Windows 7, are the issues you're having "installer" related or something else, please be specific so we can help you.

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How do I completely wipe clear my hard drive for re-sell?
The common commands of F12, F8, and Ctrl+F11 do not give me any options pertaining to reformating.

Dell Dimension 3000, that runs Win XP.

I do not have Win XP OS on a disk, nor do I have the recovery disk. I also do not have any of the CDs that came with the computer.

I am not interested in keeping a working OS.

I am only interested in wiping the hard drive so that I can re-sell it.

A:How To: Reformat Dell Dimension 3000

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This is my first time posting here and I have read alot on this blog and I like it!! anyways. I was dumb and bought a Dell 3000 thinking it was aight for the price little did I know I could have built a better computer for MUCH LESS!!! anyways thats life! I want to know if there is a mother board out there for dell that has matching slots and will fits in the dell case and as a AGP slot. can some one help me?

A:Need a MotherBoard for Dell dimension 3000

Join the queue.
Most people that are a bit PC-savvy think this about puke: Dell.
Unfortunately Dell is incompatible with the rest of the world.
Sell the bugger to someone who only needs to email and surf the web, with an occasional letter to write.

And welcome to TechSpot BTW.

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I suppose that everyone who has purchased a Dimension 3000 knows how loud it is. I was hoping to fix that by replacing the fan with one that was bigger and could cool at lower revolutions, therefore being quieter. But I have run into a problem. I can't figure out how to fit the new double-ball bearing 120mm antec fan into the place where the 100mm stock fan goes. Any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated!

A:How do I fit a 120mm fan in a Dell Dimension 3000?

Cut a hole in the side of the case... or get a body and fender man to do it. A knife designed for cutting thin sheet metal will do the job if your careful and patient.

The 120 mm fan will never fit the 100 mm hole...

You might just look for a much better quality 100 fan. Some have better designed blades and run very quietly while moving a lot more air.

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My trusty old (5 years or so) Dimension has finally sat down on me. Fails to power up to the point where BIOS talks to display. Power light on front of cabinet is solid amber. Have tried swopping/reducing memory, removing all option cards, removing all disks, DVDs, &c. All voltages measure OK on P1, except for pin 14 (PS_ON), which reads zero. Pin 8 (POK) reads 5.1V, but of course, I've no idea what these would be were the darn thing working. At no time do any of the four LEDs at the rear show any signs of life. Anyone out there got any ideas? I'd hate to buy a PSU and then find it was the motherboard. Although I worked on computers (large systems - yes, I know, I'm a dinosaur!) before I retired, I'm no expert now; but my shakey hands are still capable of holding a voltmeter.

A:Dell Dimension 3000 dead

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Hi i'm new here!!

Well 'im thinking to upgrade the Mobo of this old PC


GIGABYTE GA-H55M-USB3 LGA 1156 Intel H55 HDMI USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Thats the mobo, with an I5 750 Processor and Corsair 550 Watts

This will work in that case....?

P.S: I'm not too good with the english

A:Upgrading a Dell Dimension 3000

You have to make sure the form factor will fit your case.
That mobo wil not fit into your old case, you should just buy a new cheap case that fits your new mobo's form factor and swap everything over. Make sure you have enough ide\sata cables with your new mobo to connect your devices such as your cd rom, floppy drive hard drive etc. If you need to you can buy cheap sata to ide converters and ide to sata.

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This is kind of a new one for me....

One of my clients Dells, a Dimension 3000 (P4 3.0ghz / 512mb/ standard PCI intel board) has recently gotten very loud with its COOLING fan spinning way to fast. This happens with the system being IDLE but seems to be worse with a light-load of work being used.

As with pretty much most Dells - the CPU temp/ FAN RPM monitors are blocked from end users and not displayed in BIOS. If I put my hand over part of the rear-air vent - the FAN will spin EVEN FASTER.

How these Dells are set up (in case ya don't know) The CPU Cooler fan is NOT attached to the CPU heat-sink. Dells uses a "air scoop" that covers the Heat-sink and the rear-case fan... so it SUCKS in cooler air through the heat sink and out the back.

