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By jarco ·
My current system is a 133 MHz Pentium with 16 MB RAMm a 1-GB gard drive, and 12X CD-ROM drive. I currently run Windows 95, can my system be upgraded to install a DVD drive?

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by VinnyD In reply to Adding DVD to existing co ...

In order for the DVD to work it must have a driver for Windows 95 which unless it comes with the DVD drive, will not be available.

If you are planing to use the DVD to play DVD movies, I would not even try it on the computer specs you have.

You would have to upgrade to Win 98 or higher and are likely to need to upgrade the BIOS in the computer to handle the DVD drive.

So why bother! Upgrade the whole computer.

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by Alpha-Male In reply to Adding DVD to existing co ...

The amount of upgrading you would really need to do would make it not worth the trouble. You can install the DVD drive, but to use the software with it, you must meet its minimum hardware specifications. For example, the minimum system requirements for playing DVD movies utilizing Power DVD software:

Pentium II processor at 266 MHz or better.

Windows 95 / 98.

16 Bit Sound Card (Optional for sound).

AGP/PCI display card with DirectDraw Overlay support.

32 MB Ram.
Bear in mind this is a minimum and performance will be weak at this level (which is way above what your system offers).

My recommendation, buy a new PC - they can be purchased very inexpensively these days. For under $400 you should be able to get something that will run DVDs just fine.

Good luck!

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by Alpha-Male In reply to Adding DVD to existing co ...

The amount of upgrading you would really need to do would make it not worth the trouble. You can install the DVD drive, but to use the software with it, you must meet its minimum hardware specifications. For example, the minimum system requirements for playing DVD movies utilizing Power DVD software:

Pentium II processor at 266 MHz or better.

Windows 95 / 98.

16 Bit Sound Card (Optional for sound).

AGP/PCI display card with DirectDraw Overlay support.

32 MB Ram.
Bear in mind this is a minimum and performance will be weak at this level (which is way above what your system offers).

My recommendation, buy a new PC - they can be purchased very inexpensively these days. For under $400 you should be able to get something that will run DVDs just fine.

Good luck!

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by swat3commander In reply to Adding DVD to existing co ...

Ummm as fars I know no it can't because your motherboard, Also with intell 133 too slow, Plus 16 ram no way. Video card also is old. No to everything bud your system is too old to even handle new tech inside it.

If even you buy more memory 256mb chip your under 133mhz your motherboard could not handle it.

If even it does work your going to watch a movie that stops every 2-5 seconds in picture movements.

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by TheChas In reply to Adding DVD to existing co ...

Sure, you can install a DVD drive.

However, it will only function as a CD drive.

If your motherboard manufacture has updated drivers, the IDE port may also support data DVD disks.

You will NOT be able to view DVD movies on your present PC.It just has too few resources.

Chas

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