The Intel 845E is a slug on memory access times and from 512MB to 2.0GB or more you will not be happy as flies just about as fast as before you added the RAM. I have a few of those Intel 845 based systems and we are letting them stand still until dead.
HOWEVER, replacing the old slow hard disk can give your machine a big boost for few bucks.
Just installed an under 20 buck DVDRW drive. Why not go get one of those? Spotted at newegg.com and geeks.com
I am thinking of updating my computer with more memory and an updated burner drive. What I would appreciate is any suggestions in regards to the type of drive to burn. I currently have 52x24x52 LiteOn CDRW drive and was contemplating either a DVD/CD drive or should I consider BD/DVD/CD burner? I have the following computer constructed at a local computer business:
Intel Pentium P4 Socket 478 2600 System
Asus P4B533 mother board - Intel 845E chipset
nVidia GeForce FX5200 8X AGP 128MB DDR dual VGA/TV.DVIvideo card
80 G 7200 8M cache Western Digital Ultra ATA.100 hard drive
O-board 6 channel audio controller
ACER ATX mid-tower case w/300 watt quiet power supply
Windows XP Pro
512 megs PC 2700 333 Mhz DDR
I was also considering increasing my memory 2gb or 3gb?
For the record I am a novice so appreciate any suggestions one may have.