Rather than lose any more time, just post a link to your exact model.
Most XP machines didn't have 6GB RAM and many didn't upgrade over 2GB. Let's get your full model info on your next post. Let's hope it's a link.
I have a Dell Inspiron 530s tower that runs great but is currently running Windows XP. I would like to upgrade it. I don't know much about buying hardware but I was advised to meet today's standards to upgrade it to:
Intel core i3 or i5
1TB hard drive
I would like to know if it's much cost effective to take it to a computer shop and have these upgrades done or to buy them online, then have them installed. Any suggestions? Can I buy these items from other websites other than Dell that are compatible?