Upgrade my PC

With the fear of being laughed at I am looking at upgrading my prehistoric PC.
Any advice would be useful. I just want to get the full potential from my current setup.

It currently overheats and shuts down. I'm not too sure what fan I require for the processor or what will fit.
I also want to install the new ubuntu version 12.04 and have the current XP OS to boot up.

Please help.

Kind regards,


Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (build 2600)

2.10 gigahertz AMD Athlon XP
128 kilobyte primary memory cache
512 kilobyte secondary memory cache

Not hyper-threaded Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. GA-7VA
Bus Clock: 167 megahertz
BIOS: Award Software International, Inc. F9 01/14/2003

_NEC DVD_RW ND-2510A [Optical drive]
ATAPI CDRW 52X32 [Optical drive]
3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

160.00 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
28.39 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space
Maxtor 6Y080L0 [Hard drive] (80.00 GB) -- drive 0, s/n Y2FXWYXE, rev YAR41BW0, SMART Status: Healthy
ST380011A [Hard drive] (80.03 GB) -- drive 1, s/n 5JVCSJ46, rev 8.01, SMART Status: Healthy
c: (NTFS on drive 0) * 79.98 GB 15.74 GB free * Operating System is installed on c:
f: (NTFS on drive 1) 80.02 GB 12.65 GB free

2048 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory
Slot 'A0' has 1024 MB
Slot 'A1' has 512 MB
Slot 'A2' has 512 MB
Local Drive Volumes new – volume encryption

Controllers Display
Standard floppy disk controller
Primary IDE Channel [Controller]
Secondary IDE Channel [Controller]

VIA Bus Master IDE Controller - 0571 RADEON 9000 SERIES [Display adapter]
RADEON 9000 SERIES - Secondary [Display adapter]
Philips 170S [Monitor] (17.1"vis, s/n VN 133497, December 2004)
Seiko Epson 170EI-A01-V50 [Monitor] (17.1"vis)
Bus Adapters Multimedia
VIA Rev 5 or later USB Universal Host Controller (3x)
VIA USB Enhanced Host Controller MPU-401 Compatible MIDI Device
Realtek AC'97 Audio for VIA (R) Audio Controller
Standard Game Port
Virus Protection [Back to Top] Group Policies
No details available None discovered
Communications new – connection speed & status Other Devices
SoftV92 Data Fax Modem

ADMtek AN983 10/100 PCI Adapter
↑ Belkin Wireless G Plus MIMO USB Network Adapter #4
primary Auto IP Address:
Dhcp Server:
Physical Address:

Networking Dns Server:
Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
PS/2 Compatible Mouse
USB Root Hub (4x)

Network Map:
IP Device Type Device Details Device Roles
Web Server
Web Server
Printer Lexmark Web Server
Windows Workstation Study (in WORKGROUP),
Linux System O2 (in WORKGROUP), Thomson Samba Server, Print Server, Browse Master
Router O2wirelessbox,
o2wirelessbox.lan, Thomson / TG 587n v2 / #1111DH2FV DHCP Server, Gateway, Domain Name Server

Software Licenses:
Adobe Systems - Adobe Dreamweaver CS4
Adobe Systems - Adobe Photoshop CS4
Belarc - Advisor 3818b25a
LexmarkInkjet - IjPrtSettings 20R1160P2385131
Microsoft - Internet Explorer
Microsoft - WebFldrs XP
Microsoft - Windows XP Professional

