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Q: Lifecam vx-3000

Hello everyone i have windows 7 32 bit and i have installed and used my lifecam vx-3000 and loved it but gave it up for a few months and went to start it up and the lifecam default program stops responding. i also used webcammax but that stopped responding also... i have uninstalled the drivers and software and have reinstalled everything and i get nothing in return. also the lifecam default program, when i run it with the webcam unplugged, says no cam plugged into this pc, so it's not the program. plz help

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Preferred Solution: Lifecam vx-3000

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A: Lifecam vx-3000

Test the cam on another PC. That will verify a cam or PC/software issue.

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/lifecam-vx-3000.1032033/
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Why doesn't my microsoft lifecam work with windows 7? Is there a simple way to fix this problem?
 

A:Windows 7/Microsoft Lifecam

We would need the model number to tell you a reason to why it is not working, and if there is a fix.. If there is no supported driver for windows7, you may need to attempt to use a Windows Vista driver and run it in compatibility mode.

If these options are not possible, you may have to purchase a new one.

Please reply back with the model of the webcam.
 

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using 2600K with Intel HD3000 integrated GPU and ASROCK EXTREME4 Motherboard

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PROBLEM:

When I connect a display to the motherboards DVI/HDMI port the intel HD3000 GPU seems to take "priority". Games will run sluggish like the 560ti GPU's are not being used at all. I realise that I could use another port in my GPUs but that is not relevant to my question.

Is it possible to use the motherboards DVI/HDMI port and also utilise the GPUs or will they always be disabled in this case?

I expect the solution might be something simple but I haven't found it. Latest GPU/Lucid Virtu drivers.
 

A:Intel HD 3000 GPU question

Schmutz said:





Is it possible to use the motherboards DVI/HDMI port and also utilise the GPUs or will they always be disabled in this case?Click to expand...

Why would you want to do this anyway? Do your GPUs not have the DVI/HDMI connections you want?
 

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A:New PSU for Dell Dimension 3000

That is a base line computer with a barely adequate power supply and the simplest, least expensive of motherboards. You can replace the power supply easily for $35 or so... and with a used one for half that. You might want to borrow a PSU to power up and be certain the problem is not the system board itself.
Look at the back of your case to get the configuration right, as many power supplies will not fit due to the placement of the power socket vs what the case allows. You do not need to use a Dell PSU, but you need to assure the power socket is in the right place.
 

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cheers in advance.
 

A:Acer Ferrari 3000 screen problems

Yes, these wires might have pulled out of the inverter connector, and this connector might still be inserted into the inverter. Look carefully. You might have to take the laptop in to a repair shop to have this fixed with spare parts
 

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i am thinking of upgrading my dell dimension 3000 to a HIS ATI RADEON HD4350 512MB PCI 4350 graphics card

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cheers, if you need specs i can put them up later
 

A:Dell Dimension 3000 graphics upgrade

All you need do is check that your PC matches the minimum, or better, system specs at the bottom of this page.

http://www1.sapphiretech.com/us/products/products_overview.php?gpid=263
 

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A:Help resolving USB problem with Lenovo 3000 N100?

If there is a downloadable Windows based bios flashing utility from Lenovo for your model laptop you should be able to use it to flash the bios without much trouble, regardless of the Windows version installed. Don't worry about having no battery installed. Bios flashing should never be done on battery power alone. If the laptop can boot from the CD/DVD you could flash the bios using a CD/DVD image. You will also have an option to back up the current bios to a file. If the bios flashing fails, the laptop may be rendered useless, so no recovery can be attempted
 

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i wanna use this for wow

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Mainly wanna upgrade graphics and powers supply

other cheap upgrades will work too


I would love if someone could create list for me budget 300 but go cheap
 

A:Dell Dimension 3000

If you would like suggestions for upgrading, you will have to post your system specifications. Otherwise it's impossible to suggest an upgrade.
 

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A:Problems restoring Lenovo 3000 N100 laptop XP Professional

I don't think XP is sold any longer, but if you can find an XP install disc, you can use it to delete the old partition(s) and freshly format the hard drive and install XP correctly
 

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I have a Lenovo 3000 N100 0768FGG model. I'm facing a problem when I press any key on the keyboard any device connected to USB port disconnects and reconnects. This is really frustrating I've been searching for the solution on the internet for quite some time and I came across this board. So please can anyone help me with this problem? It will be a great help if anyone can advise a solution..... Thanks

Kind Regards

Faisal
 

A:USB disconnects when any key is pressed on the keyboard : Lenovo 3000 N100

Yes Faisal,
a bios upgrade will fix this issue. Check for a bios update from Lenovo support
 

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Hi i'm new here!!

Well 'im thinking to upgrade the Mobo of this old PC

MotherBoard:

GIGABYTE GA-H55M-USB3 LGA 1156 Intel H55 HDMI USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Thats the mobo, with an I5 750 Processor and Corsair 550 Watts

This will work in that case....?

P.S: I'm not too good with the english
 

A:Upgrading a Dell Dimension 3000

You have to make sure the form factor will fit your case.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_form_factor
That mobo wil not fit into your old case, you should just buy a new cheap case that fits your new mobo's form factor and swap everything over. Make sure you have enough ide\sata cables with your new mobo to connect your devices such as your cd rom, floppy drive hard drive etc. If you need to you can buy cheap sata to ide converters and ide to sata.
 

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Any advice would be appreciated.

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A:Lenovo 3000 C200 and USB disconnecting problem

This problem is known on the Lenovo 3000... you might look on the Lenovo or Thinkpad sites for more assistance on how to resolve it. But There are some major defects that appear on some Lenovo 3000 system boards.
 

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Consider reading this article.
 

