Dimension 3100/E310 – Windows 7 32 Bit

This model and Operating System is not supported by Dell.

Hardware Remarks and Recommended Upgrades

  • RAM – Random Access Memory

It is recommended to upgrade it to 4 GB of RAM (note 2 GB of RAM is the official maximum):

2 slots
DDR2 PC2-6400
240-pin DIMM
1.8 V

Crucial 4 GB Kit: http://www.crucial.com/store/partspecs.aspx?IMODULE=CT2KIT25664AA800

  • Video Card

The integrated Video Card isn’t great for running Windows 7, see this thread for more details about upgrading the hardware in this unit: http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/disk-drives/f/3534/p/19503827/20355717.aspx#20355717

  • Solid State Drives

See this thread on notes for Solid State Drives: http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/disk-drives/f/3534/t/19396337.aspx

Tally up the cost of all the above hardware upgrades and the OS license and compare to a new system before proceeding.


See Updating the BIOS.

OS Updates
System utilities





Install the registry file and then the audio driver. New untested.

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