So, this kind of tells me that when I am covering the rear air-vent, the CPU could be getting hotter which is telling the BIOS/Mobo to speed up the fan to cool the CPU. The inside of the case IS CLEAN - nothing blocking the air-ways. The Heat-sink is clean as well.

The PC is out of warranty - and typical Dell - the BIOS has no options or information to help. My theory is that the mobo maybe confused and is running the fan faster than it needs to be.... Or if its over-heating, why? The office is not hot, even with the cover off, it makes no difference... if the mobo is shot, it sure isn't worth repairing.

Any ideas?

A:Dell Dimension 3000 - CPU fan go Wild!

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I just purchased a dell dimension 3000 motherboard to replace my existing dell 2350 board. I was able to mount the new board but my only problem is the power switch button connection on the 2350 is not compatible with the new one. Is there any way I can power up the computer without the power switch? I'm looking to buy a power button for the dimension 3000 motherboard but in the mean time, would like to power up my pc since i'm running a web server. Appreciate any reponds.


A:Dell Dimension 3000 motherboard

you can do it manually by shorting the two pins on the motherboard that would normaly represent the power switch

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I need help upgrading my dell dimension 3000 desktop computer. I already upgraded the memory to 2 GB (the most it can hold) and the graphics card to a PNY GeForce 5200 256mb PCI card. Now i am wondering what the best move would be to add. would it be a proccesor, a motherboard, or something else. I do not want to buy a new computer and I am going to use it as a school computer. I also would like to be able to play the game "Last Chaos". please help.

P.S. the game URL is

A:Upgrading Dell Dimension 3000

Well what is your current processor?

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Darn it. I have no idea how, but I have been infected. I booted up yesterday and got a svchost error:
The instruction at "0x765ecc5a" referenced memory at "0x00000058". The memory could not be read. Also I got a Generic host process error as well. After closing the two message boxes, I tried first to repair the window update service as it seemed to be a common problem for others with the same problem. This included verifying that the updates were on as well as re-registering certain files. This was to no avail. I chose this route because my hard drive is dangerously full and I am about to swap it out and therefore thought maybe this was a result of that. Well, after no results, I ran a Super Anti Spyware scan and voila I had some infected files. Then I ran MBAM and found some more. After finishing I ran MSSE and came up with nothing, so I booted into safe mode and reran SAS and MBAM with no new hits. I notice that now, my wireless network does not connect (acquiring connection indefinitely) unless I either repair the connection, or unplug and replug the adapter into the USB port.
What is next?
Thank you in advance...
here is the SAS log:

SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log

Generated 10/26/2012 at 10:42 PM

Application Version : 5.6.1012

Core Rules Database Version : 9451
Trace Rules Database Version: 7263

Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 01:44:39

Operating System Information
Windows XP Home Edition 32-bit, Servi... Read more

A:Dell Dimension 3000 has been infected

Greetings and Welcome to The Forums!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your malware problems.I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At the t... Read more

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Hello Everyone I'm Having A Problem With A Dell Dimension 3000 It Wont Go Passed Boot, It Goes To The Windows Logo As If It Were Loading But Then Stops, And Goes Back To Boot And Keeps Restarting, I Have No Idea What I Should Do I Have No Idea What To Do. Please Help Me, Would Be Much Appreciated!

A:Dell Dimension 3000 Problem

and welcome to the Forum

Try booting into Safe Mode . . Tap F8 repeatedly from the time you press the power button and choose Safe Mode from the Menu

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my mom gave me one of her friends computers to repair because orgininally the boot screen was cycling so i was just going to reinstall xp. but today when i tried turning it on i got a short buzz and then nothing. i opened it up too try and see what was wrong. the green motherboard power light stays on. and the light on the front flashes an amber color for about two seconds. all the fans turn on and everything. Also none of the lights on the back glow at all, so it leads me to believe its a motherboard problem. But since it started up the first time i did it i'm not exactly sure. I was grounded each time i touched it, which is why im wondering what could of possibly happened. Any help would be great, if need be i can take a video or a soundclip of the beep for further help

A:dell dimension 3000 not powering on at all

Things you can try.

