Question Upgrades for Dell inspiron 518

Jul 16, 2019
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Basically I think it has this mother board ( https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwjIjqDktbrjAhVhds0KHYdBBfsQjhx6BAgBEAM&url=https://www.amazon.com/Dell-DG33M04-Motherboard-Inspiron-MBDE020/dp/B014S2INI6&psig=AOvVaw1T2uOeGlyPfHIi_B9KWtSa&ust=1563400209301776), it has 3 gbs of ram and pentium(R) dual core e5200 @2.50 GHz cpu. Basically I want to upgrade ram, cpu/and cooler if required, and add a graphics card. Don't know what parts will work, except for it uses lga 775 cpu. Parts seem cheap, what do you recomend.
 

timbroslice

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I wouldn't recommend putting any money into this system. However, if you must:

You could do a Core 2 Quad Q9650
You're probably stuck with the proprietary cooler that comes with that PC, But who knows.
You can only run DDR2 memory so you're limited to like 800mhz which isnt really suitable for modern games.
The motherboard will have proprietary connectors but you can probably get away with most newer modern power supplies.
The more I type this out the more I realize that you shouldn't waste your money or time trying to upgrade this.
 
PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor | $119.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard | MSI - B450M PRO-M2 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard | $59.99 @ Amazon
Memory | G.Skill - Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory | $52.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Kingston - A400 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $24.99 @ Amazon
Video Card | MSI - Radeon RX 580 8 GB ARMOR OC Video Card | $159.99 @ Newegg
Case | Thermaltake - Core G21 Tempered Glass Edition ATX Mid Tower Case | $29.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply | SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $51.98 @ Newegg
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $564.92
| Mail-in rebates | -$65.00
| Total | $499.92
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-07-17 17:22 EDT-0400 |

Much better performance that you could ever get from upgrading that system.
 
Jul 16, 2019
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PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor | $119.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard | MSI - B450M PRO-M2 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard | $59.99 @ Amazon
Memory | G.Skill - Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory | $52.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Kingston - A400 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $24.99 @ Amazon
Video Card | MSI - Radeon RX 580 8 GB ARMOR OC Video Card | $159.99 @ Newegg
Case | Thermaltake - Core G21 Tempered Glass Edition ATX Mid Tower Case | $29.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply | SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $51.98 @ Newegg
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $564.92
| Mail-in rebates | -$65.00
| Total | $499.92
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-07-17 17:22 EDT-0400 |

Much better performance that you could ever get from upgrading that system.
I know I can use my hard drive from my current pc, but could I use the operating system from it?(windows 10) Also could I use it as the main storage? Or will the motherboard on boot up recognize the older drivers? I have some knowledge on pc building but not alot.
 
IS this HDD SATA or IDE?

If it is IDE, it won't work.

A SATA hard disk drive will work and can be used as the main drive, however since it is old it may be unreliable and it will be many times slower than the solid-state drive included in the parts list above.

No matter if you use the new SSD or your old HDD, you will have to reinstall the operating system with a new license key. Switching from Intel to AMD without a reinstall of os is not going to work well.
 

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