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I'm a little short of cash now so I'm planning to do a small upgrade to my Dell Dimension 3100.

Can I upgrade the memory and CPU so I can run Windows 7, currently is on  OS: Windows XP SP3 (32 bit), CPU: Intel Pentium 4 CPU 3.00GHZ,
Graphics:  Intel 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset V6.14.10.4410, Memory:  1 GB DDR2 SDRAM, Motherboard:   Dell Inc. 0JC474, HD: 145GB.

Can be done with the memory and CPU or I should remain with XP ?  Can't find an answer on the Dell website ,, any advice..

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  • Hi Chappy08,

    What you need to do is run the Win 7 upgrade advisor. Yes, you'll need a video card, but I think you would also want to know what else you need before you take the plunge.

  • Chappy08

    I'm a little short of cash now so I'm planning to do a small upgrade to my Dell Dimension 3100.

    Can I upgrade the memory and CPU so I can run Windows 7, currently is on  OS: Windows XP SP3 (32 bit), CPU: Intel Pentium 4 CPU 3.00GHZ,
    Graphics:  Intel 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset V6.14.10.4410, Memory:  1 GB DDR2 SDRAM, Motherboard:   Dell Inc. 0JC474, HD: 145GB.

    Can be done with the memory and CPU or I should remain with XP ?  Can't find an answer on the Dell website ,, any advice..

     
    Chappy08
      
    A Socket LGA 775 Prescott, P4 3.4gb, 800FSB is the maximum size processor that can be installed.

    The E310/3100 supports a maximum of 2gb [2x1gb modules] of memory, see HERE

    The e310/3100 doesn't have 64-bit support.

    The only video cards supported by the e310 are PCI, or low-bandwidth PCI x1 cards, this PC does not support PCI-Express x16 or AGP

    ZOTAC ZT-60604-10L GeForce GT 610 512MB 64-bit DDR3 PCI HDCP Video Card,

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500262&Tpk=gt%20610
      
    Have you tried running Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor?

    http://windows.microsoft.com/is-IS/windows/downloads/upgrade-advisor

     

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