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Dimension 2400 Upgrade

By jedimaster1089
Aug 17, 2006
  1. I would like to upgrade my Dell Dimension 2400
    Here are its specs

    Pentium 4 2.66gHz processor
    80 GB Hard Drive
    256 Ram(I am not sure if it is 2700 or 3200)
    It has an intergrated graphics and sound card
    If you need anything else then could you ask me for them

    I would like to get these things,
    1Gb additional ram
    A graphics card that can run games well
    Also a new power supply if needed
    Would these things be enough to run games such as battlefield 2 and KOTOR well with at least decent graphics?

    What would you suggest doing?

    If at all possible could you keep it under $300 but it is alright to go aboce that
    If I need a new MoBo then I found this one
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813186085
    would this work in the Dimension Case?
     
  2. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,388

    The motherboard you list will fit in your dell case, but won't work with your current processor.

    Here's a board that should work with your current processor and also still fit in your case.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813128222

    Here's a pretty good power supply for the price.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817104953

    A gig of ram, hyper x
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820144114

    And a midrange video card, x1600pro
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814131427

    I believe that will be about $50 overbudget w/ shipping.

    Should be pretty good for the price.
     
  3. Chris 96 WS6

    Chris 96 WS6 TS Rookie Posts: 28

    Unless you want to buy a new copy of XP and do a fresh install don't buy a new MOBO. The Dell XP won't run right on non-Dell branded hardware. I got mine to boot and run but there were tons of bugs with it and I eventually gave up and bought a new XP CD.

    The best move is to find a PCI video card. Not PCI-E, but regular PCI, as the Dimension 2400 doesn't have an AGP slot or PCI-E slots.

    I would simply get a new power supply, a vid card, and more memory and call it a day.
     
  4. jedimaster1089

    jedimaster1089 TS Rookie Topic Starter

  5. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,388

  6. jedimaster1089

    jedimaster1089 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok will that card be able to run games like battlefront 2 on it because i know that many of the pci cards that I have looked at are not able to run battlefield 2 and is one of the main games i would want to play. I putter down the 5500 one because in the reviews i read on it people said they were able to run Battlefield 2.
    Also For a wireless card, do you know if the dimension 2400 could run just any standard wireless card?
    Like these ones?
    http://www.chiefpick.com/ProductDeta...NW-ENLWI-G
    http://www.acortech.com/Generic_802....d-3203985.html
    http://www.microbarn.com/WirelessNet...rce=pricewatch
    and for Ram is the dell basic ram compatible with this ram?
    http://www.upgradememory.com/1GB_Memory_Upgrade_For_Dell_Di_P216551C11838.cfm
    or should i buy 2 of these?
    http://www.upgradememory.com/512MB_Memory_Upgrade_for_Dell__P46799C11838.cfm
    and is there a large performance difference between 2700 and 3200?
     
  7. jedimaster1089

    jedimaster1089 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I cant figure out how to delete this post.
     
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