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A:Graphics card for Dell Dimension 3000

It has been a while since I had my hands in a Dimension 3000, but as I recall, that machine only will accept PCI graphics cards.
The ATI Radeon 7000 is/was an AGP card, designed for older MacIntosh AGP 4X boards.

Does your Dell have an AGP slot? Or is my memory fading.
 

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A:Dell Dimension 3000: Help with new Graphics Card upgrade

You said you "put it in" I hate to ask a stupid question but did you run the installation CD/DVD that came with it?

-- Andy
 

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A:Dimension 3000

The Dell Dimension 3000 is a very good, but very basic computer. It is known for reliability, but not for expandability.
You do not have an adequate power supply to be adding much, and you are limited on video graphics.
the VGA to DVI converter adapters seldome work in those Dell series from 2200, 2300, 2400, 3000, and when they do, they do not last.
Strongly consider whether you want to shorten the life of your Dimension 3000, as that is a likely result.
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A:Dell Dimension 3000 Upgrades Problems

Hi 6one9,

After taking a brief glimpse of the computer specs and the card specs, it looks like the card is actually a PCI-e interface as opposed to the Dell Dimension 3000 which only has PCI expansion slots.

That aside, the card you bought is a decent card that should play all games at a moderate graphic level. The power supply that you have seems to do the job. If you needed one, you would notice right away when the computer would not start up.

What is the service tag on the computer?
 

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A:PCI graphics card for Dell Dimension 3000

Hi James,
as far as pci cards go im not sure if this is the top dog, but its up there
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130451
don't expect to much in the way of gaming
 

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A:Upgrading Dell Dimension 3000

Well what is your current processor?
 

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A:USB problem with lenovo 3000 n100

See How to Reinstall Your USB Controllers and Motherboard Chipset Drivers
See USB Device Problems? Check for Windows Updates as well
 

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A:Nothing but problems with Lenovo n100 3000

You should go to the Lenovo Driver Matrix, to download and install all drivers listed, using the text explanations exactly.
When done properly, your Lenovo 0768-A49 will work just fine.
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A:Upgrading Dimension 3000

Get a GeForce 6200 or FX5500 PCI card and call it a day.

What are you going to use the computer for BTW?
 

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A:Dell 3000 help

Your Dell windows will not work with another motherboard... so that will be another $94 to $145 depending on what you get where.
The power supply is decent, but it does not have the ability to handle a good graphics card.
Your Dell Dimension 3000 is a simple budget machine that works very well in the format with which it was sold. It doesn't have the slots for a good graphics card. It doesn't have the space for a great power supply.
You will not be able to play those games well enough with this configuration to make you happy.
Adding 2 GB or memory will help, but not enough to make it into a gamer.
Get a decent computer and sell that one to somebody who needs it.
 

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Thanks
 

A:Sempron 2800+ Vs Sempron 3000+

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A:Dell Dimension 3000 upgrade

its so bad i'd say just build a new computer

sell your psp for 100 - 150 and hope to get around 300 bucks

use some parts from your dell and build a new one =] thats what i would say

i'd reccomend a

e5200 $72 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116072

asus p5ql pro $60 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131329R

ram 2gb $21 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227124

gfx 9800gt $121 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500080

psu $25 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817709012

your total is around $178

just use your old case and etc [hopefully you have a sata hd]

also assuming you live in the us

and those are just some suggestions on parts, but anyways, if you can go find cheaper for those parts, go for it, but yeah, just showing you

have fun!
 

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A:Dimension 3000 - 478 socket 3.4ghz cpu?

Can we have the service tag number?
 

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A:Microsoft Lifecam VX-3000 Problems

If no one can help me with my problem, can anyone point me in the right direction on where I can resolve it. (Other than Microsoft Customer Support that is, that's definitely a last resort).
 

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It's frustrating me cause I can't use a USB mouse.
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I'm using a Lenovo 3000 N100 0689GRA.
 

A:Solved: Pressing key disconnects USB Lenovo 3000 N100 0689GRA

How many USB ports does that have? and what are connecting them. If you could also please look in your event viewer (Start>control panel>administrative tools>eventviewer, and check the "SYSTEM" area. double click any item in that list for a detailed description. You should see some errors.
 

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A:Will a Dimension 3000 mobo fit in an ATX case?

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A:How do I fit a 120mm fan in a Dell Dimension 3000?

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The 120 mm fan will never fit the 100 mm hole...

You might just look for a much better quality 100 fan. Some have better designed blades and run very quietly while moving a lot more air.
 

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A:Installing new motherboard on Dimension 3000

instaling....

I figured it out all by my self.. Seems that noone else knows how either but I figured it out. Thanks. Over and out
 

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Check out the info in this thread:
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I would like to upgrade my cpu/processor in my Dell Dimension 3000 (yep, it's kinda old),from: Intel Celeron CPU 2.40GHz Socket 478 (as it says in my "System Properties") to a Intel Pentium 4 with 3.0+GHz.
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A:Dimension 3000 cpu/processor upgrade

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A:Dell Dimension 3000 upgrade?

duet_mimas said:



Alright, I was thinking about getting a new computer but I'm on a budget. Right now I have a demension 3000 which is getting kinda old and out of date. It's slowing down on me on the simple processes. And frankly I'm wondering if it's going to crash on me soon. But I knew that i could probably salvage it a little bit. If the hard drive is wiped. But, I would also like to do a parts upgrade. I know I would like a bigger hard drive (80 gb at the moment) and more ram (512 mb currently) and I was wondering if that would be enough. I would really like to get into some video editing and this computer handles it ok... just well with it's celeron processor that's that only thing that it will be doing. I was wondering if i could upgrade the 2.40 Ghz celeron processor to something that's still intel...

