Dell Dimension 2400 Video Upgrade

I have a dell dimension 2400. I bought a radon 9250 pci card but it will not reconize that the card is even installed in the motherboard. I returned the video card. Which cards are compatable with this machine? And how do i get them to work. My system setup shows the vireo set to auto. I got no help from dell. Just a run around. They tried to tell me i would have to buy an "external slot" that is what customer service in india told me.

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Dell Dimension 2400 Upgrade For Warcraft 3

How do i upgrade my dell dimension 2400? I need to know how to upgrade my dell dimension 2400 because i had just recently bought warcraft 3 and i would really like 2 play it. My mhz is 400 i have 254mb ram. Answer:-
Well, with the information you've given us, it would take a lot to upgrade your computer to playable warcraft 3 specs. You'd need a new processor and more ram. However, a quick google of the dell dimension 2400 brings up tech specs that are much much better then the ones you have given so you may want to double check your specifications. The easiest way to know if you can run the game or not is to run this website:

It scans your pc and tells you if you have the requirements to play the game.

Posted On: 3 months ago . View Related Posts . . View 1 Replies .

Upgrade Graphics Memory Of Dell Dimension 2400 Pc

Can anybody give me advice on how to upgrade the "graphics" memory of my dell dimension 2400 pc? Currently, the pc uses intel (r) 82845g/gl/ge/pe/gv graphics controller which is extremely old and slow. Which video cards are compatible with dell dimension 2400? Among these, can you name video cards that have a memory of 256mb or higher? Can the pc cope up with any more upgrades? (Two years ago i upgraded the "system" memory from 256 mb to 1gb).

Posted On: 1 month ago . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Dell Dimension 4500 Video Card Upgrade

What kind of video card is supported by dell dimension 4500? Im looking to upgrade my dell dimension 4500 video card i want to buy the best video card my dell can handle but not an expensive one.

Posted On: 4 months ago . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Dell Dimension 4600c Video Card Upgrade

I currently run a dell dimenson 4600c (the mini-tower). This means that the profile for my video card is smaller than average. I'm looking to upgrade from the stock card that came with it (geforce 440 mx) and was looking for suggestions. I'd prefer to spend under $100. So far, i've ran into the geforce 6200 agp as being a viable option. However, i have a few questions i need to get sorted out. First: the geforce 6200 seems to be listed as requiring 300+ watts of power supply for the computer as a system requirement. The 4600c only has 160 watts, is this going to be a problem?

Second: some of the reviews list the card as not coming with a low-profile faceplate. Does my system (4600c) require a different faceplate? If so, are they relatively easy to come by and replace?

Specifically, i'm looking at the following card -

And finally: is there a better performing card that can fit my 4600c that is slightly higher in price?

Posted On: May 13th 2006 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Dell Dimension 8200 Video Card & Ram Upgrade

I want to upgrade the ram and video card and will be very soon upgrading to 768mb ram. I bought a 256mb radeon 9600xt which arrived today and when i set it up and turned on the pc, the fan on the card would spin, pc would appear to boot up but no signal on the monitor and i don't think the pc was even loading windows. I've been told it's most likely a power issue, so maybe the card is hogging it and preventing the pc from booting. Can anyone recommend a good video card either 128mb or 256mb that will run on my 250w psu? I know i should upgrade the psu but apparently the dell ones are weird and others may not fit in the case. I also can't be bothered to be honest particularly as i only want to upgrade the vid card and ram so that i can play games up to about a year old pretty well (eg. Rollercoaster tycoon 3, rome: total war and such) and later on i will just buy a whole new more upgrade friendly pc. So basically i just want to upgrade the dell to keep me going until the end of the year or so. My specs:

Dell dimension 8200
P4 2. 25ghz
256mb ram
Geforce 2 mx 64mb
Win xp
250w psu

Posted On: January 13th 2006 . View Related Posts . . View 14 Replies .

