So it has a PCI-E x16 slot, so I think that means I can install a nice new graphics card in there, if it fits. (Still thinking HD 5770 1gb) Do I need to know anything about the power supply when thinking about the graphics card?
5770 will work and you just have to make sure the bare minimum is a 450 watt PSU but I strongly suggest a 600 watt or better.
It says there are only 2 slots for RAM, DDR2. Not sure if this includes the 1024 mb already installed. I would
You have a total of 2 slots counting the one that is already there.
I would prefer to get up to 4gb but perhaps this isn't possible... (I have 2 sticks of extra RAM already - they say 'DDR512PC3200'. I can buy new RAM if necessary)
Since you are using a 32 bit OS the max it will utilize is 3.5 gigs. I would suggest getting another 1 gig module to match what you already have for a total of 2 gigs.
Could you tell me what my options are for RAM + a graphics card? Any help is greatly appreciated, thanks
The ram I just explained and as far as the video card you are talking about the same video I have and I can play all the newer games with no problem with it.