Solved Should I switch between XPS 630i or Optiplex 360?

April 15, 2015 at 18:16:22
Specs: Windows 7, 2Gigs (Optiplex) and 4Gigs (Xps)
I have a XPS 630i with a Nvidia 9800 GT in it (I know that that card SUCKS) and I also have a dell optiplex 360...
So I was wondering which one to pick now to use mainly, because the Optiplex is good at running videos but cant run games (No graphics card in it)
But the XPS 630i SUCKS at running videos and is... meh, at running games..
I also forgot to mention that the XPS has Vista and the Optiplex has 7
(Windows that is...)

So which one should I pick?
I was kinda thinking of maybe combining them but I dont know really.
(ALSO, the one that I am NOT going to use is going to my brother so it needs to be able to work in any way shape or form)

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April 15, 2015 at 23:59:43
It's a no-brainer - - keep the Windows 7 one.

Vista is a resource-hog and has terrible memory management, whereas Windows 7 is quite the opposite.

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April 16, 2015 at 08:58:16
✔ Best Answer
The XPS 630i is the better machine by far - better CPU, better graphics card, more RAM, etc. The major problem is the OS & who knows what else you're running along with it. If you have a lot of garbage installed, never removed the Dell crapware, don't keep the drivers updated, don't practice regular maintenance, etc., all those things could account for the system running poorly. I were you, I would find a copy of Windows 7, completely wipe the hard drive, & then install Win7 from scratch.

BTW, the 9800GT may be an older card, but it does NOT suck...the 8400GS sucks, lol. The 9800GT is still a viable gaming card & should NOT have problems playing videos. Are you using VLC Player or Windows Media Player? If you have WMP, you need to keep the codecs updated...VLC Player doesn't suffer from that problem.

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