Hello, dell demension 2300
i baught 2 512\pc133\64x64\cL3 ram sticks for maximum upgrade but when i put them in memmory test reads 1024 ok but windows wont start and computer keeps turning off and on each ram works individually but not together. what did i do wrong? im so frustrated !
ok all better now seller replaced the ram and its running well for an old machine .
motherboard is 3t237
i have a intel p4 \1.8ghz\400mhz fsb \512 cache \ 478 socket i think
can i put a better p4 in this thing and get a difference? , and if so let me know what i can use . last thing i want to do, is a good graphics card . any suggestions?
thanks for the help , im trying to learn so bare with me if ya think this is dumb .
The fastest CPU that you can install is a P4 2.4GHz 400Mhz FSB. The original poster at http://en.community.dell.com/forums/t/19318340.aspx provided a list that should work. Since they only cost a few dollars, the risks are low. I'd probably go for a 2.4 or 2.6 simply because of the multiplier. I wouldn't even consider the 2.5.
It all depends on what games the kid will play. I have a 10-year old who sure wouldn't use such a low-end PC. Even a P4 2.4 isn't really fast enough for the Internet games that he plays. However a P4 2.8 with an ATI X850 was acceptable.
i know it is a low end pc but like i said , i am just learning and wanted to start out with this one . im not sinking a bunch of money in this thing, i have spent $20 for the ram and $25 for the p4 2.4 with the the heat sink and fan . now i just want to find a graphics for around $25 or less from ebay but i am confused on what i can put in this because i think i only have the pci slot on the board . correct me if you know otherwise.then thats all i know to do to this besides another board to put in it and i have read that if im gonna try that i may as well start from sctach because of the 200w psu . i do thank you for all of your reply and i am learning as i go . i like doing this stuff and because i been climbing trees all my life and this is all new to me . thank you GhislainG