My wife plays a lot of The Sims 2 and Second Life. These games will run on her computer, but they eventually crash or have serious frame rate issues or virtual memory problems. Her birthday is coming up (Feb 6) and I want to update her computer. I am thinking either a new graphics card or more memory, maybe both. I don't know how to being shopping for either of those things, or even want kind of stuff I need to know to make sure I buy the right stuff.
Her computer is a Dell Dimension (DIM4600), with Pentium 4 2.4GHz and 256MB of RAM. There is a really long number that I have found too that I am guessing is important: 55277-OEM-0011903-00102.
Can any of you guys help me out? I don't have a ton of money to spend. I want a good graphics card, but it doesn't need to be super cutting edge. She will probably just keeping playing The Sims 2 and Second Life. I don't see her playing Crysis or Unreal Tourney or anything that is a "I need to buy the best graphics card I can find" game.
I play games on ps3 and ps4. My PSN is DouglasDanger.