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windows xp Home Edition with 80 gb harddrive


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MFrances

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Have a Dell Dimension 4600 with 80 gb hard drive Reinstalled windows xp and the software that came with computer . Now it comes up as Dimension 4600i WHY and can this be fixed
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are you certain? Are you plugged into a different video part?

The difference between the is mainly one has integrated video (the i) and one does not
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Don't know what integrated video is.......
Just know that my system now shows dimension 4600i and I was told if I go to f2 when I start the computer which is system setup hit the alt+f key I can place everything to default as it was when I got it which is 3 years ago. But reinstalled system a few times now and don't really know if that will work. So ofcorse I have not tried it because Dell says I may harm the hard drive....
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I do not have enough information to give you a good answer

the 4600i had an integrated video card on the motherboard, meaning it did not need a videocard in a slopt. The 4600 had a separate video card.

If you want, go to our download section and install everest home edition, then SAVE a report and ATTACH it to next post
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ok downloading everest home edition is this istead of windows xp home edition and will it ruin my harddrive and programs
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no, it is a PC inventory program that will catalog your hardware and put it in a report so I can see it
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ok will try and write back to you

ran everest program now what do I do

Edited by MFrances, 05 February 2006 - 05:26 PM.

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I've got a dell dimension 4600

it comes up as 4600i, always has, always will

as far as I know, all dimension usually come with intergrated graphics
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So it doesn't matter if it shows up as dimension 4600i
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I really don't think so.

Did you try calling Dell about it, or is your support warranty expired?
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Have you done that report yet?

Sorry if I came across, well, cross earlier. I'm of the opinion it really does not matter, but it's still worth taking a quick look
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Ran the Reprot and on it my motherboard states it is a dimension 4600i
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I know, please save and attach it...I want to see if

a) you have an integrated video card
AND
b)a pci or agp card

If you are using the wrong one, your performance will suffer
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Now you must tell me how to attach it to your name
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