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Windows 7: fixed xp desktop what upgrades can i do?

25 Jul 2010   #1

fixed xp desktop what upgrades can i do?

today i just finished fixing my old xp desktop what upgrades can i do?

OS: windows xp 32 bit service pack 3
CPU: intel pentium 4 northwood 0.13um technology
RAM: 512MB
Motherboard: gigabyte technolgy 8i865GME
Graphics: 128mb RADEON 9200 series
HARD DRIVE: 80gb maxtor 6y080l0
optical drive: NCE DVD_RW ND-2500A
Audio: Realtek AC'97 Audio

any surgestions?

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25 Jul 2010   #2
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Win 7 Ultimate x64

If staying with XP, another 512 MB of ram if you can find it cheap. If going with Windows 7, leave it alone as anything needed (new video card, that old 9200 would have to use XP drivers; and take the ram to 2 GB, 1 GB would do but 2 definitely better) will cost more than the whole computer is worth.
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25 Jul 2010   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


1) Is it worth the money, to upgrade?
2) Upgrade Ram to 2gb.
3) Upgrade Graphics to 512mb or higher.
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25 Jul 2010   #4

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)

There's plenty of upgrades you could do but what do you plan to use the computer for? As-is, it would be fine for web surfing, forum reading, checking email, etc... but it would be inadequate to play the latest games.

You need to decide if it's worth it to you to put money into this machine to upgrade it for your intended use.
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25 Jul 2010   #5


i plan to do surfing the web and video editing so i might put a 1gb stick of ram into it the graphics card thats not built into the motherboard is it?
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