hi everyone,i am a silver surfer using my pc for net surfing ,emails,free downloads and occasional letters.i run xp home,plenty of memory,40 gig hardrive etc. my motherboard has a 1gig Duron,but can expand to athlon xp 2400. will i get much increase in performance if i change. all advice etc appreciated. dave always learning
For the the things you do i.e. Internet surfing, email, downloading and occassional letters, a processor upgrade won't be beneficial as you probably won't see the speed increase with those tasks.
If you were video editing, doing graphics work, CD burning or image rendering/manipulation then a jump from 1Gig to a 2400 Athlon would be beneficial. You would see slight speed increases and faster work times.
My recommendation: if you only ever do the tasks you specified above, stick with what you got, save your money and spend a little on extra memory.