Upgrade my Dell 4100 Dimension

February 16, 2011 at 17:36:13
Specs: Windows XP, /512 ram
Hello, I have an ole' Dell 4100 Dimension, Intel P3 Windows XP pro, and would like to change the motherboard and cpu. Any suggestions would help greatly. I want to keep this computer for my kids but it runs slow.

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#1
February 16, 2011 at 18:05:39
You'd have to change a lot more than that - board, CPU, memory & power supply at the very least.

http://support.dell.com/support/edo...


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#2
February 16, 2011 at 19:32:28
...Graphics card to support their games...a new case to fit it...Not worth it, start from scratch, with a clean slate you can make more intelligent choices, avoid legacy compromises that don't make economic sense, and you/they will be happier with for a lot longer.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#3
February 17, 2011 at 12:19:33
Thank you for the quick honest replies. Going forward, can I transfer my current software/ information from my hard drive to another computer? What would be the best way to go about this?

As well as, I am looking for an affordable desktop for homework and light gaming any suggestions? Should I post this question somewheres else?


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#4
February 17, 2011 at 14:12:13
The copy of XP is tied to the Dell PC, you can not take the hard drive out and put in another PC and expect it to work because it ain't going to happen

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#5
February 17, 2011 at 19:12:33
You can transfer your files, you emails and some of your settings, but not your programs. The ones that are not Microsoft, may be transferable to another system if you have the install disks (by reinstalling only), but not all of them will run under Windows 7.
If you are interested in a new system, decide if you want to build or purchase complete, then look around and see what appears to have what you need. Zero in on a price range you are looking at and pick out 2 or 3 top contenders. Post links to the ad/web page for opinions and include a list of games you plan to play. We can give you a better opinion then. Look at Tigerdirect and Newegg as well as a local store's website or two. Look for what processor as well as the speed, how much memory, and what graphics are included (and what graphics upgrade is supported (PCIe-16-2x, etc)).

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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