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    Help upgrading a Dell OptiPlex GX260 SFF

    Hey so I have recently been made redundant from Woolworths and I picked up one of these on the way out from the office, It will eventually be under my mum and dad's TV back in Southampton hopefully with Windows Vista Ultimate on it.

    So they can go online and my dad can play cards etc..

    the 3 things need upgrading ..

    256mb of PC2100 DDR SDRAM ram to 2gb
    On board graphics to a Low profile PCI or 4x AGP Card
    Laptop/SFF CD-Rom drive to a SFF DVD-RW

    Possibly I will also need to upgrade there 20gb HDD


    Any help and decent prices on the following will be useful

    Thanks!!

    3 Comments

    RAM can be had on the cheap from eBay as with the slim CD/DVD Drive

    "Hi, Dell? Hi. I have a GX260 here, I'm not sure if it's in warranty still, but if it's not, I want to know how much an out of warranty repair will be. Problem is, the system won't start up any more, because the power supply caught fire, and loads of smoke came out the back"

    Before paying out any money, try phoning Dell and telling them this. See what happens. Might be something rather magic.

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    dxx;4025462

    "Hi, Dell? Hi. I have a GX260 here, I'm not sure if it's in warranty … "Hi, Dell? Hi. I have a GX260 here, I'm not sure if it's in warranty still, but if it's not, I want to know how much an out of warranty repair will be. Problem is, the system won't start up any more, because the power supply caught fire, and loads of smoke came out the back"Before paying out any money, try phoning Dell and telling them this. See what happens. Might be something rather magic.



    ?? I don't know what you are going on about, unless you think I should be speaking to dell, I used there site to get all the detail's including the manuals and then cpuz and everest to get the rest of the information before opening it up, when I opened it up I stuck 2gb of ram in there and noticed the psu is only 160w so am currently looking for a GPU which doesn't require too much power for that..

    But thanks Pan
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