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Dimension 3100/E310 – Windows 7 64 Bit

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This system is a 2005 system and with some push can run Windows 7 64 Bit. It is not Windows 10 64 Bit Capable due to elevated Processor Requirements. It is not advised to spend any money upgrading this system, as it is cheaper to purchase a more capable Second Hand Business Desktop.

System Upgrades

Operating System License

Windows 7 is no longer for sale and it is not recommended to run Windows 10 on this model.

Service Manual

Dell Service Manual

Memory Upgrade

This system supports 4 GB of RAM 2×(2×1 GB Modules)

amazon.com Crucial CT2KIT25664AA800

amazon.co.uk Crucial CT2KIT25664AA800

Solid State Drive 3.5″

Upgrading to a Solid State Drive

The integrated Video Card has just below bare minimum for running Windows 7

BIOS

OS Updates

System utilities

Chipset

Video

Ethernet

Audio

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

2 thoughts on “Dimension 3100/E310 – Windows 7 64 Bit

  1. Someone gave me a old Dell Dimension 3100/E310. Pentium 4 3GIG Processor, 2 Gigs of RAM.It came with Windows XP. I upgraded the Graphics Card to 512mb. I put Windows 7 Professional 64bit on it and it runs fast! No problems.

    1. I wasn’t aware the board is 64-bit architecture capable. Thanks for reporting this. I have some issues with this board (one of my customers’ PC) Dell 3100. I installed a Windows 7 Ultimate -32 bit for him. However – during installation of security updates after SP1 (just before they are installed and PC shuts down) – VGA output suddenly cuts out and monitor becomes black. My customer panics and shuts down by holding the power button. Have you encountered anything like this? Also another question – no driver issues when you installed graphics card? How about with other utilities? I assumed you used a PCI slot for video card – as there are no others. Is it Windows AERO capable? Thanks in advance for any help…

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The Dell Windows Reinstallation Guide is an unofficial set of installation guides written and maintained by an individual Philip Yip. To support the running costs of this site, as well as the costs of test hardware needed to keep the guides up to date. Please consider leaving a donation or clicking on the affiliate link if you are planning on buying Office or a SSD Upgrade for your system anyway. I'd like to thank you in advance for leaving any donations or clicking on the affiliate links. Written in Scotland , Great Britain (GB), , United Kingdom (UK) and hopefully soon to be part of Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom (CANZUK).

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