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Old 03-09-2007, 07:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well, I was wondering what vid card should i put in it? and can i put a new cpu in it?

*EDIT* or should i up my ram has 1 gig
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You can upgrade the CPU if you really want to. You'll probably have to take the entire thing apart though, from what I've heard Dell's heatsinks are screwed in through the back of the motherboard and are a pain to deal with.
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Old 03-09-2007, 09:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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thanks for the reply but should i get the 7800gtx or 7900gt is there a big difference?
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Sound Blaster 24 bit Advanced HD
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Old 03-09-2007, 09:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130048 7800GTX

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150216 7900GT

sorry but i need help fast because i plan on getting it now haha
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sorry you can close this thread now just made a dif post
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