Re: Video Card Recommendations
Oh, your system RAM. Don't worry about that, it's seperate from the onboard RAM on the video card. Whats going to happen once you buy a card is that all of the graphics and display processes are going to run through the video card instead of the motherboard, thus freeing up a lot of system memory. Same thing would happen if you had integrated sound and then replaced it with a real soundcard. It should make your system run significantly faster, especially when running games or graphic-intensive programs.
256 MB of RAM is probably good enough for the system you're running. I might be wrong though, depends on what Win 98 requires. I know XP needs 512 MB.
If you find some really cheap RAM of the proper type for your motherboard (which I'm sure you could, I'm just not sure how much your board can take) it would only make your system run smoother. Maybe not THAT much smoother, but it wouldn't hurt. You're probably fine with what you've got though.