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Old 06-18-2010, 02:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a Dell Dimension 4400 and I want to upgrade the motherboard to make it have more than 1GB of RAM. Is there a special type of motherboard I need or can I use any? I was thinking maybe this one? Intel® - ATX Desktop Motherboard (Socket LGA 775) - BOXDP43TF

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Old 06-18-2010, 02:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Run cpuz to find out exactly what cpu you have.
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From what I see you are running this cpu.
Intel« Pentium« 4 Processors 1.80 GHz - SL62P

Skt 478 will not work in a skt 775 board.

In reality once you buy 2gb of ddr ram and a skt 478 board (both old technology) you would have been better off just saving your money for a new computer in my opinion. Not to mention you may have difficulties putting a standard atx board in a Dell case.

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Bad news, mate. Your CPU is a socket 478, not a 775. However, I did find this for you:
Intel D865GLCLK Intel 865G Socket 478 mATX Motherboard w/Video, Audio & GbLAN Intel 4000888 D865GLCLK
$58 + shipping

It will handle up to 4GB (4 x 1GB DDR) of RAM, but XP (32-bit) will only access up to 3.5GB of RAM. That number includes any memory on your graphics card.

The mobo I linked to has an AGP slot, just like your current board, so if you do have a graphics card it will swap out without a problem.

This one has a PCI-E slot, but can only handle up to 2GB (2 x 1GB DDR) of RAM:
Biostar 945GC-M4 Intel 945GC Socket 478 mATX Motherboard w/Video, Audio & LAN Biostar 945GC-M4
$54 + shipping

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