Dell Dimension 2400 Factory Restore

Dell dimension 2400 factory restore? Is there a torrent to where i can download the factory restore? I cant find my disk and this computer doesn't support the restore. Without a disk or torrent

Posted On: 2 months ago . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Dell Dimension 2400 Total Ram Issue

A friend of mine started having issues with their computer after they installed a new hard drive (things going really slow), so i told him i would take a look at it. It's a dell dimension 2400, and looking around, it looks like the specs of it should be pc2700 1 x 512 mb ram. However, looking at the bios it says there is a total memory of 97280k, also, when xp boots up, and i right click "my compter", it also says their is 97 megs of ram. Another thing i noticed is when it boots up and detects the ide devices, it says it's ddr333 (pc3200), however, when i enter dell's service tag, it says i need ddr466 (pc3700). So i'm a little confused, did dell mess up and put wrong memory stick in, or are bios and xp wrong? Also, why would it start acting slow after replacing the harddrive? I've tried running memtest, but for some reason it didn't work for me. It wouldn't boot from the cd (it would just hang).

Posted On: January 28th 2006 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

Dell Dimension C521 Upgrade

I have just bought a new graphic card and cpu for my dell dimension c521 the galaxy geforce 9600gt lp and amd athlon 64 x2 6000+ 3. 1ghz , will it fit in that tiny case and i am also concern about the power supply as well.

Posted On: December 30th 2008 . View Related Posts . . View 8 Replies .

Dell Is Dimension 8300 Motherboard Upgrade

Okay so i'm getting a new motherboard p4c800e deluxe and it has the dimensions of 12x9. 6. I have a dell with an unknown motherboard size that is fairly new same chipset on motherboard adn all same specs-except for doesn't run new processor. I wonder can i just switch the motherboards or do you think the case won't fit it. I heard dells usually standard mobo's won't fit in there. The dell is dimension 8300 . Dell can't tell me my motherboard size so i don't know if this new board will fit in there. Does anyone know if it will generally fit

Posted On: July 25th 2005 . View Related Posts . . View 8 Replies .

Dell Dimension E310 Ram Upgrade

I wanna buy new ram and i don't know if these will work with my e310. Can anyone help?

Ocz gold series 2gb (2 x 1gb) 240-pin ddr2 sdram dual channel

G. Skill 2gb (2 x 1gb) 240-pin ddr2 sdram

Posted On: May 22nd 2006 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Dell Dimension 8400 Memory Upgrade

Id like to upgrade from one gig to 2 gbs of memory for gaming and have no idea what to get. If spending more money will mean one or 2 secs faster ill do it. I want the best memory, but also don't want to pay big money if there wont be any dif in speed. I did a scan and got this on my computer->

Dell dimension 8400

800 mhz fsb
Intel pentium 4 540
Intel i925x chipset (rev. B1)

Memory configuration

Ddr2 @ pc4300 (4. 0-4-4-11)
1024mb total installed

4 slots (2 in use, 2 open)

• slot 1: 512mb
• slot 2: 512mb
• slot 3: no module present
• slot 4: no module present is some memory i was looking at. Anything here i should buy?

Posted On: August 21st 2006 . View Related Posts . . View 12 Replies .

Dell Dimension E510 Case Upgrade

Can i upgrading my dell dimension e510 case? My case is a bit small for the new parts i've added and also the airflow is not that great. I'm wondering if there are any after market cases i can get to solve this problem?

Posted On: 2 months ago . View Related Posts . . View 1 Replies .

Dell Dimension 3000 Motherboard Upgrade

Can i upgrade the mother board in my old dell? I've got an old dell dimension 3000 out of my dad's office, and i would like to use it as a secondary pc (my laptop being the primary) for music, video, web browsing, and other light tasks. Problem is, it's a clunker with 3/4 gb ram and a celeron 320. My question is: can i replace the motherboard and upgrade the processor and ram?

Will windows reject this change, or does dell have proprietary parts in there?

