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Hi all,

Was wondering if anyone had anysuggestions as to how I can go about upgrading my PC. In particular, I need more hard drive space. I am pretty new to tinkering with systems and components, but I have some information to start with (motherboard etc.). I have some cash to throw around as well, so can purchase the best (as long as it is also value for money).

Here are my specs:

Motherboard Properties
Name: Leadtek Win Fast K7NCR18D
Chipset: nVIDIA nForce2

Motherboard ID 01/27/2003-nVidia-nForce-6A61BLB9C-00
Motherboard Name Leadtek WinFast K7NCR18D / K7NCR18D Pro / K7NCR18DM / K7NCR18DLM

CPU Properties
CPU Type AMD Athlon XP, 1533 MHz (5.75 x 267) 1800+
CPU Alias Thoroughbred-B
CPU Stepping B0
L1 Code Cache 64 KB
L1 Data Cache 64 KB
L2 Cache 256 KB (On-Die, Full-Speed)

CPU Physical Info
Package Type 453 Pin PGA
Package Size 4.95 cm x 4.95 cm
Transistors 37.6 million
Process Technology 6Mi, 0.13 um, CMOS, Cu
Die Size 84 mm2
Core Voltage 1.50 - 1.65 V
I/O Voltage 1.6 V
Typical Power 44.0 - 64.0 W (depending on clock speed)
Maximum Power 48.5 - 74.3 W (depending on clock speed)

Physical Drives
#1 (Active) NTFS C: 0 MB 30529 MB
#2 FAT32 D: 30529 MB 7632 MB

If anyone has any suggestions I would welcome them.

Thanks :whistling:
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How much memory ram?
What Graphics card?
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Hey, thanks for asking :whistling:

Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack Service Pack 2

System Memory 512 MB (PC2700 DDR SDRAM)

Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440-SE (64 MB)
3D Accelerator nVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440SE
Monitor Hercules Prophetview 720 (1215500597)

Audio Adapter nVIDIA MCP2 - Audio Codec Interface
Audio Adapter nVIDIA MCP2 - Audio Processing Unit (Dolby Digital)

USB Device D-Link DSL-302G Modem #2

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Recommend another 512 Mb of Ram (try to match it to same brand you already have)
Recommend a bigger Hard Drive (about 200/250 gb+ is value for money present)
Perhaps: A newer Graphics Card If you want to play latest games.
Perhaps to Maybe: Update Processor if you can find an AthlonXP 2600-3200+ or Sempron in 462 pin
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