a bit of an older system, but it will do the job just fine. If you can squeeze it in there, add a second RAM Stick (a 1 GB would do) for 3GB of RAM. should be only about $25.
Thanks for your reply.
I have 2 spare 1gb dimms (should've stated that) so I if I can keep it as cheap as possible that would be good. They are pretty good memory sticks though, running at 4-4-4-12. They've been good to me so I think they will serve him well.
This guy really needs his pc to be as cheap as possible. I blame the kid and hungry wife
amd is quite a generous they have am2+ boards which use ddr2 ram but also am3 cpu's
That would be worth looking at. The AthlonIIx3 is a better CPU for about the same price and an AM2+ motherboard would still let you use the old RAM. If the RAM dies you could carry the CPU forward onto an AM3 mobo and get DDR3 RAM, as DDR2 may become hard to get in the near future.