Improving the computer I already have
Hope y'all had a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday season overall. We had our first White Christmas in several years, but that's a whole 'nother story...
Back around 2004, I bought a desktop computer from a local computer builder that uses a Socket A motherboard and an AMD Athlon XP chip. The graphics card is by NVidea (sp?), but I can't remember all of the details for it.
The original motherboard died awhile back, and I've replaced it with an AOpen AK-77-400N, which is another Socket A board. Looks like this case requires that type of board.I've installed 2GBs of RAM. The board might hold a maximum of 3GB. I'm also running a 200GB hard drive.
Now, how can I update this computer as much as possible? Which CPU, graphics card, etc? I know the easy route would be to buy something newer, but I'm not feeling the need to junk this system just cause it's a little older.
Right now, it's running XUbuntu, and unless there's something else out there that's night and day better, I intend to keep it that way. I don't make huge demands on the system, but right now it seems a little slow. I am open to replacing the motherboard and not closed about the notion of overclocking it a bit.
Any assistance would be appreciated. If you need more information, I'll try to find it. I used to know more about this stuff and am feeling a little rusty.