There is no use upgrading his current system with a new mobo/cpu and ram, that system on google is currently $379.48 for a refurbished system. Now if you just wanted to upgrade the memory by itself it would be okay and would help out just a tad. Its not worth upgrading the Dell dimension 2350 with a new conroe cpu and conroe supported mobo and ddr2 memory because you would have to change everything internally in your machine so its best to go ahead and get a new case aswell. You could always reused your old cd rom drive and floppy and harddrive if you wanted.
You would have to change out everything in your dell if you wanted a conroe core 2 duo system.. You would have to get the cpu, DDR2 memory,New pci express video card if you want a pretty good card or you can get a mobo with integrated graphics if thats all you need, a new power supply, new motherboard, the old dell harddrive would be okay if its a 7200rpm ide but I suggest atleast a 7200rpm serial ata for your windows boot harddrive. You would probably have to get another case to fit all of your hardware and parts into the dell case just wont cut it.
Your current 200watt power supply wont fit any newer conroe boards because its only a 20 pin and it does not have enough power to feed the conroe machine. You will need atleast a 450W on up truepower power supply for a conroe system. Your current memory is only pc2100 and is not DDR2 so it will not fit at all in a conroe motherboard. The case may or may not work but I suggest getting rid of it if you want a new machine because you can get new cases from really cheap to expensive.
Just upgrading the memory wont fix the crave of speed that you want. That system is an older celeron 1.8ghz with 128KB cache with no agp slots only regular pci. Pci express wasnt available when you bought that machine.
Here is a link to your pc's specs. http://www.techforle...1?mv_pc=froogle
You cannot upgrade your current dell to a NEW Intel Core 2 duo machine, it just wont work unless you change out pretty much everything as I stated above.
Edited by jrm20, 09 September 2006 - 05:43 PM.