New vs Old

I just made my first computer, feels good!!!

New Computer
chaintech 7SID
128 DDR
1400 athlon

Old COmputer
MSI motherboard
256 sdram
700 athlon

My question is My new computer is just a little faster than my old computer I check the bios and my new athlon is running at 1400mhz. I am using my old hard drive 5400rpm. What improvements can I do to make it faster. Buy more DDR memory, a faster hard drive, video card????
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  1. Read Tom's BIOS Tuning Guide from a while back, that'll help. A faster hard drive will make a big difference, too. What video card do you have?
    What are you doing that isn't as fast as you expected?

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  2. I am doing alot of video compression, divx , with my old system I could get 6.0 frames per second, new one about 8.0. Would more ddr memory help. video card its a TNT2 32mb..
  3. A new video card would do wonders for you. More RAM and a faster hard drive would help, too.
    But it's mostly the video card holding you back.

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  4. why does your new computer actually have LESS ram then your old one. Be a man and buy another 128mb

    Run along now little amd zealot, you're not wanted here...
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