Catherine something about your situation just does not fell right. Unless I am reading your original post wrong your new hard drive is a 1.96Gb? This I find puzzling since I have not scene a "New" 2Gb hard drive offered to the consumer for over 5 years, at least not 3.5" desktop hard drives. As far as intergrated video. If you mainly surf and basic applications that should be fine. I would believe a 900Mhz computer would have at least a 16mb or 32mb video card. While a high amount of RAM does not nesseccarily mean a better card it does give you some indicator. The old P-III 500Hmz only had 4mb with a possible 4mb upgrade onboard. I would not go spending too much money on that computer. you can pick up a nice 1.4ghz to 1.8ghz computer for around $200.
By no means am I telling you what to do, but by the time your spend...
Hard Drive $1 per Gb ($40=40Gbs)
RAM $60 to $80 per 512MBs
DVD±RW $40 to $80
Windows XP Home $100, XP Pro $140+
You can see where you could spend alot of money and still not have haft the computer than if you spent $400 on an entry level package computer from Dell, HP, Gateway,...
Like I said, I am not trying to tell you what to do but rather help you see where you could get better bang for your buck.
Edited by acklan, 30 October 2006 - 09:08 AM.