Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-29-2010, 12:20 PM   #21
..m.0,0.m..
Site Team
 
iPwn's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 3,870
Default Re: DeLl DiMeNsIoN 3000

Go to Google and type in "<Manufacturer> <Model> specs" and this will present you with a few sites that list out the specs of the machine. The first one that comes up is the dell website (for your machine), which I didn't check the first time, I apologize, and just saw that indeed the SSD that I suggested is not compatible with your machine. However though, on that page it does list the different connectors on the system. For example, on that dell site, if you look under connectors, you'll see the following:

System board connectors:
Primary IDE drive
40-pin connector on PCI local bus
Secondary IDE drive
40-pin connector on PCI local bus

This tells you that your Hard drive and CD/DVD drives connect using IDE whereas most SSD's connect using SATA. Some use PCI Express and a few other connections, but none of which your computer has.

To Sum up the thread, you're going to see the most gains in performance by using the programs that were previously mentioned in the thread. TuneUp Utilities, CCleaner, uninstalling bloatware and disabling startup items.
__________________

__________________
Me: You'd think as the dominant species we wouldn't be so effing stupid.
J: We're just intelligent enough to be completely effing stupid.
iPwn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2010, 03:17 PM   #22
In Runtime
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 112
Default Re: DeLl DiMeNsIoN 3000

Ok so basically there's no need to buy a ssd because it wouldn't be faster and none of them are compatible.
__________________

collibr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2010, 03:29 PM   #23
..m.0,0.m..
Site Team
 
iPwn's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 3,870
Default Re: DeLl DiMeNsIoN 3000

The SSD Would be faster, but unfortunately, not compatible with your machine.
__________________
Me: You'd think as the dominant species we wouldn't be so effing stupid.
J: We're just intelligent enough to be completely effing stupid.
iPwn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2010, 04:08 PM   #24
Golden Master
 
Cabbs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 7,912
Send a message via AIM to Cabbs
Default Re: DeLl DiMeNsIoN 3000

Why upgrade something so old? I'd just put the money towards a new rig.
__________________
=Like anime? Come to AnimeAppeal.com!=
||DFI UT P35||Q9550@3400 Mhz||Geil 4GB RAM||Radeon 5770||
Cabbs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2010, 05:36 PM   #25
In Runtime
 
Danny93's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 139
Default Re: DeLl DiMeNsIoN 3000

I think you can get converters which convert SATA to IDE and than have a molex to SATA power but it wouldn't be worth it as you would still be using the old IDE cable on an IDE board which has a much much slower read/write rate than SATA-II
__________________
MSI 880G - AMD Athlon II X3 445 @ 3.72GHz - 4GB DDR3 1333MHZ DUAL CHANNEL MEMORY - SAPPHIRE HD5770 1GB GDDR5 - WD CAVIAR BLUE 500GB 7200RPM
Danny93 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2010, 06:23 PM   #26
In Runtime
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 112
Default Re: DeLl DiMeNsIoN 3000

Aight this is what I needed to know, thanks.
collibr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2010, 06:24 PM   #27
Fully Optimized
 
dude_56013's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 4,262
Default Re: DeLl DiMeNsIoN 3000

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cabbs View Post
Why upgrade something so old? I'd just put the money towards a new rig.
Bingo. This whole talk about upgrading a Dell about made me fall off my chair in laughter.
__________________

dude_56013 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:31 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0