Upgrading

Hello everyone,
I was hoping you could help me. This is my comp:

RAM: 2GB DDR 400MHz
MB: K8N sli-fi ATX MStar 7185
Processor: Athlon 64x2 4400 2.2GHz
Power: Centurion 532, 380W
Video: 9600GT 1GB GDDR3
Windows 7 64bit

Its running ok,but when trying new game with APEX Physics,it was very slow.(Mafia 2 demo). Can you tell me which component needs upgrading? I don’t have too much money, but would like to know my choices.
Thanks
Malkav
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  1. Hello and welcome to the forums
    I would recommend upgrading your whole system to get a great performance boost,but if you can't then priorities are VGA and RAM.
    What's your budget and what resolution do you play at
  2. Maziar said:
    Hello and welcome to the forums
    I would recommend upgrading your whole system to get a great performance boost,but if you can't then priorities are VGA and RAM.
    What's your budget and what resolution do you play at



    Thanks for reply Maziar.
    You tjinks its that bad? :(
    I really thought that the 9600gt is great card. At the moment i play at 1200x1024 - old monitor.
    Also getting 2gb more ram soon.
  3. 9600GT is a mid-range card so it can handle games fine on medium(or some on high) on a resolution like 1280x1024.
    You can try running the game with PhysX set to off,because PhysX will eat a lot of FPS(even on faster cards) and won't make a huge difference.
  4. Your SYSTEM is good i have 9600 & it can handle almost all games on high REZ & setings ... your 2GB rams are fine too ....no need to upgrade them yet ..Mafia doesnt need that high system ... Try this go to NVIDIA site & download latest driver & install its PhysX { it will install atomaticly } & see the Results .... & you need minimum 430 { real power } to your VGA card & CPU work well ... as you wrote there its 380 Watt ...it SHOULD BE UPGRADE ONLY !!! nothing Else ... 430 or higher is recomanded ..lower would hit you VGA perfromance
  5. Thanks guys. I will try to get better power unit. I played the demo of Mafia 2 without the APEX and its ok. Just wanted to kno what is draging my performance.
    Thanks again.
  6. your welcome .. remember higher than 430 PSU !!! Corsair 650TX is recomanded
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