thanks for the advice.
just to clarify. currently I have 2 sticks of 128 for a total of 256. (came with original compaq 128 stick)
the max allowable appears to be 512. I was just considering keeping 1 128 stick and upgrading with a 256 for a total of 384. since i can't find pc100 sticks, and I am told i can't mix and match diff bus speeds, i thought I would just get 512 (2 sticks of 256).
went to guanghua, bought 1 512 (it was cheaper than 2 256), but didn't work, so now I am going back and exchanging for 2 256)
no I don't need a lot of memory, 512 should be fine. I think my bottleneck is graphics card. right now I have a 8mb nvidia. and with some games there seems to be too much virtual memory being used (I assume this is a hardware accel. prob. thus fixable with a better vid card) and winxp just reboots (or crashes, then reboots)
I don't need a better processor, nor would I want to bother spending extra money for that.
anyways my next purchase would be a laptop, so saving up for that
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