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i have an AMD Athlon XP 2100+, with MSI 6039 board... the FSB is 133MHZ and have 512 MB ram of 133MHZ.

i want to upgrade this since it is very difficult to play a game for ex: maxpyne etc
please advice what all shud i change... to build a good system for gaming... & good graphics

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Probably the cheapest & easiest upgrade will be the video card & memory. Check your motherboard manual (download it from MSIs website if you don't have it) & find out which AGP cards it will support - ie. 4x/8x and 1.5 or 0.8V.
If you system has empty ram slots, you can add more memory but make sure the memory you buy matches whats already in there. If there are no free slots, you'll have replace the smallest module with a larger one.
Again, the mobo manual will tell you what the largest single module size is and the max amount of ram in total, that your board supports
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It depends what your expectations are and what you are willing to spend. Basically your system is quite old for present applications, especially the memory which is rather slow. You got good advice from Samm. If your budget is limited go for it but don't expect too much. If you can spend more, consider also replacing the motherboard, cpu and memory modules.
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