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Is it worth upgrading my HD and RAM?

I have a Dell Inspiron 5000, and I'm generally still happy with it. I'm running Windows 2000 with 128MHz RAM and a PIII 650GHz processor on 10GB of hard drive space.

Here's my question. Is it worth it to upgrade my RAM and my hard drive space (say to 256 or 512MHz and 40GB) with the current processor, or will the processor limit the effect of these upgrades?

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In reply to: Is it worth upgrading my HD and RAM?

Sorry about the mislabeling of the units...I still get my bytes and hertzs mixed up.

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In reply to: Is it worth upgrading my HD and RAM?

I up'd my old Acer ter-600 to 256M which was nicer but I never could get Windows 2000 (or 98se) to boot under 4 minutes. I cloned the drive onto a cheap 40GB 5400 RPM drive and wham... boot time dropped to under 2 minutes. It's a good upgrade.

Later I swapped the CDRW with a DVD/CDRW drive.


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I don't know much about upgrading HDs but definitely upgrade RAM I recently doubled the RAM on my computer (512MB to 1024MB) which is only one to two years old with a significant boost in performance especially in boot-up(boots in 1/2 to 1/3 time) and multitasking all for low cost. In my opinion, a RAM upgrade gives you the most bang for your buck.

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