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DELL DIMENSION 5100 - CPU UPGRADE TO C2D E8400?

Also: be sure the Gigabyte board's bios is updated before replacing the CPU. For $130 that is a good deal. They are not interchangeable. when you have an older motherboard it might quit working any day now. #15 piasabird, Feb 8, 2015 VirtualLarry Lifer Joined: Aug 25, 2001 Messages: 36,090 Likes Received: 751 piasabird his comment is here

Be sure that the motherboard bios is updated to the latest version, prior to a CPU upgrade. An error (403 Forbidden) has occurred in response to this request. She uses it for taxes (she's an accountant still), surfing, email and whenever she needs a larger screen and full keyboard. It's been a great system, running since 2009, and I think I can get a few more years out of it. http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/t/20000058

BIOS flash won't be necessary....he has FSB 1066. All Rights Reserved. Her current desktop is an older Dell, probably an early Core2Duo processor.

That e4400 is fine at $130. Reply to kona MattyMustng   07-22-2007 at 10:01:35 PM Show message - 0 + why can't he run Core 2 Duo "properly?" This chipset supports dual core and it has FSB The quads, unless you get a really good one, max out closer to 3.4-3.6Ghz for 45nm ones. On the low end, you cannot compete with retailers such as Dell for building your own system.

Also, the OCZ Arc 100 SSDs are really getting price-competitive now too, and while they are OCZ, they are now owned by Toshiba, and have one of the best warranty policies Similar Threads - Retasking Socket mother Forum Date Missing pins in DIMM socket! I think the video card is probably so she can go with Dual Monitors, most C2D machines with onboard video didn't have that as an option. More Bonuses It is an integrated MATX motherboard with on-board HD video/HD Audio.

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Example - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233685 Regardless of what the Specs sheet might indicate, what you get from these SDDs on the computers discussed here is about 200-250 Read and 100-150 Write. AnandTech Forums: Technology, Hardware, Software, and Deals Home Forums > Hardware and Technology > General Hardware > 404 not found! Edit: Sale is apparently over, they're around $100 now. I might swap the CPU for something stronger, if it's cost effective to do so...

I'll keep one/both of the HDDs for media and backup. http://pghtix.com/dell-dimension/dell-dimension-8400-video-card-upgrade-2016.html That's not foolproof though. I ordered a few, but they won't be here for a few days due to the storm. #18 VirtualLarry, Feb 9, 2015 OBLAMA2009 Diamond Member Joined: Apr 17, 2008 Messages: This is my opinion.

It is an integrated MATX motherboard with on-board HD video/HD Audio. It just keeps running. Stay logged in Sign up now! weblink The e6600 is probably the best in terms of performance.

Edit: check slickdeals.net daily for bargains. I have a couple of Q9300 rigs in GA-P35-DS3R boards, with 4x2GB DDR2-800, and I had mine overclocked to 400FSB with a very slight voltage bump, and after a number of I mean, the question is can i upgrade from P4 to C2D E8400 without upgrading the stock motherboard?

Any other questions just ask.

Hope this helped! Additional site navigation About eBay News Community Safety Centre Resolution Centre Seller Centre VeRO: Protecting Intellectual Property Policies Help & Contact Site MapCopyright © 1995-2017 eBay Inc. One big drawback is finding more RAM that would work in it. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=20-228-116 #14 VirtualLarry, Feb 6, 2015 Last edited: Feb 6, 2015 piasabird Lifer Joined: Feb 6, 2002 Messages: 16,830 Likes Received: 16 I have a socket 775 computer downstairs with

I would probably pick up an OCZ Arc 100 240GB for $89.99 FS @ Newegg right now while they are on sale, if I were in your shoes. A Core2 Pentium Dual-Core is socket 775. You can take a cheap Haswell motherboard and just pop in a core 2 Pentium and it will run about 3 ghz. check over here An E5200 would be an upgrade for her, but I also agree with vailr, to consider getting an E8500 off of Ebay, if not a quad-core.

EUR Enter minimum price to EUR Enter maximum price Item location see allItem location on eBay Ireland(selected) Ireland Only UK & Ireland European Union Worldwide see allSellerSeller Show only see allShow Don't get me wrong, the 6600gt was a great card for its time but its aged enough that it huffs and puffs a little too much with newer titles.