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Old 01-03-2014, 05:16 PM   #1
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I Have a Dell Dimension 3000, I've had it for 8 years. Is there any upgrades I could do to it? Let me know what I could do to it.
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Old 01-03-2014, 06:59 PM   #2
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Something that old usually isn't worth upgrading. You might be able to throw more RAM at it and bigger hard drive.
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Old 01-03-2014, 08:49 PM   #3
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It can only support up to 2GB of ram and your upgrade path isn't good. You are better custom building a new and better PC which is very good and you will be recommended to do so by the majority of members here, Have a look at the DIY kits that Newegg offer Newegg.com - DIY PC Combos, DIY Computer Bundles which are very cheap.
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If you want to upgrade, RAM is properly the only think worth considering.
According to this web site it only supports 1 GB of RAM and comes with only 256mb
Dell Dimension 3000 Specs (Celeron D 2.4GHz, 256MB RAM, 40GB HDD, XP Home) - Desktops - CNET Reviews

I have found this 1x1 kit on ebay for a low price of 18 bucks.
Newegg.com - 1GB DDR PC2700 333 MHz LOW DENSITY MEMORY FOR DESKTOP

For a computer this old, i'll recommend switching to an OS that is designed to run on older computers.
Checkout Linux Lubuntu. It will do wonders on that old PC compared to a windows OS
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According to crucial scanner it allow's up to 2GB Computer memory upgrades for Dell Dimension 3000 Desktop/PC from Crucial.com but the OP will need to the run scanner to confirm if he/she chooses to upgrade the ram. Like BikerEcho said Lubuntu is a good idea though I've never used it I've heard good things about it.
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@BK 123 what OS do they come with? @BikerEcho I'll Give that a try, What's the better way to download the file?
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Here you go: lubuntu | lightweight, fast, easier

Just click on the first link. the "[Download lubuntu (Intel x86) desktop CD] " link
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@BK 123 what OS do they come with? @BikerEcho I'll Give that a try, What's the better way to download the file?

They won't come with an OS, You'll need to install Windows or another OS.
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I would personally just build a new PC that isn't worth investing any money on.

Let us know what path you want to take and we can help.

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Old 01-10-2014, 05:13 PM   #10
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Well I decided to build my computer. So any info you guys have to help out it would be nice. Thanks!!
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