Upgrading system for RCT 3 and SimCity 4

My current system is Athlon XP 2400+ on Leadtek GA-7VAX1394 MB with 1GB PC3200 RAM, GigaByte GF4 Ti4200 video, 120Gb disk. XP Home.

My problem is slow performance on the above mentioned games and general system instability.

I know I need to replace at least the video card (I think it got partly cooked when I had overheating issues due to a failing fan. The MB and CPU were replaced but not the graphics card), but would like to know if I will just bottleneck on the CPU.

Also any recommendations as to what levels of graphics cards are needed for these games would be appreciated.

Regards,
Jonathan
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  1. RCT 3? Do you expect us to know what this is? Why didn't you abreviate SimCity 4 as SC 4?

    <pre><font color=red>A64 3200+ Winchester
    DFI Lan Party NF4 Ultra-D
    1GB Corsair 4400C25PT
    WD740GD, WD2000JB, WD1200JB
    ATI X800XL
    Dell 2405FPW</pre><p><P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by dhlucke on 07/27/05 06:27 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
  2. My apologies if RCT3 was not clear. I meant Roller coaster Tycoon 3.

    Regards,
    Jonathan
  3. dont mind dh,

    hes our forum village idiot...

    <A HREF="http://www.cameronwilliamson.com/nutshell.mp3" target="_new">"Like a scrotum, there it is in a nutshell."</A>
    <font color=red>Roll Tide!</font color=red>
    <A HREF="http://www.cameronwilliamson.com" target="_new">-={Apathetic As<i></i>shole.}=-</A>
  4. Who leads you around on a leash.

    <pre><font color=red>A64 3200+ Winchester
    DFI Lan Party NF4 Ultra-D
    1GB Corsair 4400C25PT
    WD740GD, WD2000JB, WD1200JB
    ATI X800XL
    Dell 2405FPW</pre><p>
  5. My first guess was Roller coaster tycoon 3...lol
  6. Don't worry I knew what you meant...lol
  7. I have SC3 that might need something high end kinda like a 6600. Roller coaster Tycoon...Actually never played it
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