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Upgrading a Dell Dimension 2400 to W7


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#1 Galad

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 06:47 PM

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Been toying with the idea of upgrading this older system to W7. Ran thru the upgrade advisor and the major issue is the Intel ® 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics controller. The INTEL website does NOT list this as compatible either. Is this as simple as replacing/upgrading a video card, or is this a chipset on the motherboard?

Is there a way to overcome this limitation?

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 07:48 PM

Does it come with original specs?
Celeron 2.40GHz, 512MB, 80GB HD

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 07:53 PM

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It's the 2.7 Celeron; 1G RAM; and the HD is now a 160G
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Posted 21 February 2010 - 07:53 PM

Its onboard chipset. The motherboard seems to have only PCI slots so you can add a PCI graphics card. Most modern graphics cards are PCI-Express cards.

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 08:26 PM

Win 7, as Vista would like to see dual core processor and 2GB of RAM.

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 09:19 PM

Yeah, that's pretty borderline.

I'd just go buy a new computer, personally. :huh:

It would be probably be functional, as is....but not great.
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