I have a Dell Precision 380 that is a couple of years old, but works fine. I have installed Windows 7 on it and it runs fairly well.
My question is whether I should spend money on upgrading the hardware. For example, I wanted to up it to 4 GB of RAM for about $60 and add a cheap video card from ASUS for about $50.
I was also thinking of buying a Core i3 processor for around $100 and adding that. If the motherboard is several years old, will it make a difference if I upgrade the processor? I wasn't sure how much of a role the motherboard plays in all these performance aspects.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!