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Originally Posted by 70_Malibu View Post
My GF is thinking about buying a Dell, too. I don't know much about pre-assembled PC's, as I've been taught that building your own is the way to go. I'm very happpy with my rig.

BUT if you can update the hardware in a Dell (or other) yourself later (add a new CPU, more RAM, extra HDD's, new GPU, PSU), buying a Dell would be SOOOO much easier.

Now since I don't know anything about Dells... my question is... CAN you upgrade components later, or will the BIOS freak? I know at one time the RAM used to be proprietary and really expensive. Has that changed?


If not... build it.
Some older Dell's used RAMBUS, not propriety but REALLY expensive.
Yes, you're able to upgrade the RAM, HDD's, CPU (if chipset and stuff allows), PSU (if it's a standard ATX PSU), and GPU.
Only thing "propriety" is really when Dell uses their non-ATX PSU's (certain Dell series have it, some don't), and the other "propriety" thing is the motherboard.
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Uhh.
Cable fraying, must be user error.
Is the laptop constantly plugged into AC power?
*sigh*
Users nowadays......
I use this lappy at the university all the time, constantly being plugged in and unplugged and rushing to the next class to plug it in... so yes the cord it taking a beating. I am using it for the purpose that I intended too... this is my school computer. It's not like I'm playing jump rope with it. I fail to see why I should not expect this cord it too last the duration of my time at Wayne State, especially if Dell is going to advertise to college kids. I also fail to see how I am using it inappropriately? Should I just not plug it in all the time? OH thats right... the only time I don't plug it in is when when I want to use the pc for less than 6 minutes because that's how much battery life I am getting...
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post #33 of 34
Look at my sig if upgrading a Dell is a concern.

Mobo and Heatsink are the only 2 things I'd have liked to switch out after all was said and done.
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I just actually bought a dell with a q6600 fro $449.99
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