Posted On: 2 months ago . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Dell Dimension 2350 Memory Upgrade

Dell dimension 2350 memory upgrade pc2100 or pc2700 or pc3200. I'm upgrading a friends pc:

Dell dimension 2350, service tag: f5nyv21, colorado. From: 256mb (1 stick) to: max 1 gb (2 sticks)

Which should i buy the:
Pc2100 @ 266mhz, the one the tech wants me to buy & virtually all online stores
Pc2700 @ 333mhz, some online stores like
Pc3200 @ 400mhz, only one offered at dellís official site, told not to buy from tech

Posted On: September 19th 2007 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Dell Dimension 8300 Upgrade Problem

I have a nearly stock dell dimension 8300. I've seen the (now infamous ::sigh: psu problems that go along with this machine. The stock psu has no switch and the plug location is awkward (from the back, its on the top left). I've read about the pins and have found one or two people say that dell isn't regulation, for some obscene reason. I'm looking to upgrade with the addition of a new video card and a couple more sticks of ram. Now, i've found some solutions for both of these problems. I can shell out extreme cash and get this:

Or i can go with a lesser know, cheapo psu, ala this:

And if the pins aren't lined up for the latter, go ahead and buy a converter cable for standard psu's to dell specifications. I really don't want to shell out 100+ dollars, but i'm reading that no-name psu's end up being risky purchases.

Posted On: May 29th 2006 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Dell Dimension 1800 Ram Upgrade

I have a dell dimension 1800 with windows xp pro and service pack 3, i tried upgrading my ram from 512 to 1gb (one 1gb stick) when i took the old ones out and the new ones in my computer wouldn't boot up and just made a beeping sound, but when i put the old ones back in it worked just fine. How can i upgrade my ram?

Posted On: 2 months ago . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Dell Dimension E520 Ram Upgrade

How to upgrade ram on a dell dimension e520? Ok so i have the sims 3 but it keeps crashing. I had a look on the box and it said "vista: 1. 5gb ram minimum" i had a look and i have exactly 1021. 3mb of ram at the moment. Everything else checks out so i am just assuming i don't have enough ram. First of all, is this the problem that is causing the sims 3 to crash or something else?

If it is then how do i install it (i hear it is pretty easy but i don't want to touch something and have my computer, explode or something lol) a picture or two would be nice. How much ram would you recommend (budget would be like $150 - $200 if i really have to).

Posted On: 1 month ago . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Dell Dimension B110 Processor Upgrade

The socket on a dell b110 is 478. Can i install a 775 processor or better? Dual core? It's my parents computer and their stubborn about getting a whole new system and think they'll lose everything. So, i'm trying to upgrade it for them. Already have 2gb ddr400 memory coming in the mail. What about graphics? It's pci, i know kinda limits me, but any help would be appreciated as to how far i can take this system. The cost, i know, is probably prohibitive and not worth any benefit that i may see, but stubborn parents, you know?

Posted On: 1 month ago . View Related Posts . . View 1 Replies .

Memory Upgrade For Dell Dimension 3100

What kind of memory upgrade goes into a dell dimension 3100? And is it necessary to install in pairs?

Answer:- ddr2, and no, you can install a stick at a time. Additional: ddr2 800 is cheap and will run at lower speeds if needed.

Posted On: 3 months ago . View Related Posts . . View 1 Replies .

Dell Dimension 4600 Cpu Upgrade To 3.0 Ghz

Will a dell dimension 4600 fan cool down a 3. 0 ghz cpu? I'm looking for a upgrade for my dell's 2. 4ghz p4 i looked online and alot of 3. 0 p4s can be around $10- $30. I use this for gaming but recently bought a game where the cpu is slowing me down. On other games i can just lower a few un-noticeable settings and that can fix it. But with this the running is sort of laggish. So would the standard fan on a dell dimension 4600 cool down a 3. 0 p4 or am i going to have to find a stronger fan.

Posted On: 1 month ago . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Upgrade Dell Dimension 4600 With Asus Geforce 8400

Asus nvidia geforce 8400 gs 512mb graphics card onto dell dimension 4600 using one of the pci ports? Would this work if i used a pci to pci express adp card? Can i use this adapter.

To install this graphics card. http://usa.

Onto this computer using one of the pci ports. http://support.

I want to do this because this is the only computer i own and i can get the graphics card and this power supply dirt cheap from a friend.

Incidentally, can i install the power supply to?

Posted On: 2 months ago . View Related Posts . . View 1 Replies .

