Upgrading a Dell Dimension 3000

By SkateWarp
May 15, 2010
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  1. Hi i'm new here!!

    Well 'im thinking to upgrade the Mobo of this old PC

    MotherBoard:

    GIGABYTE GA-H55M-USB3 LGA 1156 Intel H55 HDMI USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

    Thats the mobo, with an I5 750 Processor and Corsair 550 Watts

    This will work in that case....?

    P.S: I'm not too good with the english
  2. treetops

    treetops TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 1,574   +41

    You have to make sure the form factor will fit your case.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_form_factor


    That mobo wil not fit into your old case, you should just buy a new cheap case that fits your new mobo's form factor and swap everything over. Make sure you have enough ide\sata cables with your new mobo to connect your devices such as your cd rom, floppy drive hard drive etc. If you need to you can buy cheap sata to ide converters and ide to sata.
  3. seanc

    seanc Newcomer, in training Posts: 284

    Treetops, the Dimension 3000 and the mobo he wants to use are both MATX.
  4. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,925   +170

    You also need some DDR3 RAM if you don't have some already.
  5. treetops

    treetops TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 1,574   +41

    But its LGA 1156 and dell dimensions 3000 is LGA 775 I believe, I thought that mattered. I tried to look up a list of mobo types that the case can use but have not found one yet. Looks like from what seanc is saying the LGA only affects the cpu mobo compatibility and has nothing to do with the case. I just looked at some case specs on newegg and it they dont list lga types in there specs so it looks like seanc is right. Thanks for the correction seanc.

    That's why I came here while I'm out of class so I don't get rusty :).
  6. SkateWarp

    SkateWarp Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    hehehe, sorry for my verryy late reply, my socket is 478
  7. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] I'm a TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,257   +110

    The answeres above still stand.
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