I recently installed an Geforce 7600GT 256 MB DDR3 AGP 8x. The video stress test works smoothly but the game play would be really choppy and the models would have patches on it.
I'm running the card on a Pentium 4 2.53 ghertz 553.. with 1 gb of ram and a 350 watt psu.My mobo supports AGP 2x/4x.
Is there anyway I can fix the gameplay by upgrading? I'm using the recommended settings for my hardware.
Probably the best upgrade you do at the present is a full system upgrade. Athlon II CPU's and motherboards for those can be had cheap. Money spent on upgrading your old rig would be better saved for a new setup.