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Upgrading Dell 4550

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i have a dell 4550 p4 2.66 with 1gig ram, fx 5900 256mb gfx. I know that it is near impossible to upgrade dell computers and i will never buy one again. However, the psu is only a 350, would upgrading it too 500 or 600 be benifical, also does anyone know any good sites that has dell compatible parts.

or should i just get rid of it and buy a whole new machine.

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Hi and welcome to Geeks to Go. I suggest you check out http://www.powerleap.com/PL-iP3T.jsp Run the power leap upgrade configurator. I did this for my PIII 450Mhz HP (slot 1 cpu) and found they had an upgrade to 1.2 Ghz. I bought it. I found out about this from a friend that has a Dell 500 Mhz PIII and he had done the same. HP had told me I the max upgrade I could do on my computer was 850 Mhz. It sure works good at 1.2 Ghz!

I have to say the site is not very user friendly, somewhat difficult to navigate. I have run the confugrator on my newer computers and if no upgrade is available, it tells me so. No way to tell until you run the configurator.

Edited by austin_o, 03 October 2005 - 07:06 AM.

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