I bought a new computer about two years ago. it was an HP Pavilion 8760C (scroll down a bit for the detailed description). It is nice, but I’d like to upgrade a few things- RAM, Video Card, and possibly the processor. It has 126MB RAM, 733 PIII Processor, and 16 MB Video Card currently.
I looked on half.com (which I plan on getting the parts, since I’m a cheap bastard and don’t care if they’re used), and found some amazingly cheap things- particularly this. The guy says it’s new, 512 MB and DIMM (which I understand is a good thing). And under $40. Is this for real? I remember when 256 cards were over $300. The guy has a high rating, so I’d trust him, I guess.
So anyway, is there anything I should know before I start shopping for new parts? I am pretty much hardware challenged, I know that there is a difference between AGP and PCG (or whatever it’s called). I just don’t remember which is better. Why is my computer only expendible up to 768 MB RAM? I can’t just put two 512’s together? Will my computer have any conflicts being old and whatnot?
Oh yeah, if you know of any deals I’d like to know. I have a pretty tight budget. Staples was selling 256 MB RAM cards for $9.95 for the Christmas sale but they were out when I got there. Bait and switch I’m thinking.