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Old 07-05-2006, 10:51 PM   #11
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You would not have to buy new RAM, if you really want, just buy an ATX case, a new motherboard, and build everything up, and you will have a customized PC then, no more DELL logo's on boot up lol

You could get an AMD, and just find a motherboard that supports the RAM you use, that would not be too hard to do. What are your current specs? And which socket number do you use at the moment?
I use PC4200 DDR2 RAM (dual channel) which runs at 533MHZ on my system but I think can go at 667MHZ too but i'm not sure. My video card is a PCI-EX16 ATI Radeon X300SE Hypermemory (i'll upgrade that eventually). I haven't been able to find any AMD boards that use that but maybe there's one that does use it. The socket type is LGA775 according to CPU-Z. I wasn't sure so I just used that.

Also, how do i remove that stupid dell logo at startup? It's been bugging me for months!
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Old 07-06-2006, 12:30 AM   #12
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UPDATE:
I've found the components I want to get when i do my upgrading.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811156136

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128250

I went with the gigabyte mobo because i've heard good things about them. I've decided to go with the green raidmax case because I think it would look cool and Green is my favorite color. Now it's just a matter of time when I can get these upgrades
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Well, go for it, and post pics when you have done!
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Yep - only problem with Dell is they have their own custom sized motherboards which can be hard to fit.

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Old 07-06-2006, 04:31 PM   #15
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OK I have one last question. Don't laugh at me for this... I've never had to do this but how do I remove the CPU from the motherboard when I want to. Also do I have to get a new heatsink or anything?
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Ok, you need to unclip the heatsink, then, lift up the lever, carefully take the CPU out, and your done.
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