Having problems with your Dell Optiplex GX270 ?

I have a Dell Optiplex GX270 running on windows XP pro. It has 2MB RAM and 80GB hard disc drive. When I checked to see if I could run Windows Vista Ultimate, the checker said I could, but might need to upgrade the video card. Can you give me some ideas on what I will need? Thank you.


Answers :

I would not suggest upgrading to Vista since your optiplex GX270 does not support a processor that has a 1 GHz front side bus which is one of the system requirements for Vista.

You may be able to run Vista if you can upgrade to at least a 128mb video card depends on the form factor of your machine.

You also may have to upgrade your memory and hard drive depending on your needs since Vista Ultimate requires 1GB of RAM and at least 15GB of hard drive space.

If you still wish to upgrade to Vista I would suggest going here and going to parts and upgrades. It will ask you for your service tag which usually can be found on the back of your tower.

http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/product_support/product_support_central?c=us&l=en&s=pub&SystemID=PLX_PNT_CEL_GX270
You'll need to have at least the following specs to run vista comfortable;\015\0121 or 2 Ghz processor\015\0121 or 2 GB RAM\015\012Video : AGP with 256mb or more cache\015\012Yoy might also have to consider changing your power supply.
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