I recently received a copy of The Orange Box for the pc and was extremely delighted. Everything was wonderful, until I decided to play Half Life 2. The game runs horribly on my computer. It was doing pretty good at the start of the game, but once i got around to actually fighting it lagged immensely.
Please help me upgrade my pc, i am a noob to computers and don't know what i need to buy. Or I will buy a new computer if upgrading is not worth it.
I have a Gateway 420GR with Intel Pentium 4, 2.93 GHz, 533 MHz FSB, 1 MB L2 cache, Intel 915GV chipset, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900, and 512 MB DDR.
Is it my ram or my graphics chip ?