Chipset Upgrade

By boloinsigh ·
I have a Dell Dimeension 5000 and I need to upgrade my chipset from Intel **5G to the Oxford 934 chipset so that my Protools software will run without errors. Do I need to repace the PC or can I upgrade the chipset??
Taks in advance

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You will need to

by cmiller5400 In reply to Chipset Upgrade

You will need to swap out the motherboard. Chipsets usually aren't replaceable.

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by winthrop.polk In reply to Chipset Upgrade

Dell especially makes their product intentially un-upgradable. Chipsets are usually designed for the processor, at least in todays PCs.

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Agree too

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to Chipset Upgrade

And, once you've replaced the motherboard, you'll probably need to replace the processor and RAM. Then, once you changed all those out and find yourself with basically a different computer (except case, CD and HDD), you'll find that you'll need to purchase a new copy of Windows because the one you've got will think it's on a new computer and won't reactivate because it was sold for a Dimension 5000. Then, you'll need to find drivers for the system because your recovery CD is for a Dimension 5000 which it is no longer and DELL won't be any help.

If you insist on running a piece of software that is that totally dependent on a particular chipset, best budget for a new computer and buy what it needs.

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Here you need to replace at the very least the M'Board

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Chipset Upgrade

But the reality is that means a new computer or at the very least the M'Board, CPU, RAM so it's generally easier to look at a new computer.

Only thing is that new Systems are now using the P43 or 45 Intel Chip Sets and the 934 is long gone to Obscurity so can this application support a P43 M'Board?


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