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I need a new processor and motherboard for a dell dimension 3000

I need a new processor for my dell dimension 3000 desktop
i currently have an intel celeron 2.40 gigahertz
i want to upgrade to a dual core or a quod core processor
also i would like to know what type of motherboard socket i have and weather or not i would need to buy a new motherboard
i would also like a price estimate for the processor cause i cant find any
thx for ur help
2 gigs of RAM
2.40 celeron single core processor
ati radeon 256mb video card
only Pci slots

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  • k5258639 Mar 11, 2009

    how much money do you think i could get for my computer now??

  • k5258639 Mar 11, 2009

    what type of motherboard port do i have?

  • k5258639 Mar 11, 2009

    if i bought a new tower could i put my new 2 GB of RAM in it as well as my videocard?

  • Jim Brauer May 11, 2010

    I understand what you want to do, but you want to keep your enclosure??? Because Dell has proprietary hardware. You said:"i want to upgrade to a dual core or a quod core processor". Not with that tower. Unless you get a Mini ATX motherboard that supports that technology, and chances are that the mobo you have will only take Dell memory. So in order to upgrade your stuff, you may need to do a processor, memory, motherboard and processor heatsync. But if you buy anything but a Dell mobo, you will need to figure out the wiring scheme for the power switch and indicating LEDs. So my suggestion is to go to an online site like TigerDirect, or NewEgg, find a decent tower and a mobo/processor bundle and decent memory (unless you can use your Dell memory) Everything else can be used ie, keyboard, monitor, mouse, possibly the power supply, cd rom/dvd rom/dvd r ect.,ect. But if you don't have a video or audio card, get them (if you're building a gamer pc or high end pc) or if it's too expensive to do that make sure that the mobo that you get has these things built "on-board"! So without me knowing your budget or really what you're looking to do with this PC, this is the best solution I can come up with for you.

  • Thomas F. Schneider May 11, 2010

    Link below to download manual for your computer.

    Yes you would need a different board for a dual or quad core. No; A different board will not fit into a propritory computer (Name Brand) The cases and boards are usually designed to make it impossible  to do so.


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You can upgrade the mobo and processor .but now a days we have ddr2 ram. mostly u dont have that so if u want to upgrade u need to buy the ram also.better u can go for new computer itself. with latest config.

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If you built or had built a computer and you were very carful which mother board you bought, you could match you video card and Ram to the new motherboard. It is very likely your Ram is slower that most use now days, and your video card is unlikely to be the PCIe16 also used on modern boards. Sorry.

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As posted by Smithbrother, you can't just put any motherboard in a Dell--the case and motherboard are built for each other. You would be better off buying another computer. A new motherboard means a different processor (like you want). This means a different, higher speed memory.
You can have a system built by a local computer person or browse some of the sites (you can go to Dell for some real deals--as well as other company sites).
Any new system will not have "only pci slots." The new boards will have PCI-E slots for your video, but will also have some PCI slots for expansion.
Cost? That's hard to say. I have to do an estimate for each of my clients depending on just what they want.

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    Art Ellison Mar 11, 2009

    Hate to tell you, but used computers are not worth very much at all!


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By the time you spend all that money you could have bought you a new Intel 2.8Ghz dual core processor with 4GB of RAM..keep the one you have for stuff you want to experiment with and buy yourself a new computer

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    Randall Trahan Mar 11, 2009

    If you look at the above review concerning Dell Dimension 3000 you'll see that they are not easily upgraded or configured. So trying to do what you want to do will give you nothing but headaches and not to mention $$..Whatever you paid for it, I would put it on Ebay for 1/2 of should be able to sell it....


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