In my office I have a few Dell Dimension 4600's running XP Pro 32-bit. We use them to run MS Office and Quickbooks. I currently have a 4600 with a Radeon 9550 AGP graphics card and 2GB RAM that I've used for running Chief Architect X2 with marginal performance. I do my 3D rendering work at home on another computer. I have a Dimension 4700 that I got for free (real estate office shut down and gave it to me). I also stepped up to Chief Architect X3, which I can run on my laptop (Dell Inspiron M5030 w/ Windows 7 64-bit) and my home PC. My thought is to upgrade the 4700 to run Chief Architect X3. Here is what the program needs: PC Minimum* * Windows 7 / Vista / XP * 2.4 GHz processor * 2 GB of Memory * 5 GB of available hard disk space * 256 MB dedicated video card * OpenGL: 2.1 or higher * Internet: High speed for Registration, Video access, and Catalog / Library downloads Here is what is recommended: * Windows 7 64 bit * Multi-Core CPU (e.g., Intel i5, i7) * 6 GB of Memory * 50 GB of available hard disk space * 1 GB high performance video card (e.g., NVIDIA or ATI) The Dimension 4700 as delivered: Mainboard * Chipset type Intel 915G Express * Data bus speed 800.0 MHz Cache Memory * Type L2 cache * Installed Size 1.0 MB * Cache Per Processor 1 MB RAM * Installed Size 512.0 MB / 4.0 GB (max) * Technology DDR2 SDRAM * Memory Speed 400.0 MHz * Memory Specification Compliance PC2-3200 * Form Factor DIMM 240-pin * Features Dual channel memory architecture If I were to up the RAM to 4GB and add a GeForce 9500 GT Video Card (1GB DDR2, PCI Express 2.0), and use it strictly for design work, do you think it would perform well? Wanna kill these ads? We can help!