Or should i just say forget it and get a new computer all together?Click to expand...

If you're serious about upgrading the CPU, make sure you visit Dell's support site for the Dimension 3000 and download the BIOS update (A01 to A03). This update enables the PC to accept the larger CPU's. Visit either Ebay or Ewiz.com for the best CPU prices. If you're on a budget and don't want to spend a lot on the CPU, then don't bother with the Hyper-Threading CPU or the newer Norwood chips. Research on Prescott vs Norwood (HT and non-HT) shows that there isn't a significant increase in CPU speed, probably so small you wouldn't notice Click here for article

Also, considering that you're wanting to do video editing, upgrade your video card (PCI, not PCI-E) to a card with at least 256mb. A 128mb card will work, but for a few dollars more, take the leap, it'll be worth it to you. Plan on spending upwards of $50 for a "good" PCI card. Click here for a GeForce 6200 at Newegg.com - it's only $45.99.

As suggested by Zenosincks, upgrade the memory to 2GB. I'm not sure if you have a Fry's Electronics near by, but they always have weekly specials for 2GB. Right now they're something like $79 for two sticks and comes with a $50 rebate - so it's only about $29 total. Or you can buy from Ebay, as they're always is good prices there, but you have to be careful and read the auctions as I seen some auction for DDR 3200 memory that wouldn't work in the Dimension. I was wondering why the price was so low and nobody was buying them. You have to watch out.

If you reformat your HDD, add 1GB of memory (plus use one of the 256mb sticks), and upgrade the video card, your system would be significantly faster than what you're used to now. I just got bought a Dimension 3000 off Ebay for $116 and I'm quite surprised at how fast these 2.4Ghz Celerons are, but my current PC at work and home were much slower (2Ghz P4 and 1.7Ghz P4). Computers are so cheap now, you can buy a lowly P4 2Ghz or slower for less than $100 and use that for web surfing and file storage and then use the faster PC for "real" work.
 

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A:Dell Dimension 3000 PCI graphics upgrade?

either Geforce 6200 or the Radeon x1550 would be good cards. Stay away from the Geforce FX 5200 256mb or the Radeon 9250 256mb as both are old and not going to help u much.
 

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A:Dimension 3000 upgrade help

You could spend like $675.00 at Dell and purchase a computer that would blow your ancient Dell Deminsion 3000 away. You'd get a new Dell Inspiron 530 with an IntelŪ Core?2 Duo Processor E4600, Windows XP Home, no monitor, 2GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz- 2DIMMs memory, 250GB Serial ATA Hard Drive, 16x DVD+/-RW Drive, nVidia GeForce 8300GS 128MB video card, Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio, Dell USB Keyboard and Dell Optical USB Mouse, No Floppy Drive Included, No Modem option, no wireless adapter, no optional ports, no printer, no speakers, no surge protector, no security suite (because you'll download Avast or AVG instead), no productivity software (because you'll download Open Office instead), no entertainment editing software (because you'll download Paint.net instead), and none of the other stuff they offer except the one year warranty.

All of this can be yours for $569.00 plus tax plus shipping.

Your old computer is way to slow to really get any benefit from changing the processor or adding more memory. It doesn't have an AGP slot for a faster video card so you'd be stuck buying an PCI video card, a new power supply, and more memory. The only thing good about your computer is that it would be fairly cheap (roughly $150-$300) to ?upgrade? but doing so wouldn't make your computer much faster.
 

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A:Dell Dimension 3000 Jaton GeForce 6200 PCI, is this good?

The Diamond Stealth Radeon X1550 PRO 256MB PCI will come out on top if you're looking at 128-bit PCI video cards =D

I THINK its the only X1550 128-bit video card.

Just do some research will ya?
 

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If you merely want a replacement, then the Dell Optiplex 170L or 170XL board will fit and work, and is cheaper because nobody knows about it.

With other boards, you have case problems, space problems, power supply problems...

There are not many boards that will fit the same spots with the same connectors.
But if you are willing to upgrade the power supply, the heatsink and fan, and change the memory, you are on your way.
One problem is that the CPU heatsink and fan will not transfer over easily... The Dell 3000 board heatsink frame is cheap plastic and will easily break if dimensions change.
Changing to a non-Dell board will mean that your Dell recovery disc set will not work, Windows will not install, and your current hard drive will be shut down by Windows XP when it detects the hardware change.

The bottom line is that unless you just upgrade the board, it is cheaper and better to get a computer case to go with it, and start over. A new case will be cheaper than upgrading the Dell Case.
 

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guys plz help me out here!! is the radeon x1550 the best pci card out there?
 

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The game requires a Geforce2 or higher, is the 5200 higher than a Geforce2?
Do these Dells have PCI ports?
Any other factors I need to consider before buying a graphics card?
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A:What graphics card for Dimension 3000?

PCI only (not too good)
read your manual
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim3000/en/SM/specs.htm#wp1075776

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133007
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814143032

look for 128bit, not 64bit
these 2 are 128bit/256mb
 

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A:AGP or PCI in Dimension 3000, E310?

Here's all the information

Dimension 3000
http://www.support.dell.com/support...rt/en/product_support_central?c=us&l=en&s=gen

Dimension 3100/E310
http://www.support.dell.com/support...rt/en/product_support_central?c=us&l=en&s=gen
 

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A:Kingwin AS-3000 Modifications

We would like to see a photo. Thanks for letting us know.
 

