Monitor: HP w19e at 1440 X 900 resolution
Processor: Athlon 64 X2 (W) 4200+ 2.2 GHz
(2000 MT/s, Socket AM2)
Chipset: NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE
Motherboard: Asus A8M2N-LA
Ram: 2 x 512mb
Windows XP Professional 5.1
As far as games played I know the last one bought was Command & Conquer Red Alert 3. It will lag a little and occasionally lock up on the stock computer setup - hoping vid card and more ram will solve problems and allow new graphic intense games to be played.
Currently looking at buying the following:
POWERCOLOR AX4850 512MD3-DH Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express
EVGA 01G-P3-N870-AR GeForce 9600 GT 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express
CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 533 (PC2 4200) Desktop Memory
CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
Looking at a $300 to $350 budget. I'd appreciate any recommendations on specific hardware (PS, Vid Card, and ram) that will work in his specific computer with no issues. I'm trying to avoid RMA's and headaches.
Current mobo and links to hp computer: