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Old 11-10-2007, 09:29 PM   #1
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Ok, my dad is giving me the Dell XPS 200. It is 2 years old and it needs upgrades t live to my expectations. In order to upgrade the parts I need to know what parts i should get, and the most important thing is how i am going to get the money. Any advice on those two things?
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You can start off by posting the complete specs of the Dell XPS 200. That way we'll know what your working with. Also, what are you planning on using the computer for?
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I dont have the specs now. When I get home on Monday I will give them to you. am going to be using a lot of games, aim, and i-tunes.
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Well then, the first advice I can give you is to get find a job to raise the money you'll need for any upgrades. I realize that you are 13, but you can ask around the neighborhood and offer to mow lawns, do general yard work or cleanup. Even offering to walk dogs can nab you some money. Maybe ask mom or dad for any extra chores to do for a few bucks.
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Those are not the specs of the computer rudster.
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Those are not the specs of the computer rudster.
Yea It is 2 years old. And, my cpu is a p4.
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Old 11-10-2007, 09:56 PM   #8
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Run a CPU-Z. It's free and quite good. It tells you the RAM technology, count, timings, CPU, socket, FSB, Multiplier, etc. Motherboard manufacturer too.

http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php
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Those are not the specs of the computer rudster.
The specs Rudster posted ARE indeed the specs fpr the Dell XPS 200. Maybe Dude has the model number wrong.
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No, that is the new version of the Dell XPS. Mine is the first version and the specs are different then that one.
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Those are not the specs of the computer rudster.
i searched it on google and thats what it came up with.
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Yea, that is the updated version.
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Considering that Dell computers are fully customizable, the specs posted more than likely may not match with what Dudemcbob0876 has.

ISOwner has the right idea, CPU-Z is a great little program. Another would be PC Wizard or even Belarc Advisor, both of which will tell you everything you'll need to know about your computer.
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yeah he has a p4 ht I think.

I'm not sure of the socket.
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If it is 2 years old it is probably a socket 478 which would mean a whole new mobo, and since the Dell form factor is most likely BTX you need to build a whole new computer. Now depending on the games you want to run and if you have an agp slot you can just upgrade the RAM and video card and have a decent computer, but if you want a computer to run Vista then just build a new system.
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I still have not got any help on my situation.
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no one can help you until you post the specs
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Well can I get some tips on some easy money.
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Where do you get cool smiles and those thingers?
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