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I have a dell dimension 3000 pent 4 windows XP. The current graphics card appears to be "onboard" my son is having problems playing some games and I was told I could add a better graphics card. Not knowing a whole lot about computers, I purchased a BFG Tech Nvidia 6200OC graphics card. I put it in an available slot in the computer and attempted to install it, messages appear it is working properly but.... I think there is some conflict between the "onboard" one and the installed one I want to use. Is there a way to "disable" an onboard graphics card? and once I do disable if possiable THEN do I plug the monitor into the new card?
Thanks for your help, ....my sons REALLY thank you....
momof4
 

A:Adding graphics card to Dell Dimension 3000

Your manual will tell you how to disable your onboard graphics. If you haven't got it then visit the dell website.
 

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Im gonna be using my old floppy drive for my new build. My questions is: Will my old Dell still work properly without the floppy drive?
 

A:Using old Dell Dimension 3000 Floppy Drive

it will if u do not have to install something that takes a floppy to install so yes.
 

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Yeah i know. Dell Dimension 3000...old as a dinosaur, But its all i got for now.
My question is...Will I need a new PSU when adding the new RAM? In the future im also going to be adding a new CPU.

EDIT:
Is it possible to add a Intel Core 2 Duo CPU?
 

A:Adding 2gb DDR to a Dell Dimension 3000

Adding memory should not necessitate a PSU upgrade unless you're really currently borderline. Changing the CPU not be a problem unless there's a very big difference between you have now & the one you intend to put.

I doubt you'll be able to run a Core 2 Duo on that machine though but I'm not sure as I can't seem to find any info on such a possibility.
 

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I have an MSI K8MM3 motherboard with AMD Sempron 3000 processor.

Each time I power it up, it works for about 1/2 hour and then cuts out, usually when the CPU temp reaches about 31 degrees C. Is there a way to stop this happening, or have I just got to buy a super powerful fan? 31 degrees C doesn't seem a very high temperature to me. Could the 'quiet n' cool' feature be causing this ?

Help !!
 

A:MSI K8MM3 / AMD SEMPRON 3000 cutout

31 is quite cool - but it may not be reported correctly.

Try the scientific method and touch the Heatsink as near the base as possible after it's been running a few minutes.

If it's unconfortably hot, that's your culprit. remove the Heatsink, clean the gunk off it and the CPU thoroughly, and use some decent thermal paste. Just apply some about the size if a grain of rice to the center of the CPU and reinstall the heatsink..

Whilst you are in there, see if the Northbridge is getting hot too {the other heatsink}. Look at the Capacitors {little barrel looking components on the board} and make sure none of the tops look bulging or rusty.

Is all that checks out OK - try running Memtest and verify your RAM isn't the culprit
 

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Hey there this I my first post Sorry I m already asking for help I have a Dell Heroes Dell not good on Company of 3000 I bought about years ago recently I have upgraded it to GB of RAM I got a MB video card and a GB external hard drive I Company of Heroes not good on Dell 3000 did this mainly so I could play games a little newer than C amp C Generals My computer has a gHz Celeron processor I have just been given the new Company of Heroes game which says my computer has a quot Poor quot CPU even though on the box it says gHz is recommended and is the minimum I have the game on the lowest graphics settings and it runs so slow it isn t funny How hard is it to install a new CPU And since my current motherboard is PCI and my modem and video card are PCI will I need to get new ones if I can get a new CPU with PCIe slots or similar My CPU is a apparently a socket whatever that means Any help would be much apreciated Thanks heaps nbsp

A:Company of Heroes not good on Dell 3000

Go to systemrequirementslab.com to test.
WHat is your video card model? Because in my system I have a 3.0Ghz CPU, 1.25GB RAM, and an Nvidia Geforce fx 5700le. My bottleneck is the videocard Your CPU seems strong.
 

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Hello, we have a Dell Dim 3000. I read an article that says that you cannot upgrade the integrated graphic card because the motherboard has no AGP or PCI-e slot. Is this true or is there a way to upgrade the graphics?

Thanks
 

A:Graphic Card upgrade in a Dell Dimension 3000?

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

While it is true your computer doesn`t have AGP or pci-e slots, it does have 3 pci slots.

So, a pci graphics card upgrade is possible and would be far better than your current onboard graphics chip.

Take a look at this excellent thread HERE.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
 

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Hey everyone I m new to this site and everything dealin w the hardware of a computer I Dimension HELP!! the slot?~ ram NEED I Dell 1GB CPU 3.00GHz 3000 do find ~Where m kinda in a bad spot now and i ve always kinda been since i bought this NEED HELP!! Dell Dimension 3000 3.00GHz 1GB ram ~Where do I find the CPU slot?~ computer Well my question in general is Can anyone tell me is there any way to find the CPU slot my motherboard has Specs are Dell Dimension Pentium GHz and GB of ram Little backround info on why i need this answered i m NEED HELP!! Dell Dimension 3000 3.00GHz 1GB ram ~Where do I find the CPU slot?~ a gamer and always have been for about yrs now but when i bought this computer some yrs ago it had the intel graphics controller as a video card i upgraded if u can call it an upgrade to the only direct x video card that was pci only a nvidia FX now i m trying to get the fps for the newer games that are coming out and i need a new motherboard for my comp so i can get NEED HELP!! Dell Dimension 3000 3.00GHz 1GB ram ~Where do I find the CPU slot?~ a PCI-E PLEASE HELP ME OUT BECAUSE DELL WONT RELEASE THIS INFORMATION TO ME B C THEY DON T SUPPORT THIRD PARTY UPGRADES nbsp

A:NEED HELP!! Dell Dimension 3000 3.00GHz 1GB ram ~Where do I find the CPU slot?~

I had the exact PC a few years ago so I think that I can help. Your PC is a normal ATX type computer. Any atx mobo will fit in there. Do you live near a warehouse type store like "Fry's Electronics"? They specialize in PC parts and have excellent deals on mobo/cpu bundles. I upgraded to a socket 775 board with a dual core Pent D 945 Presler cpu. The board takes the pc-3200 400 mhz ram or the pc-4200 533mhz ram (DDR2). So you can use your current ram for now. I suggest DDR2 when you can. (2GHZ). The pci-express slot is there, as are SATA inputs if you upgrade your hardisk sometime. Good Luck.
 

