wirespider
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DO I NEED TO UPGRADE MY XPS 400?

HI ALL,

 

Before I leap into buying a newer Dell I was wondering if someone would take a look at my existing XPS 400 Specs and tell me if it would benefit me much to upgrade. Only trouble I've had with this one is I think the Creative Sound card is bad and I use the integrated sound. This one is almost 3 years old.

 

Is there a much faster processor out there than mine and ect are the main questions I have.

 

Thanks ahead everyone!

 

 

My Specs "In a Nutshell": I had to chop it some to get it to fit.

 

DELL XPS400 

OS Name         Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Version            5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600

OS Manufacturer          Microsoft Corporation

System Manufacturer    Dell Inc.

System Model  Dell DXP051

System Type    X86-based PC

Processor         x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 4 GenuineIntel ~2793 Mhz

Processor         x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 4 GenuineIntel ~2793 Mhz

BIOS Version/Date      Dell Inc. A07, 1/8/2007

SMBIOS Version         2.3

Hardware Abstraction Layer     Version = "5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)"

Total Physical Memory 1,024.00 MB

Available Physical Memory       505.00 MB

Total Virtual Memory   2.00 GB

Available Virtual Memory         1.96 GB

Page File Space            2.40 GB

 
CD-ROMDrive D:CD-ROM DriveMedia Type      CD-ROMName   SONY DVD-ROM DDU1615Manufacturer    (Standard CD-ROM drives)PNP Device ID            IDE\CDROMSONY_DVD- Drive    E:Description       CD-ROM DriveMedia Type      CD-ROMName   HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GWA4164BManufacturer    (Standard CD-ROM drives)
 
Sound DeviceName   SigmaTel High Definition Audio CODECManufacturer    SigmaTelName   Creative Audigy Audio Processor (WDM)Manufacturer    Creative Technology, Ltd.Name   Unimodem Half-Duplex Audio DeviceManufacturer    Microsoft
 
DisplayName   RADEON X600 256MB HyperMemoryAdapter Type   RADEON X600 (0x5B62), ATI Technologies Inc. compatibleAdapter Description     RADEON X600 256MB HyperMemoryAdapter RAM  256.00 MB (268,435,456 bytes)Color Planes     1Color Table Entries       4294967296Resolution        1024 x 768 x 75 hertzBits/Pixel          32
 
ModemName   Conexant D850 56K V.9x DFVc ModemDescription       Conexant D850 56K V.9x DFVc ModemProvider Name Conexant
 
Network 1394 Net AdapterAdapter Type   Ethernet 802.3Product Type   1394 Net AdapterInstalled            YesPNP Device ID  RAS Async AdapterInstalled  Available NameWAN Miniport (L2TP)Installed  WAN Miniport (PPTP)Adapter Type   Wide Area Network   WAN Miniport (PPPOE)Installed Direct ParallelInstalled WAN Miniport (IP)Installed Ethernet 802.3Product Type   Intel(R) PRO/1000 PL Network ConnectionInstalled Packet Scheduler MiniportAdapter Type   Ethernet 802.3Product Type   Packet Scheduler MiniportInstalled  MSAFD Tcpip [TCP/IP] RSVP UDP WINSOCK:Size 2.80 KB (2,864 bytes)Version 3.10Size 22.00 KB (22,528 bytes Version 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
  
Storage DRIVES:Drive    A:Description       3 1/2 Inch Floppy Drive Drive    C:Description       Local Fixed DiskCompressed     NoFile System       NTFSSize      149.00 GB (159,989,886,976 bytes)Free Space       118.83 GB (127,597,932,544 bytes) Drive    D:Description       CD-ROM Disc Drive    E:
Description       CD-ROM DiscDrive    F:Description       Removable Disk Drive    G:Description       Removable Disk Drive    H:Description       Removable Disk Drive    I:Description       Removable Disk 
Message Edited by wirespider01 on 07-29-2008 11:12 AM
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stefanrp97
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Re: DO I NEED TO UPGRADE MACHINE YET?

I don't see anything that shows your processor information, but you could easily upgrade your graphics card and make your system last, just don't go overboard with some power hungry graphics card. I would recommend an ATI HD3850 or nVidia 9600GT. They can both be had for cheap and run fairly well. My 3850 from Sapphire works great. Smiley Happy
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wirespider
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Re: DO I NEED TO UPGRADE MACHINE YET?

stefanrp97, 

 

my bad if the proc info wasn't on there. I was chopping that post like crazy to get it down to 20,000 characters.

 

Also, I'm really not trying to make this pc last its kind of a thing where I've always tried to update my Desktop around every three years,but I'm not sure if tech is still advancing at the rate it has was.

 

Sometimes I get the feeling this XPS 400 has trouble handling a fast DSL connection using Explorer or Firefox (hangs allot) not Hangs up like a reboot hang. Maybe the word to use is stalls, like when I'm loading or  using back or forwards or have multiple pages open and that kind of stuff. It could be the DSL I know but I just need peoples input on whether or not my proc/ram and so on is up to date. I don't have a problem buying another Dell Desk. It's just that I want to make sure I need another one.

 

Thanks Smiley Happy for the info on the graphics bard btw, it will help me out no matter which way I go.

 

 

Here's more info on my XPS.

 

Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 2.80GHz 2.79GHz 1.00GB of RAM Physical Address Extension.

 

Thanks ahead of time again everyone.

 

Wade...

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stefanrp97
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Re: DO I NEED TO UPGRADE MACHINE YET?

It doesn't look like any of the newer processors are supported on your system but i wouldn't worry about it too much. My computer has an old single core Pentium 4 3.4 GHz with 2GB of RAM at 400MHz and a ATI HD3850. I can play Call of Duty 4 with no problems. Granted it could be better, but it's surviving.
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