more ram, a better processor (check out powerleap) they might be able to hook you up for the low-low, an 80 GB WD caviar special edition with teh 8mb cache, those logictec 400W 4.1 surround sound speakers. any 2 of these +256 ram will most likely take $500. you can always go for dvd-rom/cd burner/dvd burner.
See i need to buy a 133 adapter card. I havent tried the maxtor one since my hd is maxtor but, when I tried the cheap 133 cards they detect the hardrive then when the Intel splash screen shows up it locks up. I tried it all I think like disabling the onboard ide controllers, etc. Even a new bios, any hint?
your ram speed is fine... you just might wanna get another 256 or 512mb stick and throw it in. i saw noticeable improvements on Battlefield 1942 when i went from 256 to 768mb.
your video card is fine. but i'm sure you could definitely benefit from a new processor. but being that it's a compaq, that board might only support up to a certain speed... if i were you, i'd try to find out what that is... and get that speed processor.
those 2 are what i'd definitely get. if you think you need better speakers or another harddrive or something, that's up to you. it all depends on what your needs are. but i'm assuming you play games often, in which case more ram and a new processor would put a lot of life into your comp.
Ep, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS