while i would recommend the 64 like the rest of the people here ( much much faster than the XP, just tested one yesterday) for 20 dollars extra id get the 3200.. keep in mind tho .. if you plan on making more money soon .. get the 3000 and wait till you upgrade... because 20 dollars is not that much extra... but also .. the boost from the 3000-3200 is also not that much extra.. but every little bit helps if youre a gamer.. soo ..if you plan on saving another 500 bucks soon for a computer... get the 3000 now .. or wait all together... if not then get the 3200...
psydesign: i have had 2 gigs in my PC and windows worked just fine and i noticed a gigantic boost of speed.. and motherboard supported it, however i didnt check to see if windows posted 2 gigs as running memory... though i have checked to see if it posted 1.5 gigs a month later.. and it did ... so i know for sure it supports 1.5 ... and im betting it supports 2 also..
AMD 64 3500+ 939 Winchester/no o/c
MSI K8T Neo2
MGE 400w PS
2X 512 meg ram sticks/generic
PNY 6800 GT 256MB running stock
Western Digital 80 GB HDD