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Dell 5150 - Options for upgrade

HI, I have a Dell 5150 model DM051, motherboard OWG261, Chipset 82945G. Can the chipset be upgraded and what are the opions I may have.

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Usually motherboards corresponds to the Dell Number. You can change your motherboard alone from a local technician. However, that's strongly not recommended.

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I want to 82945g sound drive


Denna,

82945G refers to Intel 945G motherboard chipset.
The Intel 82945G is the Northbridge chip part number.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_intel_chipsets#Pentium_4.2FPentium_D.2FPentium_EE_chipsets

It's used along with the Intel 82801GB , or also known as ICH7;
Southbridge chip,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_intel_chipsets#Southbridge_9xx_and_3.2F4_Series_chipsets

You need the Audio (Sound) Driver.

Driver: Small piece of software that allows the Operating System to communicate with a device.

The device is the audio chipset; do not know what Windows operating system you are using.

What I need is the motherboard manufacturer name, and model number;
OR,
Computer manufacturer name and model number.

This is on the back of a desktop computer, usually close to the Windows product key; or up on the side of the computer tower.

Is it an Intel D945G something motherboard?
Intel D945GCCR, or D945GCR, or D945GCZ, or along those lines?

If you cannot find the info, then what is the audio (Sound) chipset on the motherboard?

Creative? Realtek? Conexant?

Also what is the number with it?
Example; Creative CT5807

Also what Operating System are you using? What version of Windows?

Post back in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Jan 04, 2013 | Intel Motherboard

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Computer dell latitude D610 built in 2006 replacing the viedo card how too's and also what can I do to mabe upgrade this veido card? and dose anything else need to be updated at the same time as the...


Sorry Jimmy, the Dell Latitude D610 Notebook PC uses Integrated Graphics.
There is no graphics card to upgrade.

Your Dell either came with a form of the Intel GMA graphics chipset , or the ATI Radeon Mobility X300 graphics chipset.

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/latd610/en/ug_en/specs.htm

Either/Or

The way Dell states it, (And also this is for a LOT of laptop manufacturers), is that you have either the option when purchasing, of having an Intel GMA chipset for graphics, or discrete graphics of the ATI Radeon Mobility X300, for graphics.

Discrete being the word that fools people. Makes them think it has a dedicated, removable graphics card, when in reality it is a graphics chipset soldered directly to the motherboard, and is not upgradeable.

Primer:
GPU
Graphics Processing Unit,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GPU

Essentially the 'graphics engine'.

A GPU can be installed directly on the motherboard, (Integrated Graphics), OR installed on a removable graphics adapter card. (Graphics Card is shortened for graphics adapter card)

Integrated Graphics borrows from the system resources. The Processor and Ram Memory.
This is why programs, for example games, that use a lot of graphics 'power', do not perform well on a computer with Integrated Graphics.

{Read - programs that use a lot of graphics power. Such as some of the newer games. Integrated graphics, depending on what graphics chipset it is, CAN run some games. Ones that are not very graphics intensive}

A dedicated graphics card has it's own processor, and graphics ram memory. Does not need to borrow from the system resources.

Chip and Chipset are slang terms for I.C.
Integrated Circuit,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integrated_circuit

The graphics chipset in your Dell Latitude, is mounted to the motherboard with a BGA surface mount.
Ball Grid Array

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ball_grid_array

To explain the BGA surface mount;
Let's use the older Intel Pentium 4 processor that uses a Socket 478 processor socket.
The bottom of the processor has contact pins. (478 of 'em)
The processor socket has matching socket holes for the contact pins. (478 of 'em)

With the BGA surface mount there are no contact pins. In place of them are Solder Balls.
There is no socket, or socket holes on the motherboard.
There are Copper Pads.

The graphics chipset is set into place with the Solder Balls lining up on the motherboard's Copper Pads.
Then heat is applied at a specified temperature, and length of time.

The solder balls melt which solders the graphics chipset to the motherboard. (To the Copper Pads)

Removal and replacement is properly performed with a BGA Rework Machine.
Costly, and not something you'll find a local shop performing.
{The machine is costly, and the operator needs to be S-K-I-L-L-E-D. Cost of having a chipset replaced is Ouch!}

There are two ways you can upgrade your graphics.

1) If you have the motherboard model with a form of Intel GMA chipset attached, you can purchase the motherboard that has the ATI Radeon Mobility X300, and install it.

2) Purchase a laptop with better graphics.

{Not trying to be snide}

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Oct 25, 2011 | Dell Latitude D610 Notebook

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I have a dell 5150, OWG261 motherboard can I upgrade the processor from a P4 to an Intel Q9550 Core 2 Quad Proccessor - 2.83 GHz,12MB L2 Cache,1333MHz FSB,Socket LGA775,45 nm. with a 64 bit OS and 650...


Dell computers are proprietary. All upgrades are from Dell. At one time they offered an upgrade plan. Go to http://support.dell.com and check upgrades for your system.

Dec 07, 2009 | Intel Computers & Internet

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Upgrade cpu


It is a bit of a crapshoot trying to upgrade a processor from a major manufacturer. Their motherboards are designed specifically for the manufacturer and documentation on exactly what will work NOW compared to when the unit was new is rather hard to come by. They don't support people upgrading very well compared to the aftermarket manufacturers.

You should go to dell.com and put in your service tag to check your exact configuration yourself before spending any money.

According to Dell, the Dimension 5150 has a motherboard that uses the Intel 945G Express chipset. You can see INTEL'S documentation on that chipset's capabilities here. According to that documentation you can use a socket LGA775 with up to a 1066 MHz system bus speed.

Looking at Newegg, the fastest LGA775 processor with 1066 MHz are a 2.93GHz Duo core or a 2.4 GHz quad core. Again, no guarantees either will work with your system, and you definately want to make sure your power supply and case cooling are up to the task.

Mar 21, 2009 | Dell Dimension 5150 Intel Pentium 4 w/HT...

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Looking to upgrade processor


your motherboard chipset is Intel 865GV and it supports Pentium 4

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