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Windows 7 Ultimate I'm guessing. Also, Are you playing games while you have tons of stuff running in the background? When it's idle, How much ram is being used? You can find this out in task manager -> Performance. How many processes are running? It's quite weird how 4GB is locking up and everything.

Also I would recommend doing the simple things like a virus scan and restarting your computer every so often.
    
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sorry i didnt mention that when using the 4 gig its not for gaming, its windows 7 ultra and it used all my ram when im doing quite a few things at once, and my girlfreind also finds it sometime locks up on her when shes doing a few things at once

call of duty i play maybe twice a month lol quakes my main game

some times i get lag and a blockky screen but this could be the server? as ive heared a couple of other people complain about lag
You mean Win7 Ultimate? How many/what programs do you have open that causes the computer to be slow? Short of running a VM, I never had issues when I had 4GB of RAM.
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some times i get lag and a blockky screen but this could be the server? as ive heared a couple of other people complain about lag

my harddrives some cheap wester digital engery saver thing. would a faster harddrive improve things?
Describe "blocky screen"

Also, People are going to say SSD makes things faster. It does, But I personally wouldn't get one until you did a whole new upgrade.
    
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I think you are been to obsess
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my mate has some intel core 2 duo and decent motherboard + graphics card , basicly his old system as he has some new monster thing and he said i could have it for £40 are core 2 duo faster than the PII's?

blockky as in my screen starts displayings the screen as blocks rather than the proper image it should.

programs running usaly 10 or so web browsers + music player + burning disks + downloads and the odd couple of other things
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What PII do you have?
    
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Wow, didn't realize people were still playing Quake 3! Cool!
    
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sorry i didnt mention that when using the 4 gig its not for gaming, its windows 7 ultra and it used all my ram when im doing quite a few things at once, and my girlfreind also finds it sometime locks up on her when shes doing a few things at once

call of duty i play maybe twice a month lol quakes my main game

some times i get lag and a blockky screen but this could be the server? as ive heared a couple of other people complain about lag

my harddrives some cheap wester digital engery saver thing. would a faster harddrive improve things?
Another 4GB wont hurt, its cheap. I wouldnt do it for the game but you say you multitask alot.

If it locks up, you may have another problem. Are you overclocked? What kind of PSU do you have? A bad quality PSU could be causing problems and causing hard locks.

The lag is probably server or internet speed related. Q3 and COD1 can be maxed out on a Pentium 3. Its not your PC.

If its a green drive, their speeds are a little slower than a blue or black drive. I personally only use green drives for storage. All my other pcs use a WD black drive or this pc uses a raptor.
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blockky as in my screen starts displayings the screen as blocks rather than the proper image it should.

programs running usaly 10 or so web browsers + music player + burning disks + downloads and the odd couple of other things
Hmm, By your description, I think it's a graphics card problem? Don't take by fact what I said because I don't think I'm correct.

Also, 10 web browsers? You know tabs?

What's the memory usage when you start up Windows without opening problems? Idle? Could you tell us how many processes are running in task manager?
    
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blockky as in my screen starts displayings the screen as blocks rather than the proper image it should.
Sounds/looks to me like your gpu is getting ready to kick the bucket, games acting up, and random performance hits, borrow a gpu or try a new one, sounds like the problem to me.
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