If you can take a quick look at my aging gaming system I would appreciate it. I'm looking to squeeze a little more performance out of it with a ~$50-100 upgrade. I'm thinking I can either swap out a new video card easily or would it make more sense to finally replace xp with 8 when it comes out and beef up to 8gb of RAM? Thanks in advance!
Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.120504-1619)
System Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Model: GA-MA790GPT-UD3H
BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 955 Processor, MMX, 3DNow (4 CPUs), ~3.2GHz
Memory: 3326MB RAM
Page File: 637MB used, 4572MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.5512 32bit Unicode
I would skip past windows 8 to be honest. It seems more of a touch screen based os then a true desktop os. Windows 7 is quite popular right now and would be my recommend for an os. Windows 7 is a lot like windows xp. And it has a 64 version that will allow you to up your ram to over 8 gigs.