Solved Dell XPS 400 motherboard upgrade

February 7, 2014 at 19:36:20
Specs: Windows 7, 2.8GZ dual core Pentium D 3GB ddr2
I know this is an old computer I have the Dell XPS 400 it originally had windows XP pro 64 bit installed on it. I was wondering if the XPS 410 motherboard would fit in the case. I have read that the 410 motherboard accepts core 2 duo not sure if it true but if it is it would perform better than my Pentium D

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#1
February 8, 2014 at 05:22:16
Unless you can get parts extremely cheap, any money invested in that old system is a waste. What have you done to it otherwise?

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#2
February 8, 2014 at 07:41:28
right now it has 3gb ram and I have a video card on its way and I installed windows 7 home premium 32 bit other than that I haven't changed anything I don't have the money for a completely custom build so I figured I'd do what little I can and live with it till I find work.

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#3
February 8, 2014 at 09:13:44
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What are you trying to accomplish, better gaming performance? If money is tight, don't waste it on a board & CPU. And there's no point adding more RAM, Win7 32-bit can only use roughly 3GB & your board only supports 4GB anyway. Which video card did you order?

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#4
February 8, 2014 at 17:09:10
wasn't building it for gaming just to make it a little better and I ordered the ATI radeon HD 4350 figured it's enough for what I need it for the only games really played on here are facebook games. I've been looking at cases and stuff figuring that I should start with a case. I've found a few ATX mid cases with power supplies I was thinking maybe this case?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

or should I look for a case CPU combo? since I know CPU's can be expensive.


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#5
February 8, 2014 at 17:23:49
Or I could save up a little longer and buy a full set up like this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Combo...


looks like it'd come with everything I need except the CPU cooler which I might a oem one laying around that might work

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#6
February 8, 2014 at 23:07:13
Turns out I already have an ATX case I believe it is a micro as the stock MB in it was a micro-ATX board

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#7
February 8, 2014 at 23:44:47
Assuming I do have a micro ATX case this is the build I'm thinking about getting i should be able to save up for it and have the cash with in a couple months at longest
would it be decent for gaming?


http://secure.newegg.com/Shopping/S...

(I was getting off topic so I made new question see custom build low budget)

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