I built my current system about 5 years or so ago. I have been enjoying a new game (for me) empire total war but have noticed that my box can struggle at times and so I have been thinking about upgrading my system to better handle it.
SInce I first built my machine I have been out of the loop and really am not sure what I can/need to upgrade to to play this game. here are my specs:
Asus A8N-E MOBO
AMD Athlon 3200+ Processor (Socket 939)
2 GIG of DDR Ram
SATA 7200 RPM HD
Gforce 8600GT (256 MG) Graphics card (PCI-E)
I have read that I can upgrade my processor to a dual core on the MOBO but I am not sure whick one is best or if I can even find one that is 939 anymore.
I can have a max of 4gig of Ram at 400mhz (not really sure what mine is at right now)
I am not sure what is the best Graphics card I can put in this machine..