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upgrading

hey guys,
i currently have a very old Dell desktop, the specs are:
Windows XP Media Center Edition 2002
Intel Pentium D 2.8 GHZ
with 3GB RAM

id like to upgrade the pc because my friend says he has a lot of left over pcs parts that are better...
for example an Intel Quad core processor,
would i be able to use my cpu while just switching out the processor, motherboard, ram and graphics card?

thank you

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btw

btw the computer model is the Dell Dimension E520

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For older machines that far back

You replace them. Even minor upgrades can be treacherous.

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would i be able to use my cpu while just switching out

It would not be worth it if you kept the dated Pentium D.

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