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Alright trying yet again I had one Computer tower working however noisy due to an old CPU Fan Rang SMBT Computing asking for a home visit to replace AMD Athlon XP CPU Fan due to my inability o leave the house because of a broken leg The Proprietor came ripped out the old CPU Fan with some force on the floor of my office He then replaced the old fan with the new one According to the CPU Fan Instructions a thermal paste needed to be applied evenly over the heatsink before application I observed Adam do no such thing After 64-bit 754 CPU, 1.8GHz, Socket 3000+ 754 Motherboard MD Sempron SOCKET & K8MM-V MSI replacement of fan which took under one minute from start to finish he restarted my Computer It would no longer work It hung at the black startup screen He then took my computer tower away saying he would need to run further tests After several phone calls by myself he said either the CPU or motherboard were damaged when HE had had replaced the CPU Fan He would install a new motherboard into my computer tower He did and a few days later my partner went and picked it up NB No mention of costs for parts and labour were MSI K8MM-V Socket 754 Motherboard & MD Sempron 3000+ 64-bit CPU, 1.8GHz, SOCKET 754 even brought up There error on installation there problem to fix Upon installation of the Operating System which kept encountering errors the motherboard was running The only problem being that upon any type of installation i e Critical Updates other Utilities the computer would shut down and reboot itself Even when the computer tower was left in idle it would shut down and reboot for no apparent reason I also spoke with a technician from SMBT told him of the automatic shutdowns MSI K8MM-V Socket 754 Motherboard & MD Sempron 3000+ 64-bit CPU, 1.8GHz, SOCKET 754 and subsequent reboots It was indicated by him the motherboard they had installed was faulty To return the tower back to them this was done week later the proprietor from SMBT Computing rang and said he had a working motherboard installed on my system and would be ready for pickup in a couple of hours He also asked what CPU I had installed on my system prior to my computer tower being broken I once again told him it was an AMD Athlon XP I received a phone call an hour later telling me a nd hand motherboard MSI K MM-V Socket Motherboard and who only knows whether or not it was also a nd hand CPU AMD Sempron -bit CPU GHz SOCKET was in my tower and ready to be picked up I loaded the OS on it all was well for about a week I rebooted the PC and got nothing Not even the BIOS would show up This third mobo is an MSI so I went to there website it said remove CMOS Battery for minutes and remove the JBAT for seconds so I did I unplugged the harddrive DVD Rom swapped out of the sticks of RAM changed my new Graphics card for an old one that I knew worked just in case it was the Graphics Card Plugged it back in minus everything except for RAM and Graphics Card Restarted it heard beep and then looked a lovely black screen In the meantime they have sent me an Invoice for for a quot new albeit a nd hand mobo and an upgraded CPU In the meantime I have stripped the PC right down removed the mobo and am planning on returning it to SMBT Computing with the message of quot Here s your mobo CPU back jam your bill where the sun don t shine quot On the bright side my new dual core tower is working like a charm I had planned on keeping the tower as a backup PC just in case my new tower died on me I am still looking into buying a brand new mobo and CPU and putting it together myself I am pretty sure this mobo is DEAD however there maybe something I have overlooked PS I hope this doesn t count as a triple post and no I am not a blonde I am a redhead lolz Oh and just for the record I live in Australia we do not have BBB here nbsp

A:MSI K8MM-V Socket 754 Motherboard & MD Sempron 3000+ 64-bit CPU, 1.8GHz, SOCKET 754

G'Day - I would not waste time on it. I think your idea of sending it back with the bill is spot on. Don't forget to lay it on thick that you are incapacitated and have been taken advantage of over this.
Albert (Whinging Pom) Lionheart
 

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J
 

A:Upgraded mobo in dimension 3000 - Need front audio pin out - PLEASE HELP

If you can find the original boards specs, you would be able to identify the 10-pin connectors wiring. Then convert it to the new motherboards setup
 

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Done a fair bit of searching and came up with this http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...&n=560798&s=electronics&qid=1188755729&sr=8-1
Would it be a worthy upgrade for my old beast?
Can i ever expect to be able to play the new halflife episodes or the like on the 3000 just with a pci graphics card upgrade such as this one? suggest something better?
im sure as you can tell im a complete noob so any help would be muchly appreciated,
cheers
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A:Dell 3000 graphics upgrade?

You could do better if you can find one. Since you can use PCI only your choices are limited. Either a X1550 or a 6200. The 5200 will work fine though.
 

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Look below.
 

A:Modding a Dimension 3000.

I think DDR2 would be a better investment than DDR1.

What is in your Dell right now, and what of it do you intend to keep? I don't know if I totally understand what you're trying to do.
 

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Have Dell Dimension 3000 with Intel Integrated graphics. BIOS settings allow choice of 1 or 8 MB in video buffer? Currently set as 1 - what, if any, does changing to 8 do?

Thanks.
 

A:Onboard Video Buffer - 1 or 8? Dimension 3000

you can set it to 8 to improve video performance. this will 'take' 8mb away from your system's total memory, but that will have virtually no effect as it is a neglible difference.
 

