Upgrading PC, questions.
First off, here's my current PC specs:
AMD64 X2 3800 S939
2GB DDR550 RAM
GeForce 6800 Ultra
Enermax 460W PSU
Windows Vista Home Premium.
Right now the games that I play run sluggish and Windows Vista is down right awful at times with how long it takes to tab out or load a simple application. On Windows XP this system screamed not too long ago, but once I upgraded to Windows Vista my gaming performance just shot way down, since none of it is DX10 compatible would be my guess. What I'm wanting to do is upgrade a couple parts to try to get good performance again.
Would it to worth it buying a older top end X2 S939 processor to save a little money, or are the new socket types just so much faster? And if so, what would you recommend?
Also, what would you recommend as a "budget" high end graphics card? Somewhere in the $300 range.
Just trying to keep things simple as I don't want to upgrade my whole computer, just mainly the CPU and Graphics Card, as everything else is in line.