If you only have 256mb of ram its I would defo upgarde anyway. only hitch is with that little it may also be using the older type memory the crucial memory site will tell you all you need to know and a ballpark figure for the cost http://www.crucial.com/uk/systemscanner/?click=true
Its not always cheapest to by direct from them though.
As for fitting its simple in most laptops you wouldnt need to pay someone.
Originally Posted by cc976a
It's a nice option but not sure if processor or RAM is problem, and probably cost me about 1/3rd of cost of getting a new laptop after getting someone to install it for me