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Updating A Dell 5150, Would Like a GOOD HDMI Video Card

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
January 23, 2010 1:37:21 AM

I Posted this earlier under CPU & Components as I didn't know where to post, first time and all.

Would like ideas and suggestions. I can take criticism pretty well so don't be afraid to tell me that I won't be able to do something. I just want to do everything right the first time. Costs less that way. Thanks Again, Brad.

Hi All, I have this board and my Dell 5150 has run perfectly since I received it 6 years ago. Now, I would like to upgrade the processor. I have a SL7Z9 Intel Pentium 4 630 Socket 775 3.0 2M 800 CPU and I also have a X300 D3A27 Video card (A ATI Radeon X300SE). 305Watt (H305N) Power Supply. I am wanting to possibly have quad core and an HDMI video card. Now the bad part. I am not a dummy, but I am a Mac Person from the beginning of Apple. I do understand PC's and Windows XP and the removal and replacement of components. However, I don't know what goes with what. I don't want to FRY the computer as it has worked great since I bought it. Thanks for your help in advance and sorry PC guys about me being a Mac Guy. Just the way the brain is wired. Brad.
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January 23, 2010 2:20:28 AM

What's the motherboard?
January 24, 2010 11:19:49 PM

Hey, Thanks for getting back to me.

The Motherboard is a Connolly E187242 F2.
Chipset Intel Lakeport-G i945G
Supported Memory Types: DDR2-400, DDR2-533, DDR2-667 SDRAM.
64 Bit
4 GB I have DDR2-667 Installed. (2-2GB)
Memory Controller - Dual Channel (128-bit)
Memory Voltage 1.8v

Integrated Graphics Controller - Intel GMA 950
I also Installed a PCI-E 1.0 x16 3D Accelerator (ATI Radeon x300 SE 128MB HyperMemory Video Adapter)(RV370)

BIOS Type - Phoenix
BIOS Version A04

Power - 305 w. I can upgrade this if I need more power.

I also have 1 or 2 open slots for the new HDMI video / TV card if needed.

Sorry I took so long to get back. It's hard for me to find all of this info. It's just there for the taking on a Mac.

Please let me know if I need to get you other info.
Thanks Again, Brad.

January 25, 2010 12:05:21 AM

Did I send you my response to you asking "What's The MotherBoard" ? If so, I apologize. I don't know what goes to the community and what goes to an individual.