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Dimension 8200 Upgrade Heat Sink Problem

Greetings, I have recently upgraded my Dimension 8200 microprocessor from a P4 1.8 Ghz to a P4 2.4 Ghz. I used the Intel retail box upgrade which comes with a new heat sink and fan. Everything went smoothly except that the new heat sink is a little to wide and will not fit down inside of the plastic rails on the M/B. The new fan supplied will not work with the OEM Dell heatsink which came with the unit. Anyone else encountered this issue? Comments appreciated. How do I replace the heatsink fan for a dell dimension 8200?

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You can contact online for techsupport at dell at www.support.dell.com this a live tech support session totally free they have helped me out numerous times keep me posted on how this goes ok best regards mike

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http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/insp530s/en/OM/HTML/parts.htm#wp1578680

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Dell Dimension 8200 Desktop PC shuts off after it has been on for a long time. It shuts off like power has been removed from the CPU although I have an APC hooked up to it.


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Best motherboard that will fit the case of my Dell 8200 PC. I want more ram and maybe upgrade the processor.


The best MB for that chassis that will fit without any Modification is a Dimension 8400/PWS370 Dell Motherboard. The chassis power button/USB connection is a proprietary Dell connector and using any 3rd party MB will require modification and the wiring is almost impossible to find for that control board.

For just about the same cost (MB, Processor, Heatsink/Fan and RAM) you can buy a New Vostro 220 with a Core 2 Duo processor w/3GB RAM and a 320 GB HDD and it is under warranty

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I want to add more ram. Where do I get it? Dell


I hate to be the bearer of bad news, so don't 'Shoot the Messenger'!

The Dell Dimension 8200 Desktop PC uses RDRAM ram memory.
VERY expensive stuff!

Supporting Data:
This is Dell Support, Manuals, and the Dimension 8200 Service Manual,

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim8200/

Scroll down the list to the heading - Specifications, and left-click on it.

Scroll the page down until you come to the heading - Memory
Now look at the first subheading - Architecture
RDRAM

You have 4 ram memory slots. (memory connectors)

EACH, ram memory slot can support up to a Maximum amount, of 512MB. (512 MegaBytes)

TOTAL Maximum Amount for your computer is 2GB. (Not shouting)

1024MB = 1GB. (1024 MegaBytes = 1 GigaByte)

The type of Rdram ram memory is PC800, and it is Non-ECC.

(Error Correcting Control, or also stated as Error Correcting Code.
Used mostly for Server computers. Your computer does not use ECC ram memory)

In My Humble Opinion, (And again, don't shoot the messenger), it would be better money spent to buy a decent affordable computer, than it would be to upgrade the ram memory in this computer.

This statement is based upon the fact that the Dell Dimension 8200 ships with 128MB's of ram memory.
(Makes it a pretty slow computer. Rdram or not)

The average cost to install, for example, 1GB of ram memory is OUTLANDISH! (Not shouting)

Example 1:

http://www.4allmemory.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=search.memorySearch&model_id=24927

Example 2:

http://www.pcmemorystore.com/Dell-Dimension-8200-ram.htm

For about another $100 you can buy a pretty decent new desktop computer, that will run the one you have in circles.

Just my thoughts.

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according to this cnet.com (http://reviews.cnet.com/desktops/dell-dimension-5100-pentium/4505-3118_7-31429803.html) the dual core is not an option. I'm not sure if that means that Dell doesn't offer an upgrade, or if it's not possible. First, open your tower and look over the Motherboard for the manufacturer and model. Once you have those, google them and look for the specs of what cpu's are supported by that motherboard. If you can and do decide to upgrade, check with the CPU manufacturer to see how strong of a power supply you need for the more powerful CPU. You're might be ok, but you might need to upgrade the PSU (Power supply) with the processor. From your description, I can't tell what motherboard is in your Dell. That will be the limiting factor. Get the motherboard specs and you'll know what you can do.

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