Now, my plan is to upgrade my ram first. I went to crucial like pretty much EVERYONE recommends, and they were dead wrong. It told me I had 4 slots when I know for fact that I only have 2. It also told me each slot can only handle 1GB sticks each. This part I'm not sure about. My plan was to replace the 256mb and 1gb sticks I have with 2 identical 2gb sticks. I know that I need DDR2 240 pin sticks, but I don't know what the supposed PC2-5300 part is that crucial told me, or if that's even correct. Any help here?
I also wish to upgrade my graphics card. I've been looking at the Nvidia GTX-400 series cards, but not sure if those will work with my current configuration. I would also need one that would work well if and when I decide to upgrade to Windows 7. Graphics cards I know very little about, so any advice here would be appreciated.
If more information is needed, please let me know and I'll be happy to supply. My computer is getting to be around 4 years old, and while it would be easy to just buy a new one, I'd rather just upgrade a few parts if I can.
P.S. I do play graphics intensive games like WoW, SecondLife, Elder Scrolls: Oblivion. I'm not a hardcore gamer, but would like things running smoother than they do now.
Thanks in advance!