Next Upgrade to Increase FPS

Hello all,

I am gaming with a fairly outdated computer. I am not exactly sure quite how old it is as it has received a mash up of different parts a while back, but i know it is still quite sub-par. Anyway, the computer is less than stellar in playing even the less graphic intensive games (WOW, Minecraft). I was wondering what should be my next upgrade to increase gaming performance or whether to just save for a new rig. I would like to at least play at 1680X1050 resolution, higher detail, and still get some decent fps. Also, I would prefer to spend less than $200 on one single upgrade. Thanks!

Here are the specs:

Operating System
MS Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit SP2

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4850e

4.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 359MHz (5-5-5-18) (newly upgraded)

ASUSTeK Computer INC. M2N68-AM Plus (AM2)

ASUS ML238 (1680x1050@60Hz)
ATI Radeon HD 4550 (XFX Pine Group) (upgraded from a motherboard GPU a few years ago)

Hard Drives
335GB Seagate ST336032 0AS SCSI Disk Device (Fibre)
335GB Seagate ST336032 0AS SCSI Disk Device (RAID)

I think wattage is something like 420W. Not 100% sure though
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  1. There isn't much room there to upgrade .Not for $200
  2. Although you do not have enough space for upgrading i can suggest you some

    Get this for 99 dollars

    and this one worth 110

    sell you previous ones ram and motherboard and cpu at a decent price and buy 4 or 8gb ram

    after all these your pc is good as new

    only spent 200$

    and you can play even titles like crysis 2 at lowest quality setting[ even that is mind-blowing] at 1650x1050 .

    It will not be state of the art but surely worth the money[you still need to lower your setting even resolution sometimes but hey you can not have both the worlds]
  3. If that does not sound cool to you then i am afraid you will need to save some money[around 600$]
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