I have a few Dimensions, with Windows XP, that I used for email and research.. Then I bought a Dell Precision 690, with SATA hard drives. Try as I might, I cannot get Windows XP to function on the 690. I have software for the drivers, but no dice. The 690 has Vista presently.
So...I need a computer half-way in size from the Dimension to the Precision 690. I had to buy a new table to hold the 690, since it barely fits on my desk. To make a short story long, I need a machine that will hold my IDE hard drives, and considerably more memory than the Dimensions.
Goodwill sells dozens of older computers. I just don't know which one fits my size/hard drive/memory requirements, and I was hoping someone here can advise me. I can't buy another 690, 'cause it's just too big.
Surely someone here is familiar enough with older Dell computers, who can tell me which model Dell is medium-sized, compared to the small Dimension and the large Precision 690. And also, which medium-sized computer will accommodate at least two IDE hard drives, and 4 GB of memory. The alternative is to get the Service Tag from each computer being sold online by Goodwill, and run it through Dell Support to determine the original configuration, until I find one with the right specs.
The XPS line replaced the dimension.
As far as pc`s from the Goodwill, we don`t know what will fit in them either.
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