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Operating System
Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (build 2600)
Install Language: English (United States)
System Locale: English (United States)

System Model
Dell Computer Corporation OptiPlex GX260
Enclosure Type: Mini-Tower

2.40 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
8 kilobyte primary memory cache
512 kilobyte secondary memory cache

Main Circuit Board b
Board: Dell Computer Corp. 02X378
Bus Clock: 533 megahertz
BIOS: Dell Computer Corporation A03 09/24/2002

40.02 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
28.64 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space
3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]
Generic USB SD Reader USB Device [Hard drive] (1.97 GB) -- drive 1, SMART Status: Healthy
Maxtor 6E040L0 [Hard drive] (40.02 GB) -- drive 0, s/n E11YNFYN, rev NAR61HA0, SMART Status: Healthy

Memory Modules c,d
1150 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory
Slot 'DIMM_A' has 128 MB
Slot 'DIMM_B' has 1024 MB

Local Drive Volumes
c: (NTFS on drive 0) 40.02 GB 28.64 GB free

Network Drives
None detected

Standard floppy disk controller
Intel® 82801DB Ultra ATA Storage Controller - 24CB
Primary IDE Channel [Controller]
Secondary IDE Channel [Controller]

Intel® 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller [Display adapter]
RADEON 9250 [Display adapter]Current card.
Acer X203H [Monitor] (19.9"vis, s/n LEV0C0254010, January 2009)

Bus Adapters
Intel® 82801DB/DBM USB 2.0 Enhanced Host Controller - 24CD
Intel® 82801DB/DBM USB Universal Host Controller - 24C2
Intel® 82801DB/DBM USB Universal Host Controller - 24C4
Intel® 82801DB/DBM USB Universal Host Controller - 24C7

SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio

Intel® PRO/1000 MT Network Connection

I am looking to upgrade it to save a bit of money. Even with just the 1GB RAM Upgrade and the 256 Graphics card I just bought it runs 100% better then it did.

Question is, What is the best graphics card I can add to this motherboard?
Will upgrading the HD help performance?
If I buy a External HD will it work the same as a Internal HD?
If I got ahold of another motherboard, could I put it in the GX260 case and use it with the current Hardware inside the case?

Yea I have no clue about computers. Hope the info I provided helps in answering the questions.
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Realistically it's old. It's pointless throwing money at it in my view because it'll never be as fast as current day machines.

1) HDD upgrade - the drive will probably be faster but the rest of the system is still going to be slow.
2) No. External hard drives plug into a USB port. Use them for storage only.
3) No. Dell boards are unique to Dell cases and most cases are designed in such a way that makes it hard to use any other board.
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