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Dimension E310

Dimension E310 that has the Media Center Edition in it. I would like to upgrade it so it will be able to get the Windows Vista Home Premium. What would I need and how much?
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Re: Dimension E310

You should have 2 gb of main memory, and a dedicated video card.  One of the below will work.
 
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814103016  X1300 PCI slot card - Expensive for what you get in terms of performance

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814161017  X1300 1X PCI-Express card The best you can get, but also expensive and low end performance..Hypermemory on the this 1x pci-express version shares the system memory - if you only have 512 system the card will only give you 256 for the GPU. If you have 1 GB system it does show the full amount of 512 for the card - although it is still shared memory. Only the 128 onboard is dedicated to the GPU and it's only 64-bit hardware I/O

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=7638292&type=product&id=1130987962366  6200 PCI slot card - Expensive, for low end game settings

http://www.powerleap.com/VideoCards.jsp#PCIbookmark  PCI slot 6200 card. A little less costly

Banchetto 101 Case-Less System

http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/6640/295gtx.jpg 

 

eVGA 780i Mobo

eVGA 295 GTX Video

8 Gb Corsair Memory

Thermaltake TRUE Black CPU Cooler

VelociRaptor 10,000 rpm HD

Windows 7 RC 7100

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