Upgrading Dell Vostro 1700

By Birddog
Aug 11, 2008
  1. Hey all. first time post. sorry for the newbie questions.

    I'm headed off to college in about a month. I've had a dell vostro 1700 for about five months and am very pleased with it. unfortunately, it was a gift and the person who gave it to me didnt get the best options so i'd like to upgrade it to be more of a gaming machine. money is a factor, so i dont need it to be the highest-end equipment on the market, but enough to run games at a fairly high quality and without many problems.

    Vista Home Premium(would be willing to downgrade if it makes THAT much of a difference)
    Nvidia Geforce 8400 M GS
    2 GB RAM (plan to upgrade to 4)
    Intel Core2 Duo T5270 1.40 GHZ

    If any other info is required let me know. Thanks in advance for all the help!

    Also, I dont know if some of this stuff is/isnt upgradeable. I dont think anything is integrated, but i've seen conflicting specs. The only integrated item I saw was DAC type (Integrated RAMDAC) and i have no idea what this is. thanks again.
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

  3. Birddog

    Birddog TS Rookie Topic Starter

    hm. ran that program and all i got back for each tab was "sorry. no available upgrades."

    any other suggestions?
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