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CPU's and RAM

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I used to think I had some general knowledge about computers, little did I know.

Im in the process of upgrading my computer, namely RAM and a CPU. The reasons are mainly for gaming. My computer hasnt a chance in [bleep] of running any of the latest or future generation games and struggles running DVDs. At the moment the specs are
Gigabyte FA-7VRX (2002) <_<
IBM 7200 40 GB HDD
256 Crucial PC 2100 RAM
AMD Duron 850mhz

I also recntly brought a ATI radeon 9700 128mb graphics card which I have plugged in and seems to work.

Im looking at getting a 2.00 ghz CPU, probably an Athlon. Is this enough/too little too game away for at the least 4 years? I read in a previous post that Athlon was better im open too any suggestions, Celeron/Intel etc. Should I get more RAM or is what I have enough? im looking to not have to upgrade my computer for 4 yrs or so.Im a student and as you can guess am not loaded but am willing to spend £100 maximum.

Any advice/suggestions would be greatly appreciated as I am completely lost. Thank you. :D
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Hey bonzo, welcome to GTG! <_<

You have a couple things holding your system back. CPU and memory.

I would upgrade to the fastest CPU your motherboard will support, and that fits your budget. I would guess this is probably an AMD XP 2400+. Next, think about upgrading your memory, 512mb would be recommended.
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