Originally Posted by freestyler105
Well, really, for $500, you might as well buy a whole new PC. I see ads in the paper for excellent Gateway/Dell/HP/Compaq's for about that much. You can probably get:
AMD Athlon 64 3500+
1 Gig of PC 3200 RAM
200 Gig Hard Drive
For about that much. If you don't want a whole new computer, LambOfGod's ideas for upgrades are very good. The "power" upgrade that he listed will let you play most games at low to medium settings.
freestyler105, he wont be able to play much of anything with Integrated graphics.
And since you have a 7600GT you should know you can Max out the graphics on pretty much everything with a 7600GT. "not just low to medium"
Dont worry about the clock speeds on the Athlon 64, It is a processor that does more with lower Clocks speeds.
Worry about the 3200+ rating, that tells you what it performs like.
SO in the Athlon 64 is about 1200MHZ faster than your current one. And you will notice a nice difference