Video Card For Dell Dimension 4600

What video card should i get for my dell dimension 4600? When i switched from a laptop to a desktop pc, i got a dell dimension 4600 that my aunt gave us. After installing the sims 3 and spore, i realized that the video card on the computer wouldn't work for those games! The sims 1 & 2 work fine, but the sims 3 and spore do not work. I'd like to get a card less than $100 that gives me the best performance. Here are my specs:

Microsoft windows xp professional 2002 (service pack 3)
Intel pentium 4 cpu 2. 80ghz
3. 62 gb of ram
Agp 8x

I'm not worried about disk space because along with the c: drive, i have two additional external hard drives. I'm upgrading from a geforce4 mx 440 (with agp 8x).

Posted On: 4 months ago . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Dell Gx270 Video Upgrade

I have a dell optiplex gx-270 small desktop with 2. 8ghz intel cpu and a 210w psu. I would like to use my old nvidia gforce 7600gs. When upgrading the video card the question is the psu. A document gives hints on the power consumption (at dell, gl: dell optiplex gx-270 power consumption) for a 2. 4ghz cpu modell is 115w. If i use wiki (wiki: cpu_power_dissipation) to estimate the possible power consumption and add the gf 7600gs around 33w, it would come at around 170w. Now, other calculators (eg. Thermaltake power calculator) are giving very differend results. Before attempting to roast my hw i beg for some advice - yes or no. (Psu change is not really an option with this dell modell. )

Btw. : Floppy removed, 1gb used, no optical device is planned, 1 hdd (sata)

Posted On: September 14th 2008 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Dell E310 Video Card Upgrade

Would the best video card for my dell e310 be the ati radeon x1300? Cuz my comp has only got pci slots.

Posted On: May 5th 2007 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Dell 8400 Video Card Upgrade

How do i find out what kind of updated graphic/video card i need for my dell 8400 pc?

According to the specifications from the service manual, the dimension 8400 has one pci-express x16 slot so you can install a pci-express video card into your computer. The only problem you are going to run into is the fact that the 8400 only has a 350 watt power supply, which will limit your video card options.

Posted On: 4 months ago . View Related Posts . . View 1 Replies .

Dell Optiplex Gs 110 Video Card Upgrade

Dell optiplex gs 110, pentium iii 733mhz, 512mg ram with ati radeon 7000 pci 64meg. I am looking for some good old pci video card to improve games performance. Nothing more than $100. Any suggestion?

Posted On: February 22nd 2007 . View Related Posts . . View 14 Replies .

Dell Inspiron 531 Video Card Upgrade

I am here with questions on what video card i should get. I am looking for a better video card that can actually play some decent games, such as orange box or counter strike source. Dell inspiron 531, model 0ry206
Amd athlon 64 x2 dual core processor 3800+ (2. 0ghz)
958mb ram
Nvidia geforce 6150se nforce430 281 mb video card
1680x1050 display (32 bit) (60hz)
2009. 4 mhz

My budget is under 100 dollars. I'm not a *** gamer, but i would like to at least play something good on this computer. I was looking at these, but i am not sure if they're compatible with my computer. Evga e-geforce 6200 256mb ddr pci graphics card-256-p1-n399-lx

Msi nx8500gt-td256e geforce 8500 gt 256mb 128-bit gddr2 pci express x16 sli supported video card

Posted On: August 18th 2008 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Dell Optiplex Gx620 Video Card Upgrade

I have a dell optiplex gx620 desktop model. Windows xp pro (2002), pentium d cpu 3. 00ghz 2. 99 ghz and 2gb ram. I want to start playing moderately demanding games on it such as starcraft 2 and company of heroes. I've only been using the onboard chipset which has been surprisingly good but it's time for an upgrade. Unfortunately, the piece of crap power supply i have is only 250 watts (it might be 280 watts). Now, dell is a ***** because they their power supply's aren't the standard atx power supply :( but i heard that if you have a computer with pentium 4 processor or newer, the case will fit standard psu's just fine. Is this true? Feel free to suggest some video cards for me as well (but only if you want to :d). But seriously, i need help getting a new power supply and video card.

Posted On: 1 month ago . View Related Posts . . View 1 Replies .

Dell 2400 Mobo Fsb

What software can i download so i can find out the fsb of my mobo? I got a 2. 8 p4 in it rite now, and my friend is gonna give me his old 3. 06 p4 /ht fsb 533. I just need to find out if its compatible with my board. I'm pretty sure the fsb on my processor rite now is 533, but i'm not positive.

Posted On: January 18th 2005 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .