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Old 06-14-2007, 11:24 AM   #11 (permalink)
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under warranty, I dont want to open right now I may open later tonight though, this is gonna sound really bad but wheres the model number, on the case somewhere?

I just found Dell Dimension 5100 5150 E510 Substitute Power Supply would that work?
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Old 06-14-2007, 11:28 AM   #12 (permalink)
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It would work, but they're probably not reliable brands. The model number of your Dell, should say somewhere in the front.
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all it says its dell dimension e510 on the front and then pentium 4 and theres some stuff on the disc drive
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OK seriously, if you upgrade that Dell, it's not going to be much better than that build I suggested earlier. So I would recommend you get that build for $500. It would also be easier to upgrade in the future, because Dells crap is proprietary. And if you don't know how to build a computer, that's ok, because we'll be glad to help you.
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ok ill consider it, thanks for all your help. with you build I wouldnt have lag running multiple programs right?
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Not at all. That build I suggested, has a dual core processor, compared to your single core. Dual core is like having two brains or processors in one chip. I'm glad you will ditch Dell. Dells should be boycotted...lol.
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Listen to b1gapl - the dude knows what hes talking about.

If you have lag, you need upgrades - and you can only upgrade a Dell so much.
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Ok thank you very much. The things you mentioned and a audio card are all I need right? I never knew dell was that bad after I started looking on newegg a while back I started thinking they were way overpriced but who can blame them for over pricing... it works for them
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Unless you're an audiophile, a sound card is not necessary. You might need another OS (operating system), if you don't have a Windows key and CD.
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would my sound card and hard drive be compatible with the things you listed.
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