I have a Dell Dimension 200 series laying around. I want to upgrade the system to make it a bit powerful. Anyone know any good mobo swaps for this series ? If so, please let me know so I can start on the process.
@maziar : that would be too costly for me. I have a limited budget. Any other suggestion/good mobo that would fit the 2400 series box ? Lemme know the model number, i'll check and see if I can find one in used or something . Thanks.
Go to Dell's website and find out the board's specs and compatible processors, ram, etc. You may be able to just install a faster cpu and more ram. This is the cheapest way. Also, check on ebay or www.geeks.com for older cpus. You will save a lot.
That's a tough call - as old as the system is - and without a PCI-e slot to upgrade the video card - I can see where swapping the MOBO might be an option but even with that the CPU - Low amount of Memory - small HDD - etc. etc. really make spending any money on replacing the MOB kind of wasteful since you are then going to also need more RAM a faster CPU and a new video card to make any use of that new MOBO meaning your spending quite a bit of $ on what will then still be an obsolete and slower performing system!!
Really think your best option is to save up some $ and just get a new system vs. spending the money to upgrade\fix that 1. To give you some idea here is an E-bay listing for a Dell Dimension 2400 with the 2.4Ghz. Celeron CPU with a buy it now price of $59 (+ $25 Shipping) and they can't even sell it !! ( LINKIE )
And another with the P4 2.4 Ghz and 1 GB of RAM that will sell in the next 3 hours with a winning bid right now of $18 (+$22 Shipping) !! ( LINKIE )