Ok I have a Dell Dimension 4500S, just over 3 years old, which consists of:
256MB DDR RAM – upgradeable to 1Gb (1 free slot)
40Gb IDE Hard Drive
Its been having a hard time recently having connected to a wireless network and dealing with internet & anti-virus software (is AVG particularly power-consuming?). I normally use this computer for Browsing/email etc., Messenger, playing music and downloading tunes, and usually playing the old Football Manager 2006 (min-recommended spec: 0.8-2.0 GHz, 128-256MB RAM). All of these often simultaneously if possible, which it cant manage anymore. I don’t do anything graphics intensive, but I’m also very low on disk space.
So my question is: is it worth upgrading the RAM and adding an extra hard drive (if poss) or will the benefit be lost on the 2.0 P4?
If I have to buy new I will, but I found this 256K RAM at £23.49 http://www.orca.co.uk/asp/prodtype.asp?prodtype=1927&ft=m&st=3
…which I thought was nice.