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Upgrading a few features for my buddys dell.

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  1. drade

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    Hey all,

    My friend has a lga 775 platform dell....It runs way to hot, and needs help.

    I need a lga 775 cooler
    A motherboard (hes not over clocking)
    And about 3 (80mm) case fans.

    Budget: 160$

    He does not want to OC at all, Im selling him my cheap case, I need an atx lga 775 platform mobo, cpu cooler (easy to install remember he is not overclocking at all) and some 80mm fans.

    Please provide links?
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    He also really doesn't care about noise (if its a f#$! jet engine then he doesn't want it:laugh: )
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    Assuming he's re-using ram and video card - what are they now?
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    hes reusing 1 gig of ram, and a shit x300se
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    DDR or DDR2? And I assume the x300 (agree- POS) is PCIe? What CPU does he have, is it 533 or 800 Mhz???
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    hey, the x300 isn't THAT bad. i got a 73% mem o/c, 30% core o/c on it.

    then it blew up.

    i like zalman coolers, i'm pretty sure some of theirs works on lga775
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    Nice overclock! so it runs at the pace of a slug now rather than a snail?? :p
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    If you want a good cooler and not pay too much, as you are not overclocking, the Thermaltake "Jungle" is a good quality LGA775 cooler for $24.99, you can find it here with reviews:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16835106046

    It's out of stock at Newegg but you will find it most anywhere, just posted that for the spec/reviews.

    Ohhh and it's easy to install also! I had one, no screws and it never let me down.
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    This is an incredible cooler. I have it on my overclocked 520J running at 3.5hgz and it idles at 39-41c and under load it is never over 54c.

    http://www.scythe-usa.com/product/cpu/010/scktn775_detail.html

    Scythe has a number of other coolers and they are all very cost effective.

    We need to know if you are DDR2?
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    ddr2-sd ram

    One question, he has the windows xp media center 2005 cd from dell, will that work when I reformat

    So I think I got the cpu cooler
    WHAT about a mobo lga 775 (is has ddr2-sdram)
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    Remember the budget is 160$

    I need the motherboard
    I think I got the idea on the cpu fan
    And 3 fans.
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    i have about a dozen assorted dell windows disks, xp and xp pro, and to the best of my knowledge, they are linked to the motherboard. That's how it was in the past, but I don't know about today (2 years ago was my last experience with dell and os issues)
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    just for the record, i was able to install a copy of xp that came with my compaq laptop on my custom pc. didn't die or anything.

    don't know about dell though.
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    So, it's DDR2 and LGA775, no desire to overclock... I'd reccommend something with a 915 chipset, cheap, reliable, but remember: no room to expand for the future.

    Here's an ABIT GD8 Pro that's about $50 shipped after rebate (if you do rebates):

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813127233

    As long as you use the OEM CDKey that came with the Dell disk to begin with, you should be fine. AFAIK, it's only the CD Key that's tied to the installation disk type... I tried installing a retail XP disk with an unused Dell key once and it would not accept it.
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    Man that looks like a crazy motherboard!!

    Well I think im gonna order it today, I have a windows xp cd myself just incase anything bad happens.

    So heres what I am getting for him

    Mobo- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813127233
    Cpu cooler- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16835185018
    Fans (80mm) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16835150037

    I am upgrading these parts for his dell. These are his specs

    Intel pentuim d 630
    ddr2 sdram PC4300 (266MHZ)
    250 gig sata drive
    ect ect.

    That look good for upgrading a dell motherboard, stock cpu cooler? Thanks, if you all say it looks like it will work with those 3 new parts with the specs as they are, I will be ordering it all!
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    Total 162$

    How does it all looks guys?

    Mobo
    CPU COOLER
    dvd burner
    floppy drive
    fan
    matting

    All look compatable?
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    I would assume that you will need to buy a copy of XP Home or PRO or Media Center. I would not expect the dell oem disk to work.

    I bought a dell oem copy of xp home about 6 months ago and tried to load it on a system I had built and NO GO!!!. They had removed all sorts of drivers from the CD.

    So plan on buying your OS TOO!
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    I do have windows xp, I work on many units from my buddys, im set with that. Im new with lga 775.... Does this look all compatable?
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    there is always linux...............
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    Yea I got it covered, I have a windows xp cd still laying around, only used on 3 computers.
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    Where?

    Where is the list ?
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    Its all on page 2
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    Bad link

    The link on the MB is no good anymore.

    If it was that abit 915 chipset, I wouldn't buy it. You can do much better than that.

    Personally I wouldn't buy an intel chipset. I've been throuh a 915 and a 945 and both were crap. I will only buy nforce for intel chipsets now.

    If you want to check out my board, see my specs.

    Also, what exact cpu is it?

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