"athalon dual core 4400+ 2.31 GHz"
That indicares a AMD CPU.
You will not be able to use any Intel CPU, that eliminates the Core2Duo
You already have a dual core CPU & 2GB of memory.
All you should need is a decent video card IF the unit has a decent enough power supply to run one.
From what I could find you should have a PCI-E video card slot.
Look up the system requirements for the games & see what video cards will play them all .
Base tour choice on that.
OK, liiked up GTA 4 ,
GTA 4 Minimum System Requirements
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8Ghz or equivalent AMD Athlon X2 64 2.4Ghz
Memory/RAM: 1GB for XP and 1.5GB for Vista
Video Card: 256MB NVIDIA 7900 or 256MB ATI X1900
It looks like you're close , but no cee-gar on the3 CPU
From this thread on the Dell forum,http://en.community.dell.com/forums/t/1900...p;cs=&s=gen
"You can use any of these:
AMD Athlon 64X2 kit, 5600+, 2.8G, 1MX2, Dual Core, 89Watt
AMD Athlon 64X2 Kit, 5600+, 2.9G, 1MX2, Dual Core, 89Watt
AMD Athlon 64X2 Kit, 6000+, 3.0G, 2MX2, Dual Core, 89 Watt"
BTW, If the specs in the thread are correct the Inspiron 531 has a 300w energy star power supply.
You will probably have to upgrade that according to the video card you buy.
Edited by fairjoeblue, 18 July 2009 - 12:53 PM.
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