That can happen. Let's say there is nothing you can do about that 'missing' RAM. If it's more than 0.96 GB with the original configuration (1 GB and 500 MB) that would be remarkable, but you don't mention that.
But on the other side, it's difficult to imagine work that can't be done in 0.96 GB.
Same for the speed. Overclocking can be done, in principle, in the BIOS, but only if your BIOS has such options. And you'll hardly notice the difference between 2.66 GHz and 3.0 Ghz.
So I would just start with your current machine and see how it goes. And if it goes well, you maybe have earned enough money in a few months to buy a second hand PC that meets all specs to the letter.
BIOS shows 2gb with like 1.9 avail, but PC settings shows 960mb??
Dont know how to do a clean install?
Or how else can i fix this??
also I need 3 ghz running processor but i have a 2.66 ghz processor and heard you can overclock them and i cant figure out how to do that either.
I work from home and recently got another job opp that requires 2gb and 3.0 ghz processor so i installed two 1 gb DDR ram in to the two avail slots but now i still have the issue of my pc settings only showing 960mb of those two gigs.
my specs are
Windows XP Professional
1.5gb (1gb plus 500mb)
service pack 3