I got an old 2006 PC (see specs at end of post) for free and decided I'd like to get back to video gaming after an absence of over ten years.
I realise playing current games is too much to ask of this PC, but maybe mid-2000's games are doable.
I tried running Half-Life 2 on it, but it crashed during the first video (but after loading the start menu). My guess is it's the graphics card that's not meant for gaming (it was an office PC). Could it also be a DirectX (I have 11) or Win 7 issue?
I found a NVIDIA GeForce GTX550Ti 1GB graphics card on sale locally. If I get it and a new PSU will it work with by old PC and will that solve my problems with games crashing?
Any other suggestions are also welcome!
Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (32-bit)
Dell Optiplex GX620 HH807 Motherboard
Intel Pentium D CPU 3.00 GHz
Intel 82852 256MB graphics card
2x1 GB ram, but upgradeable to 4GB.
AGP and PCI slots
You need Windows 7 64 Bit to add any more RAM to that pc. If you add the 550TI, then you are at your maximum ram amount. Go for that GTX550 and Windows 7 64 bit install disc for Ultimate, and use the old key code.