I am a college and student and 2 years ago discovered the whole Dell 'special' power supply, etc. when I tried to upgrade my videocard, and the new card could not draw enough power. My warranty runs out in a couple months and I had some questions regarding upgrading:
MY ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS IS THIS: I simply want to upgrade my video card, but due to the reasons below, I cannot simply just do that.
I am happy with everything I have (monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers, 2 hard drives, sound card, Intel Pentium 4 CPU 2.53GHz, all the basics) except my video card and maybe my memory (512mb)
THUS- What is the most economical way to get a computer (or modify mine) that has my specs (pentium 4, 2.53 ghz, radeon 9200se) or better with a better video card?
Some other ponderings...
1. Has anyone upgraded a gx260's power supply? Has anyone seen how to do this?
2. If the power supply is upgraded, will that risk burning out the motherboard? Should I also purchase a new motherboard?
Any input would be greatly appreciated! thank you kindly!!!!