Your outstanding guess for the dollars may be a extra effective video card. you have suitable to the norm for memory, and which contains might help some, besides the undeniable fact that getting a card might do extra for the money. next wager would be to advance theAMD 4800 cpu, besides the undeniable fact that i think of that would desire to be a socket 939 if i remember properly suited, and you're restricted to approximately an AMD sixty 4 x 2 6000 on it.(which would be an progression). i don't think the mobo might enable a added cpu, merely like the 940 or the AM2, so which you would be gazing on the fee of a sparkling mobo, for people who wanted to replace to them. And a sparkling board might maximum usually, (now uncertain) require new memory. So my selection would desire to be to enhance to a great PCI-E video card, like a 9400 gs or so. i'm at recent jogging a Geforce 8600gs and it sort of feels to do ok. have you ever saved up the variety new updates on those motherboard chipsets and instruct drivers? usually, that helps additionally. delivered: After checking your mobo, I understand that it is not a socket 939, besides the undeniable fact that a AM2+ so as that they might help AM3 and the phenom II cpus. Sorry, I gained the incorrect 4800 cpu.