I need some advice on upgrading my computer.
It is a Dell Optiplex GX240 with:
Bios A03 (Now A05)
1.8Ghz Pentium 4 (Northwood I think) Socket 478 Cache 512kb(L2)
256mb P133 RAM (Now 256*2mb) SDRAM
20gb Hard drive (Now 80gb)
Ati rage 128 pro ultra low profile 32mb (Now Nvidia Geforce4 MX440-se agp 4x (64mb)
Motherboard supports 400fsb
At the moment I'd rather not buy a new computer now (I wait a bit longer until the specs completely shadows mine, also I might be going to uni this year). I just need a reasonable upgrade(not too drastic)
BTW just the processor and graphics card because the RAM I can deal with and the hard drive is ok for me. (it took me ages to find out the exact model of my processor)
Thanks in advance!!!!
P.S Does changing the processor affect the bios and the kernel of the OS? (Ubuntu 10.04 32-bit)