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Old 07-14-2006, 12:33 PM   #11 (permalink)
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about the only thing you can do that I would suggest is get a PCI video card right now, until you can get a newer system. with no AGP slot, you cannot use that type card.

http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?inv...128MTV&cat=VCD
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You might want to check with other Dimension 3000 users on the link below.

http://forums.us.dell.com/supportfor...y.id=dimension
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well the spec of it now is:

p4 processor 3.0 ghz 800fsb 1mb cache
x2 512 mb ram
has intergrated video card and sound in the motherboard i think

what exactly do i need to be able to play the games which i have listed, would a new motherboard graphics card and sound be ok

i have 200gbp to spend preferably would like to buy all from the same site
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what type of ram is that? DDR? or DDR2?

and what socket is your mobo/cpu ?
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ddr400 dual channel memory

how do i find out the motherboard? where on it do i look aswell?

sorry but i knowlage on computers is kind of small
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you can use cpu-z

google it, dl it, and run it
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which colum is it under and what is the name of it?
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its on the "cpu" tab


where it says "package"
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you have a couple of ways of going about this... the cheapest way.. (i don't really recommend it..) would be to do this:

http://www.aria.co.uk/ProductInfoComm.asp?ID=21830

http://www.aria.co.uk/ProductInfoComm.asp?ID=23284

http://www.aria.co.uk/ProductInfoComm.asp?ID=19633

you may also need a new case...


your dell PSU might be sufficient... so you might not nec. need the new PSU.
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