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#1 killerx525

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Posted 12 December 2010 - 03:54 AM

I'm getting a Dell desktop for free from my uncle. But he doesn't remember the model. He checked the system out which has DDR2 1GB ram, onboard graphics, intel pentium dual core 2.8ghz, 80gb sata hard drive and the case is black or something like that. It is definitely not one of the new models that Dell has right now. Can someone help me find out what model it is and supply the picture of it and it's full specs? I can't seem to find the old models on Dell's website.

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Posted 12 December 2010 - 04:39 AM

black case, thats only 75% off all dell computers. The closest ive found is this old pentium D model but its a silver case, and if your uncle knows the difference between a pentium D and a pentium Dual core, (theyre both dual core CPUs but not the same line) then this isnt it. You may just have to wait till you have it to find out. Probably in the inspiron series though, if Im not to miss my guess.

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Posted 12 December 2010 - 07:31 AM

Well he also said the usb port are not located on the bottom but top. And good point to make, he saying how the pentium is like the one he has on his person desktop and the it was last made which is clocked at 3.4ghz. I really think now it is a pentium D because he said he got the last pentium which has to the pentium D since it is discontiuned. So, is there a case that's usb ports are not on the bottom? To let you know the dell desktop will be used but in a good condition. I plan to transform it into a gaming desktop, also it has a PCI Express slot

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Posted 12 December 2010 - 04:10 PM

Pentium is still in made, just not the pentium D. the last pentium D is, you are correct, 3.4 ghz. My best guess is still part of the inspiron series. Good luck with transforming it into a gaming rig-pentium Ds arent good gaming CPUs (I have one) they great for linux boxes and stuff like that, but not so good on the gaming. Also, if its one of their slim models finding a video card that will fit may be questionable, and even if it is a full sized case, Dell has a nasty habit of puting the motherboard on the opposite side of the case for everyone else, and just plain making it difficult to upgrade anything. Not impossible, but difficult. The good news is, since it is ddr2 and pentium D, chances are it will be socket LGA 775, and might be able to support the newer core2 line, possible-wont know for sure until we get an exact model number.

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Posted 12 December 2010 - 07:34 PM

Ok, i believe we have narrowed the components down to a pentium D 2.8ghz and DDR2 ram. No it is not a slim model but a full sized case according to my uncle. I believe it is a socket lga775 why because my uncles pentium D is 775 and my cousin bought a pentium d of ebay and his motherboard was 775. You know what my uncle said to me before this topic was made "Get a good graphics card rather then spending on a better processor" and i'm like thinking you are still gonna need a good processor to play the new games and your thinking that a pentium D is still good enough to play modern day games without lag or any other problems. So my question to you patriot is can pentium D really play modern day games like the one will be playing which is Cod 5,6,7, battlefield bad company 2, gta iv, nfs hot pursuit and metro 2033? Can you use the "Can you run it?" test for those games i mentioned on your pentium D if that is possible and name the games that will run on the pentium D? I'm looking to buy the Asus 1GB 5770 for the dell and i reckon it be able to play those games fine. Have a look at the MSY parts list and you can have a look at the 775 processor range and the graphics which is more down the page. When i do get the desktop i will be buy the Aten CS-22U 2 Port which is a KVM switch from MSY :)

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Posted 12 December 2010 - 09:49 PM

You are going to need a decent processor, you don't want a high-end graphics card and a low-end CPU as a major bottleneck will form. I'm not sure which CPU's are even available for your motherboard as Dell and most OEM's don't use off-the-shelf motherboards and actual CPU support may vary. Not all LGA 775 CPU's will work. Also keep in mind that the 5770 is now a low-end model, you should really use a mid-range Radeon 6800 GPU for best results with newer games.

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Posted 12 December 2010 - 10:23 PM

I'll just stick with the 5770 because of my budget.If the motherboard does support the core 2 quad, would that be good enough since it is a quad core? So anybody found the Dell model i'm looking for with the details i've supplied? And i reckon the it has to be in the Inspiron series because the dell computer i am getting is actually from school that is upgrading their systems and is giving the dell computers to my uncle which is cheaper to buy a large quantity rather then the higher series, if you get what i mean. Is their list of previous old models of the Inspiron because only the new models are on the Dell website not the old models?

Edited by killerx525, 12 December 2010 - 10:28 PM.

>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 13 December 2010 - 12:33 AM

Major change, my uncle told me the model and it is not a Dell. It is a Acer Veriton 7900 Pro. According to this info here there are many type of parts used.

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 01:07 AM

Like I have stated previously, if you are looking at any kind of modern games, the pentium D is not for you. It is not a gaming CPU, never was intended to be-it was designed more for desktop applications, and does a very good job at that. Hopefully, it will have support for the core2quads-as they will be the best CPUs available for the 775 and about the only quad core you will get into it. If possible, if it supports it I would look for any c2q from the q6600 on up-nothing slower, thats just my advice. You definetly dont want to run a newer model graphics card with a pentium D-it will bottleneck you like none other.

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 01:21 AM

Just got of the phone with my uncle and he said it is a Pentium Dual Core not a pentium D. It definitely has 1GB DDR2 ram and has onboard graphics. Is the pentium dual core good for modern day gaming?

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 13 December 2010 - 10:19 AM

Again, maybe light gaming. The pentium line of CPUs were never designed as a gaming CPU, they were designed for desktop applications. You can try it, but its still going to bottleneck your new video card-youd be better off with a core 2 line of CPUs.

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 07:51 PM

My friend runs pentium dual core and he uses for a lot gaming mot of the time and it seems to work fine. Can you elaborate on what you mean by bottleneck? If the motherboard is compatible with the core 2 quad which is gonna cost me $200, can you find the motherboard compatibility list?

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 07:57 PM

in order to get a CPU support list we need the model number. As far as will the pentium dual core work? yes it will technically work-but not as well as a core2 line will, it was not designed to do that, and the 5770 was designed to handle graphics far newer then the pentium-and the pentium will not be able to feed information to the card fast enough to utilize the cards full abilities. Will it work with a pentium? yes, but there will be a night and day difference between a pentium dual core and a core2 duo or above.

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 08:01 PM

I found this document but i can't view it because of my internet.

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 08:11 PM

that covers a wide variety of models and doesnt have a CPU support list-again need the model number or at least the chipset.

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