I can suggest a replacement power supply from wal-mart, you can drop in the store customer service area or electronics area, give them your info, laydown some meager cash, and pick it up a week later, then install. if it turns out that you don't solve the issue with the power supply, then take it back for a refund within a time, easy as a brisk walk.
when considering upgrades, i look at the cpu, if you have a upwardly clock-boosted core 2 over 2.5 ghz , then that is worthy. if it is an old-school pentium 4, then...no
anywho, i noticed this puppy for decent bucks
you may want to consider a newegg refurb deal on a new condition refurb, for about the same amount of cash you would spend on an upgrade, you get the whole kit-n-victual with a decent cpu and the windows license with restore capablility if you get that nasty windows 10 or malware forced down your pipe.
i noticed this screamer with the renowned e8400 cpu
with a replacement PC, what you can do is simply uninstall your old hard drive from the inspiron and hook it into your new motherboard and viola, ..your data is right where you left off.
it seems simple enough, but if not, you have the vast Bleeping knowledge base and your post contributors to guide you along.
Edited by synergy513, 30 August 2015 - 04:37 PM.