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About Luke

  • Birthday 06/22/1993

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    Gameboy Advance SP, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii.
  • Favourite Video Game Character?
    Well I like the Koopa Family :P.
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    8385 5223 8156 1383
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    Mario Strikers Charged: 090295 538035.
    Mario Kart DS: 386648 789392.
    Animal Crossing: Wild World Friend Code: 2148-5148-2116
    Name: Luke
    Town: Delf
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  1. I'm on Be. One night I had those disconnects and just gave up on it for the night. Otherwise now I can view any web page I want.
  2. I use my router for the Wii, but because the DS didn't support WPA security I bought a wireless dongle, which works perfectly.
  3. Might not bother upgrading anything other than another 1GB ram, since I'm not sure If I'd want to get a GPU. Dell don't really suck that bad, they just made a gay decision just to not give out another BIOS.
  4. No, the latest BIOS only supports up to Pentium D. It is Dell who have made a business decision not to release a BIOS which will let a C2D run on their Dell Optiplex GX620's with Intel 945G Express Chipsets. So Dell have just chosen not to let them be compatible. Yes, usually they are, but not on these Dell Computers. Also I'll probably just buy a Pentium D since I don't plan on switching computer for as long as I have too. I might as well make use of it rather than can it 5 seconds after I got it. Really, actually I have the choice between a Pentium D and a Graphics Card. Not sure if I can use a graphics card, since apparently the limit is 25w in the PCIe slot according to Dell, but other people seem to say otherwise. I'm pretty sure I'd need a low profile card, but I know where to get a low profile 8600GT, it's just the confusing 25w limit.
  5. I know that the chipset does not support Cores. It's the later versions that do. I'm pretty sure. At least I don't think it does... In-fact, I'm actually correct and they are not compatible. http://forum.pcmech.com/showthread.php?t=172820 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dell_OptiPlex If I wanted a Core 2 Duo, I'd need a new motherboard that would fit in the case alright and work with my current parts. (PSU + Stuff.)
  6. So you think I should just leave my processor as it is? And install another memory stick. Fine I guess. Then I suppose if I decide to get games and manage to find a GPU that fits I'd have enough of a PSU. Just checked and looks like my computer will only support up to 25w PCIe cards so looks like I won't be getting a graphics card unless something weird happens and I end up with the Mini Tower Dell GX620 instead of Desktop or Small Form Factor version.
  7. The motherboard / chipset does not support any processors better than a Pentium D. So it would not support any Intel Core Processors. If anyone wants to check my chipset is a Intel 945G Express. Otherwise of course I'd get the Intel Core! Also on the video it's using the Intel Pentium D 925 and I want to get the 930. The 930 is probably better because it supports Intel® VT, but I'm not sure what that is. But I do know that the computer will support it.
  8. Well obviously that sounded a bit stupid but in my old laptop the heatsink/fan was screwed in my now I understand that they are now glued on. Anyway my friend said he'd help me if I needed it so I will have no trouble changing the cpu and fan/heatsink.
  9. Ok I understand now. So if I exchanged my CPU then I'd have to take the fan off to get to it anyway? If I had to do that I suppose I might as well fit the new one. I could get my friend round to do this for me probably if I needed help doing it. I'd quite like to upgrade it really. I don't see how it would be loads of hassle.
  10. Well since I've not got to change the fan won't that not be a problem? Also my Dad has installed ram quite a few times before with no problems. Worst case I have a friend who has just build my other friend a pc with Quad Core, 9600GT and stuff so he'll know. Could always follow this too: http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/opgx620/en/ug/A02/sdprcsr0.htm#wp1102481
  11. Thought XP recognised 3.5GB of RAM. And I thought that the rest actually still functioned, oh well I'm probably wrong. How is the processor a big job? I've made sure that the processor won't add too much load on the psu. I thought you just take the fan and processor out? And put the new one in. I've made sure the processors are compatible and everything. Just want to try and extend the life of the computer really. I might decide randomly to go gaming but I'm not sure what card I'd get in there with the dell PSU. (I've heard dell PSU's are annoying to exchange.) http://www.dellcommunity.com/supportforums/board/message?board.id=pw_upgrade&thread.id=7263 Here you can sell some upgrades that a person has done to his model. Although I think my model is the small form instead of the mini tower, so I'm not sure a 8600 GT would fit. Actually turns out somebody on dell forums is running PD 920 with dell stock headsink/fan so I wouldn't even need to change the fan! I could just sell it off. It'd be a matter of switching the CPUs and any software stuff you need.
  12. This morning I have bought a Dell Optiplex GX620 Small Form. This comes with: 275W PSU P4 HT 3.0 1GB DDR2 80GB SATAII HDD Some random graphics (not bothered since this is XP.) XP Pro Intel 945G Chipset £125 Delivered Looking at an Iiyama 19" TFT with speakers. Also need a cheap but good keyboard, mouse and USB Wireless adapter (54mbps will do.) Any ideas for these will be appreciated. I have worked out that this is compatible with Pentium D Processors, which I probably will get one of. As long as I get the Pentium D 930 or below my PSU should be more than adequate, a assume that the fan for the D 930 will not be too big. Also it has 4 DDR2 slots with up to 4GB memory. I'll upgrade this with spare money I have. I don't think I'll get a GPU because really I don't do gaming, if I get into it one day I might just get a custom gaming pc off of ebay. Basically this thing will serve me a long time if I managed to upgrade the CPU and Memory. Will hopefully be quite nippy too.
  13. Not really I don't need to upgrade much, maybe memory if I feel that I need it. If I could, I'd upgrade to dual core but I'm pretty sure I can't do that. If I did want to upgrade, what sort of stuff would I be able to do? Turns out the memory is actually only DDR. I have found some ones with DDR2.
  14. Found I better system I'm gonna try go after. P4 3.0 HT DDR2 Memory PCIe x16 40GB Hard Drive (Seriously, no problem for me, I use like nothing!) Windows XP Pro 17" HP Monitor (Worth £215 new on amazon.) And it's a Small Form PC. Pretty sure I want this one. 240W Power Supply, which I heard ain't too good for graphics cards. This lot is on ebay £135 w/ delivery starting price. Going to try get my Dad to brain wash him into a Buy It Now. But well I don't think I'd need upgraded graphics unless I mysteriously decided I like pc gaming loads.
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