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post #11 of 18
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sorry to say iq my is to low for such reasoning

Look around the thread at diffrent posts until you have a feel for what your doing.... if you have any direct questions shoot away. You still will need to "understand" what you are doing even if we tell you.
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Chipsett is a chip that helps the CPu with memory and other stuff and it is the thing with a heatink
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Does a chipset affect what motherboard si can upgrade to?
yes?
mo?
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I have a friend who had a Dell that didn't have an AGP slot so he just put a new mobo/gfx card and psu for a new system. He used the RAM, cpu, optical drives and hd from the Dell.

Dell uses plugs that are different from the norm... so just any psu won' twork on a Dell mobo and a Dell mobo while it may fit in a standard case... you have to use the original psu or buy a special Dell psu (pc power and cooling makes them)

your best bet is to find a socket 468 mobo with an agp slot, get a case, psu and graphics card.

if this costs too much, find the best pci gfx card you can.
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Originally Posted by soloz2
I have a friend who had a Dell that didn't have an AGP slot so he just put a new mobo/gfx card and psu for a new system. He used the RAM, cpu, optical drives and hd from the Dell.

Dell uses plugs that are different from the norm... so just any psu won' twork on a Dell mobo and a Dell mobo while it may fit in a standard case... you have to use the original psu or buy a special Dell psu (pc power and cooling makes them)

your best bet is to find a socket 468 mobo with an agp slot, get a case, psu and graphics card.

if this costs too much, find the best pci gfx card you can.
I have a Dell 2350, from about 3-4 years ago. I upgraded mine with a psu without any problem, so I'm not too sure about the different pins, or I just got lucky.

Anyway kid, your best bet is just get a new mobo and case. Buy the case first, and see does you're dell mobo fit in it. Who knows you may get lucky. If not, then go on to buy the motherboard, then an AGP card. GL with the upgrades.
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post #16 of 18
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ill just buy a cheap mobo from there and a case.
say about $100?
what is chipset, does a chipset affect what motherboard si can upgrade to?
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post #17 of 18
You need a new:
  • Case
  • Motherboard
  • Power Supply
  • Heatsink/Fan

Reasons

Dell PSUs like their native motherboards, might not work with upgraded ones. The dell case only supports mATX (micro ATX) motherboards meaning that it might be harder to find for you, plus the airflow in the cases is at the absolute zero (0). The new heatsink and fan is needed because your current motherboard has a weird connection to a fan that only dell fans use meaning if you get a new mobo it will not have that strange excuse for a connection.
post #18 of 18
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Thanks guys i finally get it,
i have to buy a new computer,
thank you
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