Thx for the info. The main reason i want to upgrade is cuz i play games and now its getting where i lag on games. So thats why i was gonna get a new video card.
The LAG you speak of is from the lack of speed on your video card and memory in the system. The CPU is still OKAY by todays standards..
Your Performance in games will increase if you bought a new video card that is substantially faster. From 512mb to 1Gb of system ram will make a big noticable difference.
Lag is a term for your internet connection cutting out in games or packet loss on multiplayer servers.
If you are having video problems then its called choppy gameplay or poor FPS (frames per second).
Your problem is more about the combination of system memory and video card both. Thats why you are getting poor results or choppy gameplay in games.
Newer technology is coming out very soon and in my opinnion I would hold out and buy a new pc. Just the pc itself with everything in it..
If you buy a x1900 now and more memory thats money that you could have put on a new system with the newer technology. Just something to think about.
I wanted to buy a new pc with a dual core cpu and a 7900gt video card with 2-3gb of ram but im holding out now because I want to get the new dx10 cards and I will try out the new Vista OS also. I still have this pc to mess around with on winXP..