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Help with my XPS 410

By DPrince
May 14, 2009
  1. ok i was googling through to see what i can do with my XPS 410 and wanted to know what kinda things are avalible out there, i am looking for a new processor but need help with knowing what is good out there and what my computer can handle with out to much modification

    I know for a fact i have to reformat my computer with vista due to my friend using it and getting me a virus.

    Ive had my XPS 410 for about 2 -3 years now and its been doing great for me but the hardware and software is going out of date. i would love to get this computer back up today with out buying a WHOLE new computer from Dell. (im a dell person) My computer is completely stock from the day i got it i havent really done anything to it except clean the inside every 3 months.

    Here is all my information i can get you atm due to i am currently at school and away from my computer

    Operating System Windows Vista, Version 6.0.6001
    Manufacturer Dell Inc.
    Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 4300 @ 1.80GHz
    Memory 2.00 GB
    Hard Drive 232.84 GB, WDC WD2500JS-75NCB3
    Video Card NVIDIA GeForce 7300 LE
    Monitor (Standard monitor types), Generic PnP Monitor
    Sound_card High Definition Audio Device
    Speakers/Headset
    Keyboard Enhanced (101- or 102-key)
    Mouse USB Human Interface Device



    This is all the information i can get you at the moment due to i am currently away. i will try to get more once i get home or so.. Thank you all in advance
     
  2. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,364   +9

    well it looks like you can run an intel C2Q q6600 in the 410 but there like $197 besides that looks like a these will work
    Conroe E4400, 2.00G, 2MB, 800FSB, L2
    Conroe E4400, 2.00G, 2MB, 800FSB, M0
    Conroe E6300, 1.86G, 2MB, 1066FSB, B2
    Conroe E6300, 1.86G, 2MB, 1066FSB, L2
    Conroe E6320, 1.86G, 4MB, 1066FSB, B2
    Conroe E6400, 2.13G, 2MB, 1066FSB, L2
    Conroe E6400, 2.13G, 2MB, 1066FSB, B2
    Conroe E6420, 2.13G, 4MB, 1066FSB, B2
    Conroe E6600, 2.40G, 4MB, 1066FSB, B2
    Conroe E6700, 2.66G, 4MB, 1066FSB, B2
    Conroe XE X6800, 2.93G, 4MB, 1066FSB, B2
    and i dont know about the video card man cant find if there is pci-e on that board or not.
     
  3. DPrince

    DPrince TS Rookie Topic Starter

    is the C2Q q6600 the best i can get for my buck??? i honestly have no idea and im very new to adding new hardware to my computer... (except for ram)
     
  4. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,364   +9

    i would say yeah if you want to get the most from the system but you might need a bios update to make it fully compatible.
     
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