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July 12th, 2013 11:00

Advice on a new CPU for my old dell dimension 2400

Hi all.

Never used these support forums before but my two pc`s and my laptop are all dell so why not start :) I have a dell dimension 2400, I installed 1gb RAM into it last week made great improvements but the cpu is ! Its a Intel Celeron, 2600 MHz (26 x 100) . So most apps like FF will go to 99% CPU usage and thats no good. I want to get a new CPU for it until I finish a build im doing at the moment. I dont know what CPU I can use do, can some one help me out? Here are some details of my system

Serial Number  

Computer:
Computer Type   ACPI Uniprocessor PC
Operating System   Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack   Service Pack 3
Internet Explorer   8.0.6001.18702 (IE 8.0)
DirectX   4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
Computer Name   COMPUTER-0150
User Name   Owner
Logon Domain   COMPUTER-0150
Date / Time   2013-07-12 / 17:35
 
Motherboard:
CPU Type   Intel Celeron, 2600 MHz (26 x 100)
Motherboard Name   Dell Dimension 2400
Motherboard Chipset   Intel Brookdale-G i845GEV
System Memory   1015 MB (PC3200 DDR SDRAM)
DIMM2: A Force 128X64K-40C   1 GB PC3200 DDR SDRAM (3.0-3-3-8 @ 200 MHz) (2.5-3-3-7 @ 166 MHz)
BIOS Type   Phoenix (12/02/03)
Communication Port   Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port   ECP Printer Port (LPT1)
 
Display:
Video Adapter   Intel(R) 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller
Video Adapter   RADEON 9250 - Secondary (128 MB)
Video Adapter   RADEON 9250 (128 MB)
3D Accelerator   ATI Radeon 9250 (RV280)
3D Accelerator   Intel Extreme Graphics
Monitor   Samsung SyncMaster 206BW/MagicSyncMaster CX206BW (Digital) [20" LCD] (HS3P502963)
 
Multimedia:
Audio Adapter   Analog Devices 1981B(L) @ Intel 82801DB ICH4 - AC'97 Audio Controller [A-1]
 
Storage:
IDE Controller   Intel(R) 82801DB Ultra ATA Storage Controller - 24CB
Storage Controller   WinCDEmu Virtual Bus
Disk Drive   HDS722540VLAT20 (40 GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/100)
Optical Drive   HL-DT-ST DVDRRW GSA-2164D USB Device (DVD+R9:8x, DVD+RW:16x/8x, DVD-RW:16x/6x, DVD-RAM:5x, DVD-ROM:16x, CD:48x/32x/48x DVD+RW/DVD-RW/DVD-RAM)
Optical Drive   Lite-On LTN486S 48x Max (48x CD-ROM)
SMART Hard Disks Status   OK


6 Professor

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July 13th, 2013 02:00

An option is to buy a new Socket 775 motherboard and move it and your 530 parts into the 2400.

The 530 has the IO shield stamped into the back of the chassis, but the 2400 has a removable one.

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July 15th, 2013 00:00

Ya im thinking more flashy if ya get me something along the lines of this

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CC-9011028-WW-Obsidian-Micro-ATX-Performance/dp/B00BWLL9MY/ref=pd_sim_sbs_computers_8

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July 12th, 2013 22:00

Im so sorry about the profanity... I cant remember what I wrote!?!? Sorry wont happen again.

I really do hope I can get help here do, I want to buy a CPU as soon as possible.

Thanks all.

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July 12th, 2013 23:00

would this be a fit for the 2400?

www.ebay.com/.../380408247728

6 Professor

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July 13th, 2013 00:00

It might work, but $32 seems expensive for such an old CPU; I got an E6300 Core 2 Duo for about that much.

Note that mATX motherboards will fit the 2400 chassis, so you're not limited to working with the stock board.

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July 13th, 2013 01:00

mATX motherboards are they worth it? Price wise like. I have a dell inspiron 530 that I think has a mobo problem so I am going too have to replace the mobo in that, I am using the 2400 until I get the 530 fixed up, its the quad core version. I have another thread about my 530.

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July 13th, 2013 01:00

sorry for the multiple posts I just am getting new things in my head I need some help with heh...

If I was to buy one of them mobos for the 2400 would it fit in the normal dell dimension 2400 tower? It has

different ports like HDMI and such.

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July 13th, 2013 01:00

cheers mate, What would u recommend for my dell? I want to get the best CPU as I can for it.

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July 13th, 2013 04:00

Could I buy a new tower and use parts from the 530 with a new mobo. Id like a fast PC video encoding and stuff a lot. Like a new tower and mobo. New CPU Like a new haswell... would that work out?

6 Professor

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July 13th, 2013 14:00

You need a new motherboard to use a Haswell, but it would fit in the 2400.

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July 13th, 2013 22:00

K im getting a plan in my head now.... I might buy a new tower and mobo so I can use a haswell.

I dont wanna spend thousands doin it... can u recommend a online shop that I would buy my

new tower and what type of mobo would I need?

Thx m8 ur been a great help.

6 Professor

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July 14th, 2013 01:00

Here's a motherboard on eBay that ships worldwide. And a CPU.

Those items have good prices and I've had good luck buying components on eBay, even used ones like my XPS 8500 motherboard.

Apart from the front audio, the 2400's front panel connectors work. If the front switch and LED cables are too short, you can buy new ones from China for a few bucks. And here's a USB extension cable.

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July 14th, 2013 10:00

is this d same one? http://benl.picclick.com/MSI-H77MA-G43-290940823565.html

The thing about the 2400 is I hate d look of the tower heh.... I would rather buy a new tower or use d 530.

What do u think??

6 Professor

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July 14th, 2013 11:00

is this d same one? http://benl.picclick.com/MSI-H77MA-G43-290940823565.html

No, that's a Socket 1155 and is incompatible with Haswell CPUs.

Regarding a case, I used a Cooler Master N200 with my latest build.

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