Not getting fps as much as i should

For some reason my fps is not what it should be I get around 90 on hl2 and can even drop to lower then 60 over time I would like some input on what the issue could be here are my specs

OS:
Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3 (build 2600)
Install Language: English (United States)
System Locale: English (United States)

Processor:
2.10 gigahertz AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core
256 kilobyte primary memory cache
1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (2 total)
Not hyper-threaded

Video Card:
Nvidia 9600 GT 512 MB
NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT [Display adapter]
Acer X191W [Monitor] (19.1"vis, January 2007)

Sound Card:
Creative SB X-Fi

RAM:
2GB of DDR2 memory

System Model:
Acer Aspire T180
Enclosure Type: Desktop

If you need more info just post Ty for the help
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  1. Its a processor bottleneck, you have 2 options, you can overclock it, or you can get a processor upgrade. What motherboard do you have as that determines which ones you can use?
  2. hunter315 said:
    Its a processor bottleneck, you have 2 options, you can overclock it, or you can get a processor upgrade. What motherboard do you have as that determines which ones you can use?

    Board: Acer EM61SM/EM61PM
    Bus Clock: 201 megahertz
    BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD R01-B1 12/29/2006
    if u can tell me a good processor I can get off like newegg or something
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