Currently have a fairly oldish mahcine that I'll be getting rid off in the next 8 months due to the fact that I'll be moving countries. Currently my machine is a P4 2.6 HT with 512 megs of DDR 400 (dual channeled so 2 x 256 meg sticks of Transcend memory) with a 120 gig ATA 100 drive (Seagate Baracuda).
Now I can either get a gig of ram (2 x 512 meg sticks, but they will be Apacer memory) or a 160 or 200 gig SATA I hd.
Of the two above which would be the most benefical? I have started noticing HD problems in newer games with them taking a long time to load data off the HD, while I realise more RAM would help this as more data would be stored in RAM would a faster HD not help more in the long run?