Hey. Couple questions...
I have this tower that I got from someone. I don't know much about it except that it runs Windows XP, has an MSI motherboard part #MS-7021 running with an AMD Athlon XP 2000 processor, a single pc2700 DDR memory card (don't know name), and an S3Trio 32/64 graphics card (at least that's what it says on it).
I ran SiSoft Sandra on it and it says I can upgrade the processor to an XP 3200+ but Newegg.com doesn't offer anything. I'm guessing they're old and probably obsolete but nontheless.... Can I still upgrade or is it not even worth it.
Once in a while my internet freezes and crashes, I've run spyware and virus software on the computer a few times and there doesn't seem to be any more bugs. It's also been defragged and all that jazz.
When I'm not online, the computer runs fine but when I am online, everything seems to go to sh*ts.
Well my questions is that would the processor be worth it to be upgraded and IF I do upgrade, would I have to reinstall a new Windows operating system or will it just reboot like normal?
I know you don't have to reboot if you're installing more memory so I'm also thinking about upping the memory to 2 Gigs (2x 1GB PC2700 DDR sticks).
Remember I'm still a student in training.
Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!
Oh yeah, I wanted to upgrade to at least a 150 gig internal hard drive cause I'm also using a 500 gig external. Would that mean I would HAVE to reinstall Windows XP again?... cause I don't have a disc.