Also I am running 2002 version of XP 32meg version that includes Service pack two and then I have had to download service pack 3 from Microsoft....would like Windows 7 but not sure it my PC will run too slow?
4 years old is ancient technology in the PC world, and even at that, socket A has been dead for even longer than that, it's more like 5-6 years old. There is nothing about your PC that is upgradable, or will even carry over to a new system except maybe your drives. But even then, you would putting old outdated slow as molassas in winter drives into a new fast system, just does not really make sense.
The graphic card you bought, it is not a good gaming card, however it would work for your needs, BUT....... I believe that it is an AGP slot? If so, I am afraid to say that the AGP slot has been dead for some time as well. You will need a new GPU as well. PCIexpress is the standard now.
It's time to start all over my friend.
Thx for your advice...I feared as much, although I thought the Graphics card was pretty good spec even for now....(shows how little I know eh!)...may as well use it as a back up on a LAN in my house.
Have seen the spec below for a new computer
AMD AM3 Quad Core X4 620 10.4Ghz Power PC
Fitted With 4GB DDR2 RAM & 500GB Hard Drive
With ASROCL K10N78 Mobo (FSB2600) with integrated nVidia GeForce 8200TC 1GB Direct X10 Graphics
Max Res 2560x1600 Inc 1080p Blu-Ray Support
Galaxy 3 Case With 450W PSU.
Is this any good?
If not what can you recomend in terms of
I don't want to hack the Pentagon or edit HD movies so no need for anything over the top...just a good spec that will last me a few years....that can be upgraded relatively easy in the future?