I am trying to upgrade my computer
Sony Vaio VGC-RA840G
There have been no updates so far except for a new hard drive November 2010. I really do not use this hard drive as I have three seagate 1.5 TB that I use to store any and all information, 1 for docs as I do research for others, 1 for videos and basic stuff personally, 1 for pics that I take for the research.
This is what I do know that I have:
2.80 gigahertz Intel Pentium D
16 kilobyte primary memory cache
1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache
Multi-core (2 total)
TigerJet HardDisk -- drive 7, rev v2.0
Board: ASUSTek Computer INC. P5LP-VX
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD 1001 05/18/2005
1024 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory
Slot 'A0' has 512 MB
Slot 'A1' is Empty
Slot 'A2' has 512 MB
Slot 'A3' is Empty
RADEON X300 Series [Display adapter]
Westinghouse WDE LCM-19v1 [Monitor] (19.1"vis, s/n 16843009, July 2005)
We are now getting more into gaming and videos - 3d tv purchase this past week. We are on the net 24/7 as we do work from home 85% of the time.
I refuse to buy another computer!!!! I love my vaio. I would rather spend money over the next few months and rebuild this one to be faster for gaming, streaming, etc. and more up to date than what we currently have operating. (I have not upgraded from xp as I bought two laptops one 7 and 1 vista and returned them both as I really didn't like them too much. I will eventually break and buy the upgrade but have not done so as of yet.)
I would appreciate help to do this. I have no problems taking the thing apart and replacing the items necessary BUT I do not want to 'hunt and peck' my way thru this. I want to purchase compatibile items the first time, make it faster the first time rather than become frustated and just throw money out the window. Whatever needs to be done, memory, video, cpu, mobo, blah, blah.... I just really can't see buying brand new when we have a base to work with that is not bad, just that we are suddenly outgrowing it.
Any help, suggestions, comments would be appreciated.