Originally Posted by bruins004
Welcome to the forum.
For hard drivers I usually go with Western Digital bc they are a reliable company.
Seagate is a good company as well.
So I guess just go for the one that offers the best price to space ratio (which seems to be the Western Digital to me).
As for memory, I agree with infrared.
Put the 512mb stick in the other computer and get pair of 2 x 512mb sticks of PC-3200 DDR Ram. Good brands to consider is Corsair, OCZ, Adata, Crucial, Kingston.
The graphic card upgrade would be really good. When playing games or doing some video stuff you will notice a considerable difference.
Just as an FYI...Windows Vista requires at least 1 GB of RAM. Just to let you know, if you run Vista on these machines, they will likely run a little slow since you will only have 1 GB of RAM (if you do this upgrade).
Since you are relatively new to opening computers up, I guess you are new to buying computer components too.
Here are some cheap and good sites that beat brick and mortar store prices.
Thanks for your welcome, response, advice and links. Its greatly appreciated.
I think I'll probably go with Western Digital
HDD for both PC's due to the reasons above.
I cannot swap memory because the Advent
and the other PC has DDR2
. Though the advice you and Infrared gave makes sense, Re: PC-3200.
, Thanks for the info, I read its requirements last week (1GB) and thought Vista
would run slower than XP
given the limitations of both PC's.