I have an hp pavilion with AMD phenom x4 9150e quad core processor, that has a 300 watt power supply and a nvidia geforce 6150se nforce 430. I was trying to play lord of the rings the battle fo middle earth 2 and it failed, it couldn't even play it on medium settings on 1600x900 resolution, kind of sad...... Think I should try to upgrade it or just get a better computer, I use it to play games like bfme2 and warcraft 3 which it also cannot run at high and watch videos
A better video card would definitely help, the 6150 is a low end IGP, a discrete card like a 4650 would perform reasonably well and let you play it on medium settings, if you are willing to upgrade your PSU to a good 500-550W unit a 4870/5770/GTX260 would let you play games on high at 1600x900
I was looking around and found an ati 4850 and 4890, the 4850 was on sale for 40 bucks less, if I go with that Ima need to upgrade power supply which idk if I can do..., will 4850 be a major increase over 6150se nforce 430?