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Old 06-10-2009, 05:25 PM   #1
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I have my custom pc I bulit last year. I am running Windows 7 but switching back to WinXP Pro. Here are my specs, just need to upgrade.

Monitor- Sony 17in LCD
HDD- Samsung 120GB, IDE
GPU- XFX GeForce 8600 GT XXX Video Card - 256MB DDR3, PCI Express, SLI Ready, (Dual Link) Dual DVI, HDTV
CPU- Intel Core 2 Duo E4700 2.60GHz
Mouse- Razer Deathadder
Keyboard- HP Keyboard (From past PC)
CD/DVD- IDE stock from past PC
Mobo- XFX nForce 610i/7050, Socket 775, µATX, PCI Express
RAM- 2x Crucial 1024MB PC4200 DDR2 533MHz Memory

Anything else just ask. Thank you so much!!!

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Old 06-10-2009, 05:57 PM   #2
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everything will be good to run xp. I would personally need a bigger hard drive and I wont put anything less than 200 gigs. in my computers, but a 120 gig would be more than enough for xp and running programs with. Obviousely it depends on how much you save and how big the files are to determine whether you need something bigger than 120 gigs. Another thing you may want to look at is putting in a little more ram in.
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Old 06-10-2009, 06:10 PM   #3
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Hi there,

What is your budget exactly? What are you having problems running? What apps? Where are you in the world?
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A video card and CPU upgrade are the two things that stand out to me. You may even need a higher output power supply depending on the wattage of your current unit.
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A video card and CPU upgrade are the two things that stand out to me. You may even need a higher output power supply depending on the wattage of your current unit.
450w PSU.

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Hi there,

What is your budget exactly? What are you having problems running? What apps? Where are you in the world?
around $200ish. No Problems just slow. Illinois
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