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Adding memory to my computer

Ok..first off ya'll I know that some of you are going to say..''get a new computer!''...actually I wish I could, but cannot afford it right now and second, I do NOT know squat about computers, as in.. to transfer files one this one to another..anyway..what I would really like is to obtain more memory and don't know if one..this ol' computer can handle more..and if so how do I do it?
I would like to add a DVD thingy to play DVD's..think y'all might can help this lacking computer experience woman in Texas???..this is what I currently have y'all..
Dell Windows XP
4500 Dimension
Pentium 4 CPU 1.80GHZ
640 MB of Ram
9200 ATI Display Driver ( added this and memory..orginally had 128? of memory? )
I hope that I have given y'all the info you need to help me..please..please let me know what options I have..thank you all soooo much!

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Go to a local electronics store and ask for a Memory chip (you want 2 512MB chips) also ask for a DVD-RW Compatible drive. Both the drive and the memory chip will have instructions for putting it inside a computer

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