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Old 04-14-2008, 06:13 PM   #1
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i have a Dell Dimension 5100 its about 4 years old. i dont want to get rid of much, just upgrade it. i want to keep xp. also i would like a medium sound card and an medium video card (tv tuner).

this is what i want (i think).

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115018
will this fit with the mother board i have?

Seagate Barracuda ES ST3750640NS 750GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148152
i want to keep the old one too if i can.. soooo can i?

CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145033
will this fit?
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Old 04-14-2008, 06:19 PM   #2
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none of that will go in a dell 5100, if im right
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lol well im boned then. any thoughts on what will?
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If you want the SATA drive, then i'd suggest buying a SATA raid card for one of the PCI slots.

something like this

http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx...ationKey=11021
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Mmm.

The RAM won't fit.

Quad Core just isn't an option. Single Core only.

A solution for the Hard drive is above. You would have to use 5'1/4'' to 3'1/2'' adaptors and mount it in a spare 5'1/4''bay.

Sound card wise you could check out the Creative Sound Blaster X-FI Xtreme Gamer. Costs about £50 squid.
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Mmm.

The RAM won't fit.

Quad Core just isn't an option. Single Core only.

A solution for the Hard drive is above. You would have to use 5'1/4'' to 3'1/2'' adaptors and mount it in a spare 5'1/4''bay.

Sound card wise you could check out the Creative Sound Blaster X-FI Xtreme Gamer. Costs about £50 squid.

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lol well im boned then. any thoughts on what will?
Not boned but just a little re-think needed.

Well the best bet if you like all that gear is to fine a decent microATX mobo that'll take all these goodies and slip slide in your case. Rather than trying to work around the mobo you have already.

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so ive done some reading and realized that none of that shit will work.. lol. so, what i think i want to do is add 4GB of SDRAM, and put in a new hard drive.

i have room, i just had the box open. i just need to know what connection it is on the hard drive. i was told ADA, but on newegg it only says ADA100 and some other ADA shit.
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If you want those components you need a new computer :\
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so ive done some reading and realized that none of that shit will work.. lol. so, what i think i want to do is add 4GB of SDRAM, and put in a new hard drive.

i have room, i just had the box open. i just need to know what connection it is..
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