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Old 10-07-2014, 04:17 PM   #1
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Smile dell inspiron 530 upgrade

I have a Dell Inspiron 530 with windows vista home premium OS and Intel R Quad Core 2 CPU Q6600 @ 2.40 GHZ. L2 8192KB, Memory 800MHz, dual channel, DDR2 SDRAM. I didn't upgrade anything. It is still original and are outdated. I am planning to upgrade the PSU to 650-750 watts and GPU to GeGorce 9800 GX2 or if there's higher you can suggest. I also planning to upgrade the RAM to 6-8 GB and hard disk to 1 TB and will also try to install a MX100 512GB SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal SSD. I will also replace the DVD/CD to blue ray burner. Any suggestions is greatly appreciated.....Thank you.
Old 10-07-2014, 06:15 PM   #2
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If memory serves the dell psu has an odd pin-out on it, different connectors. Maybe not, but check it out. You may have to get the psu from dell, which will kill your budget. Also, make sure that the video card you get is compatible with the bus that is in the dell - but you probably thought of that.

If you want to do this upgrade for fun and learning, go ahead. If you have a limited budget, cost the parts you need first, make sure they are compatible, and you will probably find that your local computer shop can give you a new computer for less. Save the dell as it is, put xfce on it or some lightweight linux distribution, and make it a media player machine.

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