I've been trying to do the best research I can, but lets face it, I'm not the brightest when it comes to computer tech talk. I'll start with my system specs:
Dell dimension E310
Windows XP Media Center SP3
Intel Pentium 4 521(socket 775 LGA)
RAM DDR2 2Gig
1 PCI: Intel Integrated(would like to replace.)
2 PCI: Linksys Wireless-G
1 PCI-Express(x1 I think)
DC Output 230W
I bought this computer I think in 2005 before I even thought of using it for even light gaming. There are some games I am able to play like, Crossfire(MMOFPS), Taikodom, Trackmania United, and 10-day trial of WoW 2 years ago when I use to only had 512RAM with light lag in town.
At the moment, I can't even play the benchmark. When I hit play, a "Send Error Report" pops up shortly after the screen pops up. There are a few things I plan to upgrade if it's even worth it.
First and foremost, the processor which seems to be the more troubling hurdle. I don't know how true this is, but from what I've seen, Pentium 4 640 3.2GHz CPU is the highest I can go. Unless this is not true, could I get some advice.
also been looking at a few ATI/HIS Radeon HD 4350 cards. some advertising for PCI, others for PCI-e:
I also know, if I were to upgrade any of those, would have to upgrade my power supply. Figure 400W(ish) should suffice?
I will also need to add a new hard drive if any of this is possible. was thinking of a 1TB HD which is actually on sale from the dell website.
I'm on a low budget btw lol
Would like to get some time in while I wait for the PS3 release, if possible. If not, then I suppose I'll have to wait.