Originally Posted by JNorris57
And I forgot to mention, fat do you happen to know anything about how I check to see if my other parts are still functioning and whether or not they would be compatible with your suggestions either way.
only way I know of testing stuff is putting stuff in another known working computer and test parts 1 by 1
so thats probably not much of a help.....
model names/numbers would be nice, then I could probably google it up
DDR is not compatible with DDR2
and you said processor is about 4-5 years old, and 3.0 ghz, so I am guessing intel P4 socket 478 with AGP interface motherboard -which is rather old you'll spend more money trying to upgrade it than buying a whole new rig
hard drives are always compatible, so are your CD/DVD drives
case, you can probably re use also
power supply, due to capacitor aging and betting it have poor efficiency I'd strongly
suggest a new one