Hi. Recently I upgraded CPU & Mobo from what you see in my sig to 1.6 GHz Pentium 4 plus some RAM, so that is what I have now:
CPU: Pentium 4 1.6 GHz (100 QDR FSB x16) (Willamette, 256 KB L2)
MOBO: Intel Winnipeg D845WN
Memory: 256+128+128=512 MB SDRAM 133 MHz
Video: Abit GeForce FX 5200 128 MB DDR
Sound: Creative Live! 24-bit 7.1 Channel
Hard Drive: WD Caviar 80 GB 7200 RPM 8 MB Cache (Parallel ATA)
I have to say that performance in general tasks improved amasingly, like flash webpages not stuck anymore, multitasking is way better, simultaneous downloads, burning CD/DVD is finally on it's max speeds etc.
But with games, while better, it still sucks. For example UT 2003 works pretty slow on mid details, Hitman 3 is also stuck in scenes with many people in it, even Rise of Nations drops to 10 FPS with many troops on screen.
So back to the point, will better grafic card (like GeForce 6600) improve the things here, or the memory and/or CPU still won't let me play games above?