Complaining that anything new about today's software
is not too too bright. Especially if you are still running a single core PC.
Even the aging browser of IE8 will act up and freeze up on such an old machine.
First, you need a recent Bios file to flash such old mainboard and, your machine has to have a minimum of an 1.8 Ghz of a processor for acceptable processing speed.
Second, for a single core PC, you must have a PCI-Express slot with a current expansion card for independent graphics and video processing(a 512Mb card that can process up to Direct X 10.x as a GPU on her). A 256Mb graphics-video card will be sufficient for browsing the web and for productivity software use only(no video and gaming quality expected, sorry). Plus, a minimum of a 2010 level of quality as for a Device Driver installed for that card. Thus, making your machine into a Dual Core one, anyway.
Third, Dual Core PCs originate the years of 2004-2005. Dual Cores have evolved greatly even since. Having 3Ghz in processing speed per core. Adding an expansion graphics-video card brings her to become a Triple Core in total processing ability.
Fourth, RAM cards have exponentially grown in memory storage abilities. Running out of RAM will freeze your web browsing and anything else for that matter. Having a mere 512Mb of RAM with 2 cards will give you really bad computing experiences(256Mb a card). DDR1 cards have to be upgraded to 1Gb a card and making sure they create a Dual Channel in overall transit speed with the rest of the chipset of your mainboard(Bringing them to 2Gb in total).
Fifth, I, personally, would not try to upgrade such an aging machine. Since the cost for each unit is very high and, the chances of getting your hands on them are not too too good. Besides, you'll have to flash your Bios with a way newer Bios file. Do not think you can get one for free or, simply not available at all for that matter.
Just hope she boots up the next time you get around to use her.
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