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Old 11-25-2006, 01:18 AM   #11 (permalink)
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im pretty much screwed unless i can rig up a new power supply somehow?
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You'd be better off just waiting a while and saving nickels and dimes and building a cheapo AMD rig, since you can get one of their processors for like 60 bucks now. I'm sorry to say I don't think there's much anything you can do with that dell. Maybe try and sell it? Even if you could upgrade the PSU, you'd have a mess of a case, or not case, whatever that thing is.
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Old 11-26-2006, 11:16 PM   #13 (permalink)
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what would happen if i tried to run it off a 180w psu?
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I don't think it would boot up because it wouldn't be getting enough power.
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Yea you're better off saving for a new computer. If it only has PCI slots, and a 180w PSU, then it's not worth, to spend anymore money on it.
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You cant do it man.

1: Your PSU is weak and not upgradable.
2. PCI video cards are very poor.

Save your money and build a system. One with AGP or PCI-E, then you could upgrade in the future without any trouble. And DONT buy a Dell.
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