How viable is my current rig?

I built this bad boy in May 2006, but it's starting to show its age. My Supreme Commander Beta really showed me how dated this box is. :? Here are my specs:

-Athlon-64 X2 4200+ oc'ed from 2.2 to 2.4 Ghz
-Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe
-Corsair XMS PRO 1GBx2 DDR 400 3-3-3-8
-XFX 7900GTX
-2 300 GB HDD's in RAID 0
-Thermaltake Purepower 680w

I figure my graphics card should be just fine until DX10 becomes more commonplace. I assume my real bottleneck is the processor. I'm heavy into games (FEAR, SupCom, Oblivion, NWN2) and would like to see if my rig can last for a while.

Thanks!

(lol first post)
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  1. Do a fresh xp install
    Install dual core optimization driver from amd
    Close or remove as many startup apps as possible
    Disable security apps except firewall before gaming

    Most likely some background app is working the cpu. The privacy apps should be on demand, rather than, residential.
  2. Your crazy. That is a nice system, no point in upgraded whatsoever until more DX10 cards come out.
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    My Supreme Commander Beta really showed me how dated this box is.


    The beta's code is probably not optimized for performance since the purpose is only to show off a partially completed game.
  4. Quote:
    You need ram. Another gig will do wonders, your cpu is plenty fast.


    So your saying he needs 3 gigs of RAM?
  5. Quote:
    You need ram. Another gig will do wonders, your cpu is plenty fast.


    So your saying he needs 3 gigs of RAM?

    Haha i was thinking the same thing... I bet he misread it and thinks he has 1GB.
  6. Thanks for the advice guys! :P

    I pretty much assumed that my computer was still good. I just get envious of everyone showing off their C2D's and their massive overclocks. :O

    I assume the summer would be a hot time to wait to upgrade.
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    I just get envious of everyone showing off their C2D's and their massive overclocks. :O


    I feel the same way. My computer does everything I want or need it to do, yet I still would love to get some of those nice overclocks and benchie scores 8)

    Only thing I need is a gig of RAM and I should be good til the summer.
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