Hey I'm thinking about doing some computer upgrades, this is pretty terrible since it will inevitably lead to me spending a bunch of money. I've currently got a Athlon XP 2500 Barton, 512MB of Ram.
Here's what I am thinking about doing, getting two 512 sticks of PC3200 and just being happy with more RAM.
I also was checking out the Athlon X2 3800+ for like 150, of course that would mean a MOBO upgrade, and RAM.
I don't really know if I need the extra power, I do game every now and then but I am not hard core. I've a got a 6600GT video card which i think outclasses the rest of my hardware. Of course its AGP which would probably be a problem if I went with a new MOBO. I've recently gotten a video cam and have been doing some stuff with that, which leads to my computer being tied up some for video processing and what not.
My brain says just buy RAM, but my heart says why stop there.