Uplug the PC power cord, then hold in the power button for 15 seconds to discharge the motherboard. (do this Every time you disconnect the power cord)

Open the case and unplug all devices power, hard drives, cd drives ect.
Remove any add in cards, (make note of their positions, be sure to put them back in the same place later)

This leaves the motherboard as the only device connected to the power supply, try powering up the PC, if you get the bios post screen, shut it down by disconnecting the power cord. (Do Not let it boot into Windows) Plug one device in at a time and try powering up, when you get to a yellow light again, you have found the problem hardware.

If it does not power up after the first step, remove memory modules except for one, try powering up, if no joy, swap in a different memory module. If it powers up you have a bad module.

Last step if no joy from above steps, disconnect everything except the motherboard power cables, remove all memory, power up, if the diagnostic lights (ABCD lights on the back panel) do not light up at all, it is a failed motherboard or power supply.

*Be sure to disconnect the power cord and discharge the motherboard any time you connect or disconnect a device or do any work inside the PC.


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Did I somehow stump the experts on techspot? I've seen so many intelligent, informed, and thoughtful responses to other posts requesting similar information....but no answers yet to my question below for an AGP card that'll work well for 250 Watt PSU. C'mon guys, please help me out - - I'm a desparate Dad trying to make his kid happy for the holidays. Buying a new machine (or new PSU) not an option.... what do you think will work well with my existing setup as described in my original post:

My 11 year old son is getting into gaming and wants the game Spore for the holidays. When I ran a diagnostic from their website on my ancient but reliable Dell Dimension 4500 (purchased in 2002), it advised that my video card would not meet the game's minimum requirements. I've spent two frustrating weeks trying to find an AGP card that will work with the machine. The biggest problem area seems to be the power supply. Here are the details on the machine including from CPU-Z (thanks for the site, cfitzarl):

1. Budget for new AGP Card - - up to $140, but preferably less (of course)
2. CPU: Pentium 4 2.4 GHz / 1 core / 1 thread / socket 478 mPGA
3. Core speed: 2392.0 MHz
4. Multiplier x Bus speed 18.0 x 132.9 MHz
5. Rated Bus speed 531.6 MHz
6. Stock frequency 2400 MHz
7. Instruction sets MMX, SSE, SSE2
8. L1 Data cache (per processor) 8 KBytes, 4-way set associative, 64-byte line size
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A:Need to upgrade AGP video card in Dell Dimension 4500 (2002) with 250 watt PSU

JIS said:

(2) Also, does the card have to be DDR2 for my setup? Or can it be DDR3 (the service tech from Dell said must be DDR2 but he said a lot of things to me that were not correct so I do not know whether he was right on the DDR2 vs DDR3 issue.) will be most welcome.
(3) And finally, if I am upgrading the video card, is it necessary or recommended that I also replace the P4 2.4GHZ chip with a faster processor?Click to expand...

I am at work, so I won't answer everything you asked right now (no time to look for a card, sorry), but here are the answers to questions 2 and 3:

(2) The memory of the video card has nothing to do with the system itself, you can install a GDDR3 video card in a system which runs SDRAM for the system memory, since it simply doesn't matter. Simple examples would be my rig running a GDDR5 card (The HD4870X2) and using DDR2 for the system memory, my laptop running DDR2 system memory but a discrete 8600M GT GPU with 256MB of DDR3 and my friend's Celeron Dual Core (E1200) which is running DDR2 for system memory and a GDDR4 video card (Powercolor HD2600XT 256MB GDDR4). In other words, any video card that will run on your AGP slot, regardless of its own memory type, will work.

(3) I have absolutely no idea about the minimum requirements for Spore, but a 2.4Ghz P4 is a weak processor by today's standards. The problem is that there aren't many upgrade options even if you wanted to upgrade. The fas... Read more

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Im currently looking to upgrade my dell dimension 3000 from integrated graphics by getting a pci card. I've read a number of forums and reviews and heard good stuff about the Geforce 6200, and also a bit about the Radeon x1550. Looking on ebay I also found these:

Geforce FX 5200 256mb - £25.99 buy it now price

Radeon 9250 256mb - £17.50 current bid price

I would post links but not allowed as my post count is too low. How annoying.

