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Uriah Friedlein Aug 14, 2009, 08:34pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I want to upgrade a Dell 4100 1Ghz 384Mb ram machine so it can run high level games. I am open to anything up to replacing the motherboard but I would like it if any of you have a better idea. By high level games I mean the Flight Gear flight simulator, that is all. So if you have an answer please let me know.


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micro Aug 14, 2009, 08:45pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Aug 14, 2009, 08:49pm EDT

 
>> Re: Upgrading a Dell 4100 1Ghz 384Mb ram machine so it can run high level games
You cant make any worth while upgrade. Your stuck with no more than 512 mb of ram and an agp video card. You could upgrade the video card, but that would be pointless as you would not be able to use the card in another pc if you ever upgrade.

You should have a minimum of 1gigs of ram while running win xp. A stick of 256 would cost about $50 (to bring you to 512mb)An upgraded video card would be around $100. Your a lot better off buying a walmart $300 machine then putting any money into that pc.No i dont recommend buying a Dell or walmart special, im just saying it would be better then using what you have, sry.

You should have a friend or local pc shop build you a new pc though.

Also, it is best if when you have questions about your rig or upgrades etc that you google and post a link to your pc and system specs, also that you look up and tell us the system min and recommended requirements to play that particular game.

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dzuul/specs.htm#...nformation
http://www.walmart.com/catalog/catalog.gsp?cat=602995&povi...349-lLink1
http://www.flightgear.org/

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Bungle Aug 16, 2009, 12:10am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Upgrading a Dell 4100 1Ghz 384Mb ram machine so it can run high level games
micro's right that computer is too old to be worth your time.

If you want to upgrade it you need a new Motherboard/RAM/CPU which will require you to upgrade your PSU because Dell uses non standard PSU's then you'll need a new case because the case design is not going to play nice with new parts, after doing that you'll find that your video card won't fit in a new motherboard so you'll have to upgrade that too.... see where this is going?


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Meats_Of_Evil Aug 16, 2009, 12:49am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Upgrading a Dell 4100 1Ghz 384Mb ram machine so it can run high level games
Give us your budget and we'll work our magic.

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>> Re: Upgrading a Dell 4100 1Ghz 384Mb ram machine so it can run high level games
That laptop is too outdated to be upgraded enough for high end videogames.

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