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Dell Dimension 2350 Windows 7 Performance

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March 1, 2013 5:52:32 PM

I currently set up my old Dell Dimension 2350 after about four years of storage. Currently, it has a 1.8GHz Pentium processor and 256MB of RAM. I am considering upgrading the RAM to 1GB and installing Windows 7 Pro, but Im not sure how well it will perform. I understand that Microsoft recommends a minimum of 1GB of RAM for Windows 7. I mainly want to use it for some basic video editing, YouTube, and working on various Word, PowerPoint, and Excel documents, and I want your guys' opinoin on how you think it would handle all that with only 1GB of RAM.

Thanks.
March 3, 2013 7:37:10 PM

I am afraid that you about to make a bad choice - upgrading so old PC.
Maximum RAM is 1 GB, the older Dell computers can be 'picky' on the memory that's installed, so only Crucial somewhat guaranteed to work, this is the one http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.aspx?mfr%2bprodu...

Also, you will need to find all drivers for Win7, and this will be terrible pain.

The best choice with this PC is to have WinXP here with 1 GB of memory, not WIn7.

If you have even little budget, you can get much stronger refurbished Dell for about 200 USD.
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March 3, 2013 8:23:47 PM

I just found out that 2 GB of memory is supported, preferably Crucial, reported by users.
Still excellent amount for XP and miserable for WIn7.
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