Released June 2006, the Dell Inspiron 530 is the first desktop in the Inspiron product line.

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Is there any possible upgrades for this computer?

Ok I'm looking to see if there is any possible upgrades I can do to this computer and if so how far?

I'd love to push this computer so I can safely reinstall windows7 and use it for gaming and use bluetooth controller/keyboard on it. So the planned upgrades I'd love to do is the CPU and HDD. I think it's default ram config(which looks like 4gb) is going to be the max I can do unless something else allows it to support more. Especially since I can't afford to do much more in this case. So it's either this or an HP laptop which I doubt I can upgrade to a substantial point versus this. So that one may just end up as a old PC game laptop that's constant connected. So this one if possible will go to SSD and later dual drive it(maybe use what's already in there until I can afford something else?)

Thanks in advance for any help

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Hi @darsparx

Here is a link to the user guide for an Inspiron 530.

http://downloads.dell.com/manuals/all-pr...

Scroll to p.179 for the specifications of the PC.

If you already have this information, apologies.

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If you could provide more information about what components are in the machine such as what type of RAM and speed is your RAM and what is your CPU. I would add an SSD for sure on the PC. That will speed up the PCCrucial MX300 750 GB SSD is an easy upgrade.

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That's what I was trying to find, spec sheets for this thing weren't easy to find if I ever found them before. It seems sites are quick to delete them for these things. It's exactly a inspiron 530:

https://www.cnet.com/products/dell-inspi...

I'm going to have to double check at home, but this should be correct. I'm going to have to see if I can get another license for it, since it was originally my grandmother's computer that I took in when she upgraded to a newer model. So it originally had vista on it, she put 7 on it and lost the password after she gave it to me and I wiped it hoping she still had the 7 license somewhere just so she'd feel easier about me using it then.

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Aside from a SSD, you may be able to fit a small GPU in the system. Something along the lines of a GT 730. It won't be a great gaming machine, but it will work to get you playing.

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Yeah I know that but seeing as I can't afford a brand new computer it'll have to do. Spec sheets are so hard to find for some of these old computers. (especially some older xp laptops I have too)

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I had added an EVGA GForce GT610 to mine. Just make sure that your power supply is at least 300 Watts. I finally retired it this past weekend. I had also upgraded it with a 2TB hybrid drive, and I had placed 4GB of RAM in it. A 32 bit OS is not able to see more than about 3.5 GB of RAM so it's recommended for you to install a 64 bit OS.

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