Hardware upgrade advice sought

  NS42 18:06 20 Dec 2004

I have a Mesh PC equipped with a 1Ghz AMD Athlon processor, 1152mb SDRAM (I've added 2 x 512mb to the original 128mb) and and NVidia Geforce2 Graphics Card on an ASUS A7V133 mobo.

I now run Windows XP.

I play some games, but nothing 'cutting edge'. I'm chiefly into comat flight sims and have Microsoft Combat flight Sims 1 and 2, as well as IL2 Sturmovik. Thinking of getting Microsoft Combat flight Sim 3.

What would represent cost effective upgrades? A friend has suggested an NVidia FX5200 256mb Graphics Card (although apparently my 4x AGP port won't allow the full benefit of the card's 8x AGP).

Friend has also suggested a processor upgrade. I've no idea what my mobo can take, and while a graphics card can just be whipped in, I'm very wary about changing a processor. My level of technical expertise is low - but I can follow clear instructions and don't consider myself hamfisted!

Thanks for any advice.

  Androcles 18:24 20 Dec 2004

NS42, why don,t you have a read of this:-click here
Google Search: asus a7v133 motherboard Regards.

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