his bottleneck is the video card, anything Nvidia 9800 or below won't cut it, you can upgrade to a mid grade 400 series for around $150.
I could, but then my processor would end up being the bottleneck, it actually already is, the PS2 emulator runs a bit sluggish on most games. I've upgraded this machine once from an nvidia 7600 and 1gig of ram. I think I just need a new machine altogether. FFXIV has been the only game to give me any sort of trouble. Anything I've played, I can run at almost
max settings. When I have more trouble with more games, then I'll get a new one. For now it's satisfactory. That's the only thing stopping me from getting a new machine, well, that and money.