This is my first post on the forum. I'm not extremely knowledgable of computer hardware. I was recently looking at a system which I am interested in to buy. It is a shuttle with everything I need EXCEPT 2 problems - it only has 512 RAM and ATI Radeon 9100IGP (which I've never even heard of). Now I'm wondering - how hard it to upgrade these two components? Can a person mediocre at computers do this without easily breaking parts? What I really want are 2 1-gig sticks instead of the 2 256 MB mem sticks this computer comes with. From what I've heard, this is the easy part.
Now the hard part is this. ATI Radeon 9100IGP, from what I've read on shuttle websites, is *integrated* onto the motherboard. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I always thought that integrated cards have issues because they take up base RAM. Plus, this will be gaming computer (thus the 2gig ram), so I'd rather add a X800 ATI rather than this.
Does anyone know if this process is difficult, impossible, or has to be done by professionals?