Hello. I am on a very limited budget (max £200) for upgrades to my home PC and I would like advice/suggestions for which components to upgarde, replce or add to improve performance and general user experience. I use it for gaming (although it is now struggling with newer games and the graphics card has no pixel shader), home 'office' style work and storing photos. I also store small amounts (10GB) of video and music.
Mesh Matrix PC (XP Home Edition Service Pack 2) AMD Athlon XP1800+ (1.54GHz) 128 kilobyte primary memory cache 256 kilobyte secondary memory cache 512MB RAM Board: ASUSTeK Computer INC. A7A266-E REV 1.xx Bus Clock: 133 megahertz BIOS: Award Software, Inc. ASUS A7A266-E ACPI BIOS Revision 1011 03/01/2002 NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440 Creative SB Live! series 5.1 speakers MAXTOR 60GB hard drive (23GB free) PIONEER DVD-ROM DVD-116 TEAC CD-W524E 4x USB 1.0 2x Firewire Ethernet & modem Lexmark X73 MFP Scanner
click here the link will help you regarding upgrades. More memory will improve things no end and of course a better graphics card, useing the prompts will guide you to both. A second HDD would be an advantage especially for backing up..
click here second one down is the sort of thing i would look at..