First consideration is can you locate a motherboard manual? That's an older board, and a manual is likely to be very difficult to find, if you don't already have one.
- What CPU's the motherboard will support, and what speed it has now.(Need the manual)
- Right type motherboard-AT/ATX.
- More memory! It probably has 72 pin SIMMs, but might have a DIMM slot or two. Both are available, if you know where to look.
- Hard drive- you're likely to have a drive size limitation of 8.6 GB. That size and smaller are still available, again if you know where to look, and should be sufficient for business use, you're not going to be downloading many 200MB games...
- Applications you plan to use-for most business related software, a Pentium 200-266MHz with 64MB RAM is sufficient.
- Component compatibility and availability-I would upgrade to Win 95 or 98 to get better component support. Don't overinstall, format the drive and start fresh. Then again, you'll be upgrading the hard drive so that's a moot point.
- Available ISA/PCI slots-self explanatory.
Your existing sound, video card, and modem should work fine, unless you have a slower modem and wish to get a 56K. Dont even think about a Winmodem. Or you can use Internet Connection Sharing, if you're networking.
Send me the old hard drive!! OK, just kidding...but if you junk it, tell me where the dumpster is
As to whether it's worth upgrading...if you can get a motherboard manual and go to a faster CPU, at least 66MHz faster, and upgrade to 23/64MB memory, it's worth upgrading.
If you had everything...Where would you put it?
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