this is my current specs:
Motherboard: Biostar NF61S Micro AM2 SE
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual core processor 4400+ 2.31GHz
Video card: ATI Radeon HD4850 512mb
I think my processor bottleneck because of the new video card (HD4850), I checked with my friend that has same video card, but he has CPU - Intel E8400 and different motherboard, we both played GTA IV for PC, he was getting 40-60 fps, and I only 10-15 fps which didn't allow me to play the game property.
That's why I am thinking of new processor.
I've got two options, To upgrade my processor and motherboard to Intel C2D E8400 , and the motherboard too (pretty much expensive for me),
upgrading my CPU to AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Socket AM2 (3.00GHz).
now look, I don't need the top of the top CPU, and I'm short in cash.
I know the AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Socket AM2 is weaker compared to the E8400, but I only need processor that won't bottleneck with my video card. as far as I know, The more GHz the lower bottleneck I will get, And I wanted to make sure that I won't get bottleneck with the AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Socket AM2. please let me know if you have any idea, and if you got tips for me. thanks.