i'm looking to upgrade my graphics card and processor as well as purchase more RAM. however i am fairly lousy with this kind of stuff. all i know is that i do not want extreme bottlenecking to occur, and don't want to waste time and money.
my computer specs:
Operating System: Windows Vista™ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6002) Service Pack 2
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
System Model: Dell DXP061
BIOS: Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 2.5.0
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 4400 @ 2.00GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.0GHz
this card is not good at all anymore. i got it for free from my sister's boyfriend a few years ago. i have to set the fan speed using ATItool to 100% whenever i game(very loud) and even then, the temps still rise above normal and i get artifacts in some games.
My motherboard is "Dell Inc. 0CT017"
i asked a buddy of mine and he gave me these to look at but did not really give an explanation as to why. like i said before, i would prefer not to waste time and money buying parts that are not compatible with my current setup.
these are the items i am looking at buying and since i am on a budget, i'd like to know which(if possible) 2 out of 3 i should get for decent performance without bottlenecking, or if i should just crack open the piggy bank and buy them all for the long run.