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hi i just tried installing a 1gb pc3200 ddr sdram into my dell dimension 3k. when i turn it on the pc begins beeping and nothing happens. i dont want to beleive that i wated my money for nothing. can anyone pleaaase help?

here are the module's specs:
1GB DDR 184Pin
1x 1GB
400 Mhz
1024MB x 1
High Density Chip configuration 128x64
Non ECC
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CAS LATECY CL3
 

A:dell dimension 3000 memory issue

Hi crymz and welcome to Techspot

Dells (like most brand-named Pc's) often use cheap motherboards which are very picky about RAM. I ran into the same issue when trying to upgrade my mother's Dell Demension 2300.

your computer beeps when you have your new RAM stick installed, is that stick combined with another (older) RAM stick or is it installed by itself? if it's by itself and you get error beeps when booting then that RAM stick will never work with that board, but if it only beeps when installed next to another (older) RAM stick then they may be imcompatible. try the new RAM stick by itself and see what happens...

:wave:
 

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we just finished this new rig, quietones 3000, with 780ghp pump. you can see more fabrication pictures of this project at http://www.customsssolutions.com
 

A:QuietOnes 3000 Custom Watercooler

wow :shocked:

very nice work my friend. I'm impressed
 

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Thought I d start a new thread as there may be others with the same dilemma with the new widescreen LCD s Brand new to this forum but I ve been scaling over it to help me decide which video card to buy for my Dimension My Dimension AS IS before upgrades see below P mhz MB L cache GB RAM ATA HD Onboard Intel Extreme Graphics SoundBlaster Live Audio Stock W PSU DVD drive DVD RW drive quot floppy drive Thing is I AM NOT A GAMER but am a digital photographer that would like to increase image handling performance A and New Disclaimer: Card I Dimension HP Video GAMER! for 3000 NOT AM HELP! W2207?.. ability to handle DSLR MP with multiple images HELP! New Video Card for Dimension 3000 and HP W2207?.. Disclaimer: I AM NOT A GAMER! in Photoshop CS Elements on my new quot LCD currently even without the LCD the HELP! New Video Card for Dimension 3000 and HP W2207?.. Disclaimer: I AM NOT A GAMER! system can t handle these in Elements without crawling watch streaming video and DVDs and do intense surfing and multitasking speed up applications So far I ve bought the following upgrades but have yet to install them HP W quot LCD - X max resolution THIS is the part I m most worried about that some of the gaming video cards may not support b c of the new aspect ratio and also allow the image to auto-rotate vertically with LCD without having to manually do it Two GB DDR RAM sticks to max out with GB RAM Seagate FreeAgent Pro GB eSATA external HD onboard is full esata PCI controller with ports esata internal sata the rest USB Now I m looking for the perfect video card for ME to run the LCD X as stated above and also give me greater graphics capacity overall AND give me the ability to have a dual monitor system eventually Note I d like to get a video card that doesn t need an extra fan cooling system that s a little past my techie-level or a greater power supply Between these two upgrades tho I would replace the PSU if necessary to achieve my main goals for upgrading this little guy Any suggestions at all would be AHHHH A breath of fresh air THANKS in ADVANCE nbsp

A:HELP! New Video Card for Dimension 3000 and HP W2207?.. Disclaimer: I AM NOT A GAMER!

Do you have an AGP slot on the motherboard, or just "onboard AGP video"? My friend bought an AGP card for his system and it turned out he only had "onboard AGP video" and no slot for the card.

pretty much any modern card can support widescreen, it would be best to get a card with DVI out if possible. DVI gives a sharper image over the analog EVGA output.
 

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A:What to do?: Dell Dim 3000

Which game are you trying to play in the first place? I've only seen frame skip options in emulators.
 

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Brand new to the forum - bear with me if this has been bounced around before I knew when I purchased the Dimension that it was not a quot gamer s quot machine but still I am disappointed with its graphic capabilities I understand that my only option to improve the graphics short of changing motherboard etc is to upgrade with a PCI card Apparently for Upgrade Graphics Dimension - Dell 3000 Suggestions Nvidia cards on the order of Fx LE are pretty good cards as far as PCi is concerned Not easy to find here in Winnipeg Canada but I m looking What I m wondering is if there are any Dell owners with similar PC s Dell Dimension 3000 - Suggestions for Graphics Upgrade who may have gone this route if so results am I correct in assuming that even with only PCI card upgrade it will be a big improvement over onboard graphics Intel Extreme Graphics G If I upgrade I will probably have retailer install as I am not that comfortable with the idea of trying it myself Any help comments suggestions would be appreciated Thanks in advance RandyH Dimension Processor - Pentium GHz Processor Speed - GHz RAM - MB OS - Windows XP Home OS version - Int Graphics - Intel G nbsp

A:Dell Dimension 3000 - Suggestions for Graphics Upgrade

You should have an AGP slot so I'd foreget about a PCI card if you want to do any real gaming. Radeon 9800 Pro's and XT's have gone down in price lately. Those would be a good match for your system. Id also get a 256mb card if you can afford it. A PCI card will be a big improvement over onboard graphics but unless you can find a FX5700 SE, the other PCI video cards arent going to work well for newer games.
 

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this is still considered a demension 3000 because im using the stock CPU, Motherboard, and case... however... as far as my knowledge goes... its the best running demension 3000 ever...
Processor - P4 HT 3.0GHz
Motherboard - Stock
Ram - 1GB PNY OPTIMA X2
Graphics Card - BFG Nvidia 6200 OC
Sound Card - Creative Soundblaster 24bit (soon to be X-Fi)
Cooling - Stock cooling + 120MM green led fan @ 1500RPM + 92mm fan @ 4000RPM
Lighting - The Fan like i said... and im debating getting green cold cathode 12" tubes... and putting a window in the door...
what you guys think eh?
 

A:Dell Demension 3000 That actually OWNS!!

