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Old 11-26-2004, 07:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a Dell Dimension 8250 with the typical hard drive, dvd and cd-rw. I also have a radeon 9800xt.
I'm upgrading for 3d rendering. Please tell me if everything will work well with my computer. Maybe also tell me where I should go to have all the stuff installed.

A TYAN "Tiger i7505(S2668AN)" E7505 Chipset Server Motherboard for Dual Intel Xeon CPU -RETAIL

Model# S2668AN
Item # N82E16813151114

Specifications:
Supported CPU: Socket 603/604 Dual Intel Xeon Processors
Chipset: Intel E7505 + ICH4
FSB: 533/400MHz
RAM: 4x DIMM for DDR266/200(ECC/Non-ECC) Max 4GB
IDE: 2x UltraDMA 66/100 up to 4 Devices
Slots: 1x AGP Pro50/8X, 5x PCI 32-bit/33MHz
Ports: 2xPS2,1xLPT,2xCOM,4xUSB2.0,1xLAN,Audio Ports
Onboard Audio: Realtek ALC650 6-Channel Codec
Onboard LAN: Intel 82551QM 10/100M
Form Factor: ATX

With two Intel Xeon 2.8 GHz 533MHz FSB, 512K Cache, Hyper Threading Technology - Retail


Model# BX80532KE2800D
Item # N82E16819117016
Specifications:
Model: Intel Xeon w/ Hyper Threading
Core: Prestonia
Operating Frequency: 2.8GHz
FSB: 533MHz
Cache: L1/12K+8K; L2/512K
Voltage: 1.525V
Process: 0.13Micron
Socket: Socket 604
Multimedia Instruction: MMX, SSE, SSE2
Warranty: 3-year MFG
Packaging: Retail box (with Heatsink and Fan)

and four ALL Components 184 Pin 256MB DDR PC-2100 - OEM


Model# AC266X64/256/8C
Item # N82E16820159104
Specifications:
Manufacturer: ALL Components
Speed: DDR266(PC2100)
Type: 184 Pin DDR SDRAM
Error Checking: Non-ECC
Registered/Unbuffered: Unbuffered
Cas Latency: 2.5
Support Voltage: 2.5V
Bandwidth: 2.1GB/s
Organization: 32M x 64 -Bit
Warranty: Lifetime

Thank you for your expertise. I've got some knowledge of computers, but not enough to be confident about this purchase.
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Well you can't use alot of things from your dell. Basically you have to buy all new stuff, except your hd, dvd and cd-rw. I'm not sure what else you can use or what case will work with that.
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Sell everything and get a new comp.
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Dell coms r usually not upgradeable........
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