I have a fairly old system that I built about 2-3 years ago.
Now I am no longer sure about the specifics of what i have got but your advice would be great anyway.
Having benchmarked the system on 3dmark2005 I am scoring about 1650
i am playing games like F.E.A.R and battlefield 2 and its grinding to say the least.
I am on a real budget here so I can afford right now to upgrade the whole system which is what I really want to do.
Firstly, if you have any suggestions on how I can find out what components I actually have on a detailed basis then please let me know.
I have a P4 2.8 ghz which I brought from a cheap system through PC world in the UK, I dropped the rest of this system but ekpt the CPU thinking it was a good chip, I have a funny feeling the chip has a core speed of 400mhz?
I have 1 gig of RAm that I brought from ebuyer.com years ago which I think is either DDR 333 or 266.
The mother board is an ASUS ATX board with an AGP 8X GPU socket.
Its running 1 80 gig IDE HD at the moment.
The GPU at the moment is an ATI 9600 128 meg
now I am thinking that I could rip out the ATI 9600 and buy a Nvidia 6800 GT card and over clock that, but would this be the most cost effective way of upgrading this computer?