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Ok I am getting a new motherboard so I can have more than 384mb RAM maximum. But I do not know anything about motherboards. I need to know if this would be capatible with my specs. I don't have alot to spend, so I went with the idea of buying a refurbished one from newegg. Also if you need anymore info on my computer, let me know and how to check it. And my computer is a Dell Dimension 4300.

Motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 813139146R

Specs:
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edit- Actually I just saw your system specs, it should work ok for you, though you may need to buy new ram to go with it.

2nd edit- Now that I think about it, why can't you put more than 384mb of ram in your existing motherboard? p4 1.6ghz isn't THAT old to be limited to that number.
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#1 - get ASUS
#2 - i would never get a refurbished product.

you may want to take a look at these before buying that - http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductLi ... erCata=280
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Well seeing as I don't have much to spend, I think I am gonna get this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 813131462R
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Why are you so quick to upgrade your motherboard if you have such little money? I think more than likely you can upgrade your existing ram and spend less.
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Ishii : good point !
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No, because form what bestbuy and 3 other computer dealers here in town say, no one makes a bigger size than 256 for my motherboard. I have a 128 and 256 in right now.
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DELL 4200 specs;
RAM installed 256 MB
Number of memory slots 2
RAM capacity 1024 MB
RAM type PC133 SDRAM
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Mine's a 4300. And where did you go to get that info?
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well...
DELL 4300 specs;
Memory

SDRAM PC133

Memory connectors: 2

Memory capacities: 64-, 128-, 256-, and 512-MB non-ECC or ECC SDRAM
Minimum memory: 64 MB

Maximum memory: 512 MB

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/s ... tm#1101572

And someone allmost with the same problem --> http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/199595
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I can send you some 512 sticks of pc133 SDRAM.

edit-It'd be worth a shot, I suspect all you'd need at most is a BIOS update to handle more than 512, though I don't even see why that's necessary unless Dell used a stupid brand of motherboard on that machine.
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I think I am gonna go ahead and buy this motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 813131462R

And get this RAM:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6820227006
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But why buy a new motherboard. When it says on dells own page, that you can use up to 512 mb of ram?
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I really need 1gb+. Since I am an avid gamer and some games don't run very well on 384mb RAM. Recently I had to go out and purchase a new video card so I could run some games, I was running a Rage 128 Pro which isn't good at all.
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So basically you're going to have a custom built machine in a dell case... if that was your idea all along, why didn't you just say so?
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That's not my idea, My computer is pretty much custom now as it is, radeon X700 pro, cd-rw/dvd combo, 120gb hdd, 250gb hdd, fairly new sticks of ram one 128 and one 256 instead of just 128.
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now all you need is to get rid of that crappy dell case. and get a one that actually works well :)

if you do get a new case, what would be your pricerange, because dell cases do not perform well at all. if you do not clean it dust will build up like none other. hahaha <3
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Doesn't dell cases have speciel power-cord thingy. So you can't use them with a normal motherboard?
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i wouldn't be suprised. they are very mean when it comes to upgrading... they are the devil - plus dell blows :)
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blink182av wrote:
i wouldn't be suprised. they are very mean when it comes to upgrading... they are the devil - plus dell blows :)


I like there laptops though :wink:
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eh, i used their laptops in my school in 5th grade. they were also really bad, your hand cannot touch below the keyboard or else the whole entire typing thing gets messed up, so you can't rest your hands. my opinion - everything of dell's is over rated. i think they curse their products so they will break the day after the warrantee is up.
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Well my computer is fully upgradable, I don't know what you guys are talking about, but Mine can have anything removed and replaced very easily by just unscrewing the little green tabs inside. And I have replaced the power supply once already due to mass power outages here that caused the crappy thing to blow.

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