Money is not the problem. The problem is I don't like waste. To throw good things out that are still useable seems to be the American way anymore. All I use this computer for is doing some imaging work and some little gif animations. So far more adding ram has never let me down. I have 128MB now. This thing started out with 16MB!!! But every once in awhile some web site will be a big flash site or game and the graphics become clunky. I know this thing is getting a bit small if it has troubles running things over the web. I have a 233 mhz PII MMX with an 8MB Voodoo3 video card. I am wondering if I bought ram for this thing one more time say like 500MB more, would that be sufficient enough for the kind of things I do. Or would it be throwing money away? And would a say P4 2.4 be THAT much better? I have a cable connection too. Thanks in advanced.