For example: I'm running an outdated AMD Athlon 1.2Ghz
with a FSB of 100Mhz and a graphics card of 32MB so my system wouldn't even except Half Life 2 nor any of the other games you posted now the AMD Sempron is a pretty decent processor compared to an AMD 64 the AMD processor you're using only has about 400Mhz of FSB and is only 1.80Ghz my friend is running a 3.6Ghz Intel P4 and has an ATI graphics card of 128MB which his Half Life 2 is running pretty damn sweet what I would recommend is taking back the one you own and gettin the newer bundle the graphics card you own won't except your nvidia geforce which only has about 64MB of memory plus a higher processor is recommend for a type of game like that you will probably still beable to play the game with your graphics card but it's gonna look nasty
I purchased an eMachine with a Sempron 3000+ processor, 120 GB hard drive, Double Layer burning DVD, 512MB memory, nVidia Geoforce 4 card, and I use a high-speed cable modem. The box advertising said it was designed for "multimedia use."
I recently went back to the store (WalMart, by the way) and noticed a new eMachine "bundle" on the shelf with an AMD Athlon 64 processor. It was designed for "gaming."
Uh-oh. Why wasn't the bundle with the Athlon there before? I am enjoying my system, but my question (if I haven't bored you to tears yet) is:
If I want to play games, for example, like Half Life 2, Area 51, Riddick, Call of Duty (games I've read about and would love to play) is my Sempron 3000+ up to the task? Can I get by with it? Is there that much of a performance difference? Several months from now, am I going to go to the store, look at a program's (be it a game or grafx tool) requirements and say, "Oh well, looks like I can't run this one on my machine."
I've tried Googling, but I'm somewhat perplexed with the information I've found concerning doubling clock speed (how?), cache, FSB, etc. The last computer I owned had a 386SX chip and I remember that I should have gotten a true 386 chip. Did I inadvertantly do the same thing again? Cognitive Dissonance is running somewhat high.
Thanks for your help.