Software Versions & Usage:
ı i Adobe Photoshop CS4 CS4
ıı i Adobe Reader Version
i Adobe Systems, Inc. - Shockwave Flash Version 11,1,102,55
ıı i Alexander Roshal - WinRAR Version 4.0.0
ı i Apple Inc. - Bonjour Version 3,0,0,10
ı i Apple Inc. - iTunes Version
ı i Apple Inc. - MobileDeviceService Version
ı i Apple Inc. - MobileMe Version 1, 6, 7, 0
ıı i Apple Inc. - QuickTime QuickTime 7.7.1 (1680.42)
ı i Apple Software Update Version 2.1.3
ı i ATI External Event Utility for WindowsNT and Windows9X Version
ı i ATI Smart Version 5.13.0025
ı i ATI Technologies Inc. - Catalyst Control Centre Version
ıı i Audacity
ı i Belarc Advisor Version 8.2a
ı i Belarc, Inc. - Advisor Version 8.2a
ııı i BitTorrent, Inc. - µTorrent Version
i Cinematronics - 3D Pinball Version 5.1.2600.5512
ıı i CPUID - CPU-Z Application Version 1, 5, 5, 0
ııı i Dropbox Version 1.1.35
ıı i Evernote® Version 4,5,3,6131
ı i Foxit Reader Version 4, 2, 0, 0928
i Google Inc. - Picasa Photo Viewer Version 3.9.0
ıı i Google Inc. - Picasa Version 3.9.0
i Google Updater Version 2.0.711.37800.beta
ıı i LIGHTNING UK! - ImgBurn Version
ıııı i Memory-Map Navigator Version 5, 0, 2, 627
ıı i MetaGeek, LLC - inSSIDer2 Version
i Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version
ı i Microsoft Corporation - Internet Explorer Version 8.00.6001.18702
ıı i Microsoft Corporation - Messenger Version 4.7.3001
ı i Microsoft Corporation - Windows Installer - Unicode Version 3.1.4001.5512
i Microsoft Corporation - Windows Movie Maker Version 2.1.4028.0
i Microsoft Corporation - Windows® NetMeeting® Version 3.01
i Microsoft Corporation - Zone.com Version 1.2.626.1 i Microsoft Data Access Components Version 3.525.1132.0
ıııı i Microsoft(R) Windows Media Player Version
ııı i Microsoft® .NET Framework Version 2.0.50727.3053
i Microsoft® .NET Framework Version 3.0.6920.1427
i Microsoft® .NET Framework Version 4.0.40305.0
ı i Mozilla Corporation - Firefox Version 11.0
ııı i myPod Apps, LLC - meta-iPod Version
ııı i OpenOffice.org 3.1
ı i OpenOffice.org 3.3 Version 3.03.9556
i OpenOffice.org Base Version 3.03.9556
ı i OpenOffice.org Calc Version 3.03.9556
i OpenOffice.org Draw Version 3.03.9556
ıı i OpenOffice.org Impress Version 3.03.9556
i OpenOffice.org Math Version 3.03.9556
ıı i OpenOffice.org Writer Version 3.03.9556
i OpenOffice.org Writer(Web) Version 3.03.9556
ı i pdfforge http://www.pdfforge.org/ - PDFCreator Version 1.02.0003
i pdfforge http://www.pdfforge.org/ - TransTool Version 3.01
ı i Piriform Ltd - CCleaner Version 3, 8, 0, 1475
ı i Printer Communication System Version
ııı i RealVNC Ltd. - VNC Viewer Free Edition Version 4.1.3
ıı i Safer Networking Limited - Secure Shredder Version
ıı i Safer Networking Limited - Spybot - Search & Destroy Version 1, 5, 2, 0
i Safer Networking Limited - Spybot - Search & Destroy Version 1, 6, 0, 0
ıı i Safer Networking Limited - SpyBot-S&D Version 1, 6, 2, 0
ııı i Safer-Networking Ltd. - Spybot - Search & Destroy Version 1, 6, 2, 0
ııı i SiSoftware Sandra 2012 Version 18.24.2012.1
ıı i Skype Version 5.3
ı i Spotify Version
ııı i Sun Microsystems, Inc. - Java(TM) Platform SE 6 U26 Version
ııı i Sun Microsystems, Inc. - Java(TM) Platform SE Auto Updater 2 0 Version
ııı i TeamViewer Version 6.0
ıı i the VideoLAN Team - VLC media player Version
ı i Trusteer Ltd. - Rapport Version 3.5.1201.68
ııı i Visual CertExam Suite Version 1.9
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