your ram choice is fine as long it supports ddr2-533, but you need to determine what your current ram is running at. (cpu-z can figure it out for you.) the dell comes with ddr2-400 or ddr2-533, not ddr2-433 (which doesn't exist). personally, if you're running ddr2-400, i'd dump the existing ram and use all ddr2-533.
as for the graphics card, what do you plan to use the pc for? the 7600gs is an entry-level 3d card, can play some games, and will work fine with your 300w power supply. this evga 7600gs is a better buy at $85 before $20 rebate. if you don't plan on playing an games and don't like rebates, this evga 7300gt is $66 straight up.
Ok boys and girls, I have a few questions. I have a dimension 4700 and I'm thinking about a few upgrades. First, I'll tell you what and how I have it running.
Here are my specs:
RAM: 2 x 512 433Mhz DDR2
Intel Pentium IV 3.4 HT
140 gb HD
Running Vista Enterprise (same as Ultimate, minus Media Center)
I tried to max it out as best as possible when I bought it.
Now as to what I want to put in it. I'm planning on adding 2 extra gigs of ram 2 X 1gb. Here is the URL for the product.
Now I don't think I will have a problem. They match specs with the exception that this runs at 533 and the ram in the system is running at 400-something. From what I understand, it'll just run at the slower speed, right?
Now a graphics card is needed. This is the one I had in mind.
Again, I have the PCIe card, so there shouldn't be a problem. My only concern is my 305watt power supply. I don't use all the features with the computer (all 6 USB ports) and things like that, so I'm not too worried.
So at the end I'm hoping to have these specs
RAM: 3 gb 2 x 1 gig and 2 x 512
Video: Geforce 7600GS 256 MB
Pentium IV 3.4
Does that sound like a mean system or what??
What you you all think? Will I have issues with those parts? Anything I should know? Should I pull out the 512mb ram cards and leave it with 2 x 1gb or will it be fine with all four dimms taken?
Thanks for all the advice.