ok a friends father asked me to look at his computer and se what the best path would be for an upgrade.
the computer was custom built for him three years ago with this mobo
a celeron 1.8Ghz, and less than 256 RAM.
my first thought is of course just to add some more RAM up 512MB.
this would be the simplest plan but taking into account how old the computer is and the fact that the mobo is discontinued (and probably no longer supported with updates) i was thinking about suggesting a mobo replacement, and possibly a new processor.
he said he wants to spend around $200, and all he uses it for in email, word processing, and watching the occasional movie.
so what should i suggest? if he gets a whole new mobo and processor will he need a new copy of windows or will he be able to plug in his old HDD and boot up fine? thanks for any help and advice.