Nothing really stands out in this build.

I wouldn't waste money on an X-Fi unless you're really picky about your sound. Most people probably won't hear the difference, or have the hardware to truly appreciate Hi-Fi sound.
 

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Hello,

I have a dell Dimension 3000 that I put some money into and I want to put it into a nice new case.

I was told the The Cabinet form factor is Micro tower/Mini tower.
and the motherboard is standard micro atx motherboard form factor.
But I don't no.

Can someone please link me to some cases that my dell will fit into.
I want one with fans/lights maybe a temp gauge.

Thank you so much
I been wanting to do this for a long time
 

A:What case will my Dell D 3000 fit into.

It will fit into any mid to full tower case, and probably some cases designed for micro atx. In short, nearly any case you find on newegg.com will work.
 

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Is a dell dimension 3000 an ATX form motherboard, or a Mini-ATX motherboard? Just wondering, because I want to know what type of motherboard will fit into it's case.
 

A:Dell Dimension 3000

It's a micro atx socket 478 board with ddr memory support.
 

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Hi all, I am new to techspot. Anyway I have a dell dimension 3000 and here are the specs:

pentium 4 3.0 ghz

geforce fx5500 pci graphics card

1 gb ram

200gb maxtor hard drive

250 watt powersupply

I am unsure what brand of motherboard is in it, but it is the standard 2005 dell dimension 3000 board.

Anyway I want buy a new motherboard and graphics card. I found 6 motherboards that I am pretty sure will work.http://www.pricegrabber.com/search_attrib.php/page_id=40/form_keyword=motherboard/rd=1/popup1[]=15:278/popup5[]=30:342/popup4[]=15:22 Does anyone have any suggestions on which motherboard to get? Also, do you guys have any suggestions on graphics cards? I want one that had a good bang for the buck.

Thanks
 

A:Help Upgrading Dell Dimension 3000- motherboard and graphics card

You should mention your budget, and the aim of this upgrade.

Unfortunately, the 478 CPUs are now becoming bottlenecks in the computer. Upgrading your graphics will see a performance increase, but don't bet on a really huge one. Also, Expect to pay a premium for AGP8X graphics cards which perform better than budget range. If you're up for the biggest AGP8X card, the X1950pro would be it, but there's a review somewhere which showed it doesn't perform much better than a 7600gs because of the CPU bottleneck.

Personally, the 6600gt is probably the sweet spot, maybe an X800XT, but not much more than that. Even then you'd be paying a premium for the AGP8X versions of those cards.

If you're after anything cheaper than the 6600gt, it wouldn't be worth your trouble IMO.

Of course, if you decide to switch over to PCIe, you may still be able to use your RAM by getting the E4300, coupled with a board which will support DDR RAM and PCIe 16x. These boards don't come easily though, but here's a couple from newegg....

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813127017
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813135023

It shouldn't come out to be much more expensive this way, because the savings from your graphics card (PCIe versions are alot cheaper) would go into the new processor.

Besides, you can sell the processor.

Of course, I'd recommend going all the way, but I'm aware of budget restriants... all you need for a full blown c2d system is DDR2 RAM.

Oops, forgot to mention about the powersupply, you can barely run good graphics cards on 250W powersupplies. I'd recommend you getting at least a 400W. That should do the trick unless you're going to spend quite abit on your graphics card...
 

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Hey Im new to this site and new to upgrading pc s Ive done a lot of research on it and know a little bit now I have a Dell Dimension Desktop 3000 Dimension Graphics Card Troubles P GHZ GB Ram and just upgrade my video card to a DFuzion ge PCI MB I am running it on Windows Vista Home Basic which I upgraded to a few weeks ago from windows XP Someone at Nvidia told me this would be the perfect card for this system so I purchased it The card installed fine updated the drivers and everything but ran into a problem when I went to play a game I wanted to test the card out so I downloaded a demo of a game online It installed fine but then when I went to play it the screen froze and the imfamous blue screen came up telling me the driver had to quit and the system had become unstable The computer then restarted I tried again and it had done the same thing I am lost Dimension 3000 Graphics Card Troubles on this because I did everything I was supposed to with the installation Anyone got any ideas what could cause this problem Im hoping its nothing serious nbsp

A:Dimension 3000 Graphics Card Troubles

Oh no, you're using 6200 to play in windows vista? It would not be perfect mate... Vista is using DX10 while 6200 is still DX9. If you want good gaming you must stick to XP or either you must buy hi-end GeForce 8800...
Vista is still 'new' and it doesn;t appear to be a 'gaming OS' so my suggestion have both xp and vista if you want to play...
 

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Hi guys,

My computer, dell dim 3000, was always noisy to begin with, and I'm ok with it.

3 weeks ago, I purchased new PSU (Antec 350W ATX), and the noise was reduced little bit when I first pluged it in. The PSU works great since Antec is a good name.

About 1 week ago, my computer started making noise really really loud if I leave it there and go away for 15 minutes or so. When I come back, it will be like that forever, and I will have to turn it off for 10 minutes.

If I leave the case open by one side, the noise will be reduced like 5 times (seriously, even more).

The only softwares that I installed by the time it started making noise is:
- Zone Alarm.
- AVG.
- Screensaver.

I never heard that these softwares can make noise, but hey who know, just tell you guys everything possible.

Thanks for reading,
D.
 

A:Dell Dim 3000 Fan noisy like hell!!!

Make sure no wires are hitting the spinning fan, Also clean all the dust off it, Seems like just a noisy fan issue,
 

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A:HP Pavillion zt 3000 "major boot problem"

CM_Lanman,

Did you ever resolve the issue? My daughter recently received the same model from a relative, (HP Pavillion zt3000), and the same thing happened to her. It appears the battery is charged and the computer is operational, but the screen is dark. I can lighten or darken the screen, but that is it.