And also a few 128mb versions of these two for cheaper. I'm not looking to spend loads, and will prob just look out for one on ebay if I can. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

My PC spec is:

Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2
System Model: Dimension 3000
BIOS: Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A02
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.66GHz
Memory: 254MB RAM (Will be upgrading to 1Gb soon!!)DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DVD drive: Model: TEAC DVD+RW DV-W58E
Graphics: Intel(R) 82865G Graphics Controller
HD: 80Gb
Networking: Linksys Dual-Band Wireless A+G PCI Adapter ver 1.2
PSU: 250w

Can't find info on MOBO spec. The Machine has 3 PCI ports i think. It's neatly tucked in corner of room and couldn't be bothered with hassle of getting at it to open it and check.

If you could recommend which card would be best suited would greatly appreciate it.


A:Dell Dimension 3000 PCI graphics upgrade?

either Geforce 6200 or the Radeon x1550 would be good cards. Stay away from the Geforce FX 5200 256mb or the Radeon 9250 256mb as both are old and not going to help u much.

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I was wanting to upgrade my Dell Dimension 3000's Graphics Card. It currently has an Intel 82865G Graphics card, and i was wondering what graphics cards would fit in it (that are better than this one, of course) would a Nvidia GeForce 7300 GS 256MB, or an ATI Radeon HD2400 PRO fit in a Dell Dimension 3000? Or Even Better, could u give me a list (or link to a list) of graphics cards that fit? And please dont tell me to go to the FAQ on I tried that, couldnt find it, so i came here.


A:Graphics cards for Dell Dimension 3000???

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# years old, runs like it is out of gas.....Windows XP Home Ed 2002. Ran great then turned on and it was slow to start (2-4 Minutes) , every program drags

A:Dell Dimension 3000 Runs SLOW !!!

In most cases, issues dealing with slow computers can be attributed to viruses/malware. Sometimes loading new software (or software updates) can slow down a computer because of the size of the program relative to your computer's hardware specs, but 95% of the problems I've ever run across as far as slow computers are concerned (especially abrupt slowness) are due to viruses/malware. So my question to you is have you run a virus/malware scan lately? I'd start there especially if you haven't loaded any new software recently.

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I have a Dell Dimension 3000. It has windows xp. I can't get it to connect to the Internet. My mom gave it to me. It hasn't been used in years. I am hoping I can get advice on this issue. I don't know if it needs new software to connect it to Verizon fios.

A:Dell dimension 3000 connection issue

Are you connecting via a wire or wirelessly via a wifi adapter?

Click on Start and then Run.

Type the following command in the Open: text box, and then hit the Enter key or click on the OK button.


Expand the network adapters item and see if anything is displayed and if you see any red X or exclamation points.

If you're using a wired connection do you see any activity where the network cable plugs into the back of the PC? You may have a green or yellow light flashing.

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I am trying to access my system setup , So i can boot from my xp cd .
I tried to hit F2 but it just keeps taking me to a black screen wanting my pw .
I dont know my Pw.
How can i get pass this ?
Need a Pw to get to bios setup ?
I cant boot from my cd unless i get into the bios setup .
Somebody Please help.

A:dell dimension 3000 - xp home edition

Hello and Welcome to TSF,

Are you trying to install a new installation of xp windows?

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Although my research says that the best PCI cards are the FX 5600 and FX 5700LE, I have been unable to find them anywhere, including eBay. I have been able to find the FX 5200, 128 MB. Cost is approximately $90 CDN. I would be interested in comments as to whether installing the 5200 would result in a significant improvement over the existing Intel integrated graphics. I have been advisaed to stay away from Radon cards for this particular PC.

Any feedback would be appreciated.

A:Dell Dimension 3000 - Upgrade with FX 5200

it's not like any graphics card running in a pci interface would really boost your performance. in fact, the limitations of the pci bus often result in the add-in card lowering performance when compared to the integrated graphics, which use a faster bus. i advise against trying to mess with your dell to add performance. even if you were able to get a graphics card properly installed and working, the performance returns would be dissapointing at best.

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