I have had for a while now a wish to upgrade my computer, or some part therein so as to enable better/further gaming. I am, however, not exactly the most confident in what part is failing me for now and where I should start the upgrades -- and because I am not quite sure I want to put money into everything there, I was hoping that you could either support my thought (based on the specs below) or say why I am wrong.
Now, the OS is a Windows 7 Professional (64-bit),
And the computer specs can be given as:
Motherboard: ECS GF8100VM-M5 (V1.0)
2.00 GB RAM installed
AMD Athlon 7750 Dual Core Processor @ 2.70 GHz
NVidia GeForce GT 220
Now, my original thought was that performance is most hindered by the CPU-GPU combination here, but then I realized that having games on top of Windows 7 would probably ask for more say 4 GB of RAM (and more likely 8 would not hurt?).
Therefore, if I asked what would be the most cost effective upgrade would that be an upgrade in the RAM to 4/8?
Or would it make more sense to try changing the other components?
Thanks for anyone who has a thought on this. :)
[If it is relevant at all, then I mostly steer clear of any FPS and am more of a strategy game player so one of my hidden objectives is to make my computer Rome 2 ready by the time that comes out next year -- but that's around a year away still so might be a bit of an early idea there.]