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Old 11-22-2004, 12:41 PM   #1
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I have a bad computer. It is a dell 2350. Please, no slander. I was wondering, if it would be possible to purchase a new mother board, CPU, and graphics card, and just switch it with the one in there now?
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Old 11-22-2004, 01:06 PM   #2
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From what I have read here on the boards I would say not on the motherboard and cpu. As for the graphics card I am sure you should be able to. Anyone else want to second this. I would hate to give this person wrong information.
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Old 11-22-2004, 02:10 PM   #3
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I have tried to switch the graphics card, but there is an integrated graphics accelerator in the motherboard and I can't figure out how to disable it in the bios.
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Old 11-22-2004, 04:16 PM   #4
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I could be wrong, but I think you need to buy a whole new system just about... I know some Dell's used different power supplies so you can't use them without a converter of some sort.

I did have one computer where I couldn't disable the video, but I could set it to use AGP first. Maybe you could do that and use some other GFX card?
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Old 11-22-2004, 05:11 PM   #5
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yes......dells have abnormal cases (not atx) same with the power.

Bios versions are modified too..everything must go
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Old 11-22-2004, 05:37 PM   #6
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yes they are very impossible to do anything with. and dotn try flashing that bios.
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Old 11-22-2004, 07:18 PM   #7
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just do what all computer enthusiasts do... build your OWN!!!! YAY!!!! not only is it fun, you learn a lot in a the process too...
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