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Re: Upgraded needed where?
I really don't know if anyone can answer your question(s).
Will all the "upgrades" you mentioned fix the lag?
Maybe, maybe not!
Any one thing you upgrade might have a minuscule effect on the overall performance.
Is the HDD over 1/2 full?
How 'bout your internet? Is it, perhaps at fault?
New vid card might help, but only if the graphics buss isn't bottle-necked.
Check the MoBo for bulging, or leaky capacitors. If you find any, the "upgrades" are moot.
I would check the easy things first.
On a side note, I recently had a lady want me to "upgrade" her old Tbred Athlon computer, so it would "go faster". I told her, "it's already running as fast as a turtle can run"! (Think I hurt her feelings).
She bought a new i5 based platform, w/ Windows 7 64bit. She's VERY happy with it.
Yeah, I have kinda been out of the computer building scene for a couple of years, so I've lost touch with what's new and what is good anymore. I wasn't sure if anyone could maybe point out a weak point in my system, or is it that old where I would be splitting hairs.
Thanks for the advice.
I'm not suggesting you have a weak, or slow system. The Athlon II is a bit "dated", but still capable of running your games. I am jus' saying there may be other things, (like slow internet, or full HDD) that might be slowing it down, (lag).
I've found that to be the case a lot of times.
If you have the $$, and want to build another system yourself, then I would start fresh, with a new Intel Ivy bridge platform, (Intel jus' soundly beats AMD in performance these days) and add on, according to how much you can stand to spend.
It depends on the game you are playing. The hard drive and video card will slow any game down. Your CPU is dated yet may do the job. 4-GB RAM is the minimum you should have today and 8-GB will do better. Take a look at the recommendations for the games you are playing and then decide what to do.