I'd say RAM for music production, the more the better.
so do i keep the hard drive
or is ram the first step
is the ram the first step
yes get the ram then buy a hard drive later the ram will help right away
Without a system spec there's no way of knowing what needs upgrading... If you have a 32-bit OS adding more RAM will be a waste, the effectiveness of a faster HD will depend on what HD you currently have, if you have a crap MoBo or CPU upgrading RAM or HD could be a waste...
^++ As I was reading, that was my first question. MB/operating system. If 32 Bit Operating system 4 gigs is max - still recommend as 3 gigs is going to be single channel. Need 2 or 4 sticks to be daul channel.
How much space do you need (Operating system + program + storage). Get Ram to balance system (ie 1 x 1gig stick) then get a 7200rPM HDD. Then START Save money for new system and/or buy a SSD for operating system/Programs then use current HDD for Storage.