I just bought "Empire: Total War" for PC, and it is running ridiculously slow on the lowest of settings, plus when its that low, it doesn't even feel like a real game when the cavalry are nonanimated 2d things.
I'm not exactly sure how to post my specs, but when I know, they'll be on here
you may want to upgrade your computer.. your ram is not nearly enough for this game (it eats computers) and your video card is weak (outdated) but otherwise it should run fine dont worry though the game laggs on 1200$ comps
Empire is the buggiest Total War release i've had problems running it on my 5850.
It's the game.
Like jordan009 said you need 2GB of ram to run modern games.
Your gpu is weak.
Also your rig is in need of replacement honestly.