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Old 10-07-2008, 05:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Help Me Upgrade My Dell E510 Dimension Desktop!

HERE ARE ALL MY SPECS, I AM WANTING TO UPGRADE TO MAKE THIS THING RUN SMOOTH, THINKING ABOUT RUNNING A 64 BIT SYSTEM WITH 8GB OF CRUCIAL, UPGRADING A COUPLE OF THE HARDDRIVES....I am just looking for unput on what I can and cant upgrade and what is and isnt compatible and benifical to me, I am not a big gamer, burn alot of things on dics, web browsing, usb devices, storage, media playback.. Also if you have parts compatible with my PC, I would be willing to buy from ya!


Considering..

processor
Hardrive
Memory
DVD Burner
cooling

and anything else you guys think, I need to cool it down, it runs pretty warm and everyonce in awhile I get an annoying whirring noise, if I kick the case it quits for a bit.. would like to fix that..

Below are the specs...

System Info
Model : Dell Dimension 5150/E510
Chassis Type : Mini Tower
Service Tag : 78DNZ81
Operating System : Microsoft Windows Vista (6.0) Home Premium Edition Service Pack 1 (Build 6001)


Processor
Number Of Processors : 1 Hyper-Threading Enabled
Type : Intel Pentium 4 630 3000 MHz
Package : Socket 775 LGA
Manufacturer Codename : Prescott
Clock Speed : 2793 MHz
Clock Multiplier : 14.0
Front Side Bus (FSB) Speed : 800 MHz
L2 Cache Size : 2048 KBytes Stepping : N0
Trace Width : 0.09
Microcode : 5h

Graphics
Brand : Dell
Model : Intel Intel(R) 82945G Express Chipset Family
Slot : ONBOARD
GPU Core: Not Available
GPU Speed : Not Available
Video Ram Size : 224 MB
Video Ram Type : Not Available
Video Ram Speed : Not Available
Driver Version : 7.14.10.1147
DirectX Installed : Version 10.0

Storage
Hard Drive 1 : ST3808110AS
Serial Number : 4LR2Z0QJ
Size : 76.29 GB
Buffer : 0 KB
Hard Drive Type : ATA
Current Transfer Rate :
Max Transfer Rate :
Volumes :
d :\ Size : 76.29 GB (48.64 GB Free)


Hard Drive 2 : WDC WD800JD-75MSA3
Serial Number : WD-WMAM9EN94579
Size : 76.29 GB
Buffer : 0 KB
Hard Drive Type : ATA
Current Transfer Rate :
Max Transfer Rate :
Volumes :
c :\ Size : 76.29 GB (15.0 GB Free)


Hard Drive 3 : ST380013 AS
Serial Number : Not Available
Size : 76.29 GB
Buffer : 0 KB
Hard Drive Type : USB
Current Transfer Rate :
Max Transfer Rate :
Volumes :
h :\ Size : 71.49 GB (59.98 GB Free)


Optical Drive 1 : _NEC DVD+-RW ND-3530A
Type : DVD-RW drive
Current CD Read Speed : 48X ( Max 48X )


Optical Drive 2 : _NEC DVD_RW ND-3530A
Type : DVD-RW drive
Current CD Read Speed : 48X ( Max 48X )


Memory
Total RAM Installed : 1024MB
Type : DDR2 Regular UDIMM PC4300
Used RAM Slots: 2 of 4
Memory Bus Frequency: 266 MHz
Memory Timings: 4.0-4-4-12

Miscellaneous System Information:
Form factor: NA
ISA Slots: NA
PCI Slots: 2
PCI-E Slots: 2
USB Version: Not Available
USB Ports: 7
Firewire Ports: NA
Serial Port: NA
Parallel Port: NA
Ethernet Port: Yes
Speed: 100
Audio Channels: NA
SPDIF Port: No
Game/MIDI Port: No
Power Connection Type: ATX
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Old 10-07-2008, 06:19 AM   #2 (permalink)
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how much can u spend?
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Default Re: Help Me Upgrade My Dell E510 Dimension Desktop!

Looking to possibly buy used, maybe saving some there, Prefer as much Plug and install as possible, I dont know a WHOLE lot, but I feel this is something I could definently do. Probably 200-500
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if ur willing to spend 500 it would be worth building a whole new computer, u can save all the hard drive and cd drives from ur old one.

but if u just want to upgrade, it isnt possible to replace the cpu cuz u have a dell and it will have a locked bios. also u dont need 8gb of ram, its very overkill for any app today, and with ur computer u have now u would only need 2 gb, cuz it would be ur cpu limiting u b4 those 2 gigs fill up
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Ya? ****....
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Old 10-07-2008, 01:18 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Default Re: Help Me Upgrade My Dell E510 Dimension Desktop!

Gey dykzeulb I'm in a similar situation as you with an Acer

Just save up and get yourself a whole new comp and transfer over all your old stuff

It'll benefit you more since you can upgrade later on and all your parts will be OC able
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yhea might as well build your self a new pc.
MOBO: Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TPower I45 LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
CPU: Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale 3.16GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops
RAM: Newegg.com - CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
all comes to about 400 leaving 100 for new case. transfer over hdd's and cd drives
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downgrade that to a p43, e5200 or e7200 maybe 2 gb of ram, and get a video card because hes using onboard right now. and he'll need a psu

id say save up a bit more money and then build a new pc
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