Windows & Compatibility

By Trafficflow
Jul 20, 2009
  1. I was going to try to load Windows RC on my Dimension 2400. When I ran the test it came back with a graphics issue. It said my current graphics adapter will not work with Windows Aero interface. It has Intel extreme graphics now. Will I be able to make the 2400 work somehow? I really enjoy Windows 7. I have it loaded on my laptop.On my wireless printer it did evrything without using the disc.
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    Not without changing your video graphics by adding a PCI video graphics card... As I recall, the 2400 will not take an AGP or PCI-Express. You will need to upgrade the power supply, too, if you add a video graphics card.
    The Dell Dimension 2400 is a very good basic home computer that works well, and reliably. But it does not have the extras one normally expects for Windows 7... Cooling is also limited, so watch out for overheating if you add the card and the power supply.
    Better to invest your money in a used computer with more native power.
  3. Trafficflow

    Trafficflow TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 91

    I understand. I was just trying to make it work. Can you tell me a basic video card that will work in the 2400? Thanks
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