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Is this computer upgradeable or is it for the junkyard


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#1 inkoalawetrust

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Posted 22 October 2016 - 02:06 PM

Is my old OptiPlex 760 even upgradeable at all or is it only good for web browsing

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/vCNrM8GqcipWRPJQNDC7Qn6

(I dont actually care if it is or not since ill never have the knowledge or the money to upgrade computer hardware or to build a computer but im just curious how useless good is this PC)


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Posted 22 October 2016 - 02:29 PM

I believe it would run linux fairly well. Check Mint, Mate or Cinnamon



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Posted 22 October 2016 - 02:40 PM

I believe it would run linux fairly well. Check Mint, Mate or Cinnamon

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/629357/i-want-to-install-ubuntu-but-not-screw-up-everything/ read the whole thread


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Posted 22 October 2016 - 02:45 PM

Okay, I now remember the thread, sorry. I was under the assumption you were thinking of getting rid of XP.



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Posted 22 October 2016 - 02:57 PM

Okay, I now remember the thread, sorry. I was under the assumption you were thinking of getting rid of XP.

You actually made facepalm IRL by thinking i have windows xp


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Posted 22 October 2016 - 03:31 PM

That's a face palm alright. I could have sworn I saw XP in the speccy. 



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Posted 22 October 2016 - 03:58 PM

That seems to be the small desktop version of the OptiPlex 760. As such it's not worth spending much on it & it'll never make a gaming machine, but you could upgrade the RAM to as much as 8GB & you could upgrade the CPU to a significantly faster Core2 Duo or a Core2 Quad (upto a Q9650) & it would be perfectly fine for general computing & running Windows 10 if wanted. The only question is whether you can get the (used) parts to do this cheaply enough to make the job worthwhile.

 

One of my "spare" machines is an OptiPlex 760 SFF with a Q9550 processor, 8 GB RAM, Windows 10 Pro 64 bit & it will happily do any general computing tasks you throw at it. It won't game & you might need some patience if you wanted to do video rendering on it, otherwise it's fine.



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Posted 22 October 2016 - 04:03 PM

That seems to be the small desktop version of the OptiPlex 760. As such it's not worth spending much on it & it'll never make a gaming machine, but you could upgrade the RAM to as much as 8GB & you could upgrade the CPU to a significantly faster Core2 Duo or a Core2 Quad (upto a Q9650) & it would be perfectly fine for general computing & running Windows 10 if wanted. The only question is whether you can get the (used) parts to do this cheaply enough to make the job worthwhile.

 

One of my "spare" machines is an OptiPlex 760 SFF with a Q9550 processor, 8 GB RAM, Windows 10 Pro 64 bit & it will happily do any general computing tasks you throw at it. It won't game & you might need some patience if you wanted to do video rendering on it, otherwise it's fine.

I was asking out of curiosity only because theres a million reasons ill never have a decent computer and also it doesnt matter since this one will have the same fate as my first computer (a netbook)just like every computer i will ever own will


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Posted 23 October 2016 - 03:47 PM

I have a Optiplex 755 that runs Win 7 quite well with a Core2 Duo.

 

Upgrade what?  For what teason?  What don't you like about the system as is?

 

Answers to those questions will probably get you headed in the right direction.

 

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Posted 23 October 2016 - 11:26 PM

I have a Optiplex 755 that runs Win 7 quite well with a Core2 Duo.

 

Upgrade what?  For what teason?  What don't you like about the system as is?

 

Answers to those questions will probably get you headed in the right direction.

 

Louis

It can play any kind of game it cant run a VM etc

 

 

 

it cant do anything else than web browsing and even then it lags


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Posted 24 October 2016 - 10:12 AM

I don't know...but I believe the O/S determines whether a VM is supported or not.  It would appear to me that 2GB of RAM would be more of a limiting factor than any other hardware aspect of your system.  Since your O/S supports more RAM...it seems to me that increasing the amount of RAM installed just might make you a happier camper with your present system.  2GB of RAM installed...would seem more of a limiting factor than anything, IMO.  Running a 32-bit version of Windows limits you to 4GB of installed RAM but 4GB is twice what you currently have.
 
A 75GB hard drive...doesn't allow room for much of anything other than the activities you previously described.
 
Some Documentation On VM Support
 
FWIW
 
Purchasing the RAM above would be a gamble but it's the right RAM for the motherboard specs.
 
I don't game so I can't address that aspect of computing.
 
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Edited by hamluis, 24 October 2016 - 10:40 AM.





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