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greghoffman

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i have a chance to get a dell poweredge 1600 sc for free. can i use it as a home pc to play games and surf the net? what would i need to do to make it work as a pc and not a server? i think it already has windows xp installed on it.
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A server is technically a PC and you can use use them for everyday use.
The poweredge 1600 is nine years old, and wouldn't be gaming capable anyway. It may also struggle on the internet.
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The on board graphics is not able to play games with much success so a video card upgrade would be needed and this seems highly improbable as there is no way in the BIOS to disable the on board graphics, (Dell will not write a fix for the BIOS_)

Some users have been able to get cards to partially work, sometimes. There is lots of info on the web, here is one, >
http://en.community....t/12864084.aspx
If the machine is free and you are able to try some PCI cards, give it a go, BUT I would not go out and spend much money.
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OK...thanks for the advice...i think i'll pass on it.
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