Hello. I was wondering is my CPU enough good for mid-range gaming? AMD Athlon II x2 250 3.0ghz L2 cache 2x 1024 KBytes FSB: 1004.6 Mhz [FSP for Intel HT Link for AMD]
To give you some idea, run these two tests:
1) Run YOUR games, but reduce the resolution and eye candy to a minimum. This will simulate what will happen if you upgrade to a stronger graphics card. If your FPS improves, it indicates that your cpu is capable of driving a stronger graphics card to higher levels of FPS.
2) Keeping your graphics resolution and settings the same, reduce your cpu power. Do this by removing the overclock, or by using windows power management to set a maximum cpu% of perhaps 70%. If your FPS drops significantly, it indicates that your current cpu is a limiting factor, and that a faster cpu would help.