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OK I have a low end computer, initially bought for my daughter. Well she now whats more lol, anyway can I change the mobo, psu ect......

Can any one give me any suggestions please

DELL 3000
P4 800 fsb
1 Gb mem
250 Gb hrd drive


Many Thanks for your help
 

A:Dell 3000 mobo

You can change it out. You have a micro atx socket 478 motherboard that takes ddr333 or ddr400 memory. Also, on the 3000 the power supply should be standard atx, so any psu should work, as long as it fits in the case(dell cases are small).

What are you looking to improve on the system? It has pretty good specs except for it having integrated intel graphics. I guess I'm asking what you want to keep and what you want to change.

vnf4ultra
 

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A:Need Advice: PSU for Dell Dim 3000

I would put something along the line of a 350-400w power supply of good make into that system. I put an antec 350w into my dell 2300(which has basically the same case). Good companies include: ocz, enermax, seasonic, fsp group, and many others. Most full size atx power supplies are the same size, but some units are longer than others, and in a cramped case a long power supply could be blocked by your cd drive(s).

Here're two power supplies that are great values for what you get.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817104901
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817104953

More memory takes slightly more power from your system, but not very much. Even a 250-300w decent unit should handle your current system, but a 350-400 gives you room for upgrades and won't stress the power supply as much.
 

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Specs:
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A:AMD 64 3000+ capping X1900GT?

Hi & Welcome to TS!

That AMD CPU is great, but might be bottlenecking a bit the X1900GT. Why don't you try to overclock a bit that 3000+? I managed to overclock my 3200+ to 3800+ speeds, and it gave a nice FPS boost.
 

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A:AMD64 3000+ to AMD64 X2 3800+ good upgrade?

Yes, that upgrade would be from single-core to dual-core; that in itself should make a pretty good difference. IMHO: GO FOR IT
--kitty500cat
 

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A:Ummm possible CPU upgrades for a Dell Dim 3000? *takes cover*

The processor in her PC will most probably be a Pentium 4 HT, which shows up as two processors but is actually only one physical processor and another virtual processor that shows up as two physical ones. The maximum supported by ur PC is a 3.0 GHz Pentium 4 HT Socket 478, so get that if u can afford it. Also, consider upgrading ur RAM to 1GB for better performance.
 

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you can do it manually by shorting the two pins on the motherboard that would normaly represent the power switch
 

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A:xp 3000+ oc

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A:Will I Have To WaterCool?? $3000 Gaming Computer Budget

hi mstpaintball,



I want to purchase my Motherboard and CPU in a Combo so that the CPU is already installed to the MotherboardClick to expand...

I would recommend doing it yourself. otherwise you will be paying them money to do less than 1 minute worth of work (unless you pay them even more money to use generic thermal grease instead of the stock thermal pad that comes with it).

If you're concerned about damaging it... don't worry. Althon64's have a large metal heatspreader over the CPU die, so it's not like the old socket-A processors with an exposed die that you could damage very easily.



So, will this setup have to be watercooled? I just feel uneasy about watercooling. I probably won't be Overclocking anything.Click to expand...

no, it doesn't have to be watercooled. if you planned on overclocking or you want a silent computer then that's another story. but you will be fine with the stock cooling (if you don't mind the noise)



This is going to be a Gaming Computer, so if I've overlooked something, like making a bad processor choice or something let me knowClick to expand...

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A:I need help upgrading mi dell dimension 3000's graphics

Hi jeremy and welcome to techspot

there isn't much you can do graphics wise on that machine.

good graphics cards come in PCI-Express (newer) or AGP (older). your Dimension3000 doesn't have either, it only has standard PCI slots.

you can get a PCI graphics card, but it will never be very good. even if the card itself has good specs it will always be severely limited by the slow and bandwidth starved PCI bus.

however... graphics don't get much worse than Intel integrated graphics (like dells use), so even a PCI graphics card would be a significant improvement.

as far as I know, the best PCI graphics card is the geforce 6200

while that card is cheap and may allow you to play certain games. it will only allow you to play on low settings. if you want to get into gaming, you should consider a computer upgrade. if you're budget is really tight, you may be able to get away with upgrading the mobo and video card and reusing the rest.

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813138264

I donīt mind about the microATX form factor. I donīt have a SINGLE PCI card.
The motherboard has a good chipset and a good integrated video.
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If you are going micro-ATX with integrated graphics, I'd spend the extra $10 and get this one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131570

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A:AMD Athlon 3000+ Heatsink Question

Hello there, and welcome to Techspot!

You are correct. If you are going to apply some Arctic Silver, you first need to remove that gray pad and clean before you apply the paste.

Good luck!
 

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A:Dimension 3000 new case troubles (connections, not fit)

Apparently Dell won't publish the leadout of their mobos to prevent this kind of case-swapping.

http://forums.us.dell.com/supportfo...her&message.id=257951&query.id=388030#M257951

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A:Motherboard for a Dimension 3000

The asus p4gpl-x is about the best you can get for a micro atx socket 478 board. The problem is finding one for sale, I couldn't locate any for sale in the us, maybe you'll have better luck finding one.
Any matx board will fit in the dell 3000 case. The front panel connectors won't line up properly, but you can modify the connector so that it will work with the help of the board's manual and a little wire tracing. The front usb/audio may not be compatible with a replacment board as well. I'd suggest getting a 350-400w psu. Here're two good yet cheap psus.
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I'm not sure what budget you have, but good bang for the buck cards would be the 6600gt, 6800gs, and 7600gt. If you can afford it, then go for the 7600gt.
 

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