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I have the dell equivelent to this. right here - right now.
very fist PC that I have ever owned that was store bought - i will never own another store bought system again.
You can only go up to 8gb of memory on this and let me tell you - YOU NEED ALL 8 with is operating system! it sucks anyway but without the max Gb of memory - you would not belive the problems.
I have upgraded as much as possible - Oh there is only a FEW video cards that can be used on this system, they dont mention that anywhere till you call and ask.
another funny thing - the mother board is the most simple and useless thing I have ever seen! what a ripoff -
check this out! if you do happen to get a video card that will work with your system - you can't shut the onboard off! yeah - still runs.
there is very little an operator can do in the Bios, it's rediculous. no joke.
my next upgrade will be to try to fit a new motherboard in there. A Regular full sixed board with options that make sense.
what they have done is make a minimal system that will run what they believe to be a super OP system, but what they really did was make a simple set up that has so many bugs it's insane.
My home built systems are way way way better and I will never doubt that again. if you buy this - make sure to keep a xp pro system for back up LOL seriously. you will not regrete it.
I suppose if you are the type of person that only uses systems and knows jack doo doo about how they work and you actually use the tech support online or over the phone - you will like this. I mean - you will hate it , but it will work for you as well as any other.
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I have a motherboard with the HD 4200 integrated graphics. It will play hd video fine, and some games fine. Dawn of War 1, Company of Heroes, and Team Fortress 2 all worked smoothly.
Dawn of War 2 was choppy but playable on low settings, but that might have been due to the major problem I had trying to update the drivers for the card. I went through both the ATI/AMD site and through steam, but every time I tried updating the screen went blank instead of going into windows on startup.
It's possible something else was interfering, but as soon as I switched to a Nvidea card everything worked and updated perfectly.
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