Your PC with XP is not getting MS security updates. We have some old XP machines here at my work and security is blocking them from accessing the internet. If you add 2 gb of ram your 32 bit machine will on use a little over a 1 gb of the 2 gb of ram. I would look into an i5 processor with some kind of Nvidia or ATI/AMD graphics processor. I would get a machine with 8gb ram and a bigger hardrive.
I was given a PC but it is a little over seven years old according to its service tag. I want to do basic video editing and possibly HD (but not a must). I am on a budget but want quality video. Here is my PC and it's specs!
1)Vostro 200, Slim Tower Intel Core2 Duo CPU E7200 (2.53GHZ 1066FSB 3MB L2)
2)WINDOWS XP PRO
3) 2GB DDR2 SDRAM 800MHz, Dual Channel DT
4)16X DVD+/-RW Drive
5) 80GB Serial ATA Hard Drive 7200RPM, 8MB
According to crucial.com I could get 4gb of RAM (2x2) for around $55 but cnet says 4GB is the max so idk$ and a SSD with 120GB for $70 and it has video card slots pci express x16, pci express x 1 and two pci slots. The chipset is Intel G33! Can I upgrade to a decent video card? And I'm reading a lot about needing GPU instead of CPU and I'm lost there plus I don't know my motherboard specs or how to tell if a video card is good or even compatible. I'm a rookie but a damn quick learner. So what I'm asking is can I have this PC doing what I need for cheaper than a new one that will do more ( and if so please include suggestions or links). Thanks for your help!