If he gets a 64 bit windows install he could add ram - is that the next best bet?
Memory express http://www.memoryexpress.com seems to have a limited AMD selection (and only AM3 - not all of which I'm sure would work?)
btw: looking at memory express because we have a local location so I can hopefully pick up the pieces before his bday!! But AM willing to order parts from elsewhere if needed.
Looking at AROUND $400 in upgrade potential... And only want to make upgrades that will be noticeable performance boosts.
you probably wont see any noticeable improvements with more ram because 4gb is sufficient to run most games.
after the SSD, you will probably want a new CPU and graphics card. im assuming youre from canada and these are newegg canada prices