PowerDVD is a good dvd player for your computer, so it is a worthwhile addition. I dislike most of the rest of Cyberlink’s software, so PowerProducer is not something I would deal with. There are much better solutions for working with video. A good place for information regarding video editing, conversion and authoring tools is www.videohelp.com
Nero Express, even in the lite versions they put in with burners is not a bad program for burning, but I would not install InCD unless you have a specific need for it. It has been known to cause problems.
PC3200 ram in 512mb sticks is running about $25-$30 apiece plus shipping from Newegg. Some good brands for ram include Kingston, Crucial, Corsair and Mushkin, but most manufacturers have a lifetime warranty on their memory these days.
Even adding one stick of 512mb would help you quite a bit, but I’d recommend getting two 512mb sticks if it fits in your budget. For Windows XP you probably don’t need more than 1gb total even with your onboard video, and you might have problems using 1gb memory sticks in that motherboard.
It looks like that particular Dell doesn’t include a video card slot—no AGP or PCIe slot, so even if you wanted to upgrade the video, you’d be stuck using a PCI slot card and that is basically a waste of money. You’d be better off just getting a whole new computer for the cost of new memory plus a pci video card. Have you looked at the latest Dell offerings? I recently priced a bottom of the line computer from them (no monitor) for $309 with free shipping. I always look in their business section by the way, not the regular consumer section.
To sum it up, I don’t think the lack of high powered video will hurt you with this burner or the programs you’ve mentioned, unless Power Producer needs something extra. PowerDVD shows that your chipset and video are supported. You really need a bit more memory, and even 512mb of pc3200 would help a lot.
Good luck. If you need any more help, cdfreaks is a very good forum with lots of people willing to chip in.