Give is the model number of the Dell (or better yet the Service Tag number - it'll be on a tag with a UPC symbol and have 7 or 8 letters/numbers usually on the back of a Desktop or the bottom of a laptop) and tell us what operating system you have.
You don't see a HD icon or one that says Your Computer icon on your desktop? Without anything else showing on screen the icons that show this in the upper righthand side of the screen or left hand side. If you do right click on it and click on System Info That will have the info we need to tell you what you have for innards.
I already know that. Tried it last night. CAN It be adapted to do it tho??
It's going to require a new mainboard, processor, memory, and video adapter. It wouldn't be cost effective to upgrade all that stuff, since an entire new box would be less expensive than those parts. Check out the prices just for the video adapter they recommend.
Most all games today are Ram Memory Hogs~ I think Nev. will agree will that.
Even the lowest priced under 900 bucks a HP Starts with 8 GB of Ram. And can be upped to 16
I looked at some "gaming" computers from HP and they can go all the way to 32 GB of Ram.
I myself upped this iMac form 2 GB to 8 and I am not even a gamer.
Just that every new version of really ANY OS, takes more and more Ram Memory. And playing most any modern game nowadays requires a bunch of ram just to load on the machine, say nothing about playing it.
options 1+Video card = 298.99
options 2+Video card = 214.98
my pick option 4 = 404.99 (no surprises)
option one has more ram then 2 both comparable on processor speed, 1 is almost 100 more then 2 and 4 is a little over 100 from 1 (200 from 2) but you also get a case and power supply, as much ram as 1 and more processor speed then either plus a dvd burner. just add hard drive.
I just took a quick search and tigers a goto for me on prices. your free to do your own shopping bill but think you would be better off new then used off craigs list. just my 2 cents.
Thanks all, and DH, I just cant see spending that money for playing one game. There are several sim farm games around, BUT, at the present, This is the only one that goes back to the 1950s. IF it wernt for that, I would have not bought it. I dont play games generally, so to have it when I already have a proificient puter at hand is just more than I want/can handle.
Bill thats chump change compared to what I dropped on my first machine.
Not bragging just saying.
I just upgraded from xp (32 bit) to win7 (64 bit)
I did not want to but I've been getting into these memory intensive graphics programs, let me tell you its not only made using them more pleasurable but just in general everything else runs so much faster.
I of coarse got my computer geek brothers last system (its a loan so to speak) so I did not have to drop any money on it.
But if you not doing that sort of stuff and only use the puter for low intensity apps, I could see not wanting to spend the money.