Upgrading very old computer
Hello everyone, I'm new to Tech-Forums and have a question about how I can upgrade my computer so that it can play the Harry Potter Lego game.
In case you don't know, the specs for the game are:
OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
Processor: Intel Pentium 4 @ 3.2 GHz / AMD Athlon 64 3500+
Memory: 1 Gb
Video Memory: 512 Mb
Video Card: nVidia GeForce 7800 / ATI Radeon x1900
I currently own a Compaq Presario SR2020NX computer with
512 Mb RAM, (planning on upgrading to 2 gb)
Athlon 64 (O) 3500+ 2.2 GHz
300 Watt Power Supply (will be upgraded)
PCI-E x16 (1.0) expansion slot
I'm planning on upgrading the power supply, RAM, and graphics card, leaving the processor on the slower side. Will it be possible to upgrade to a PCI-E 2.0 compatible graphics card, and will there be any performance cap on what the card can do in a 1.0 slot? Also, any suggestions on budget graphics cards and notebooks would be welcomed.