Originally Posted by orangeatheist
What did you use to stress test your system? Is it something I can download and trial myself?
Nah, unless you have the beta for CS:Source. It's on the beta. It runs through the beginning of HL2 and averages out your frames per second. I saw your specs on the other thread and replied there. But in case you miss it there. You'll need to get a newer processor eventually. www.pricewatch.com
has good deals all the time. Keep checking with them on processors. Your RAM and GPU are fine tho. I had a 9800 pro and it worked great on Doom 3, and Farcry. So it should handle HL2 just fine. You may have to turn AntiAliseing off tho. You made a wise choice getting an AMD processor to begin with tho. They are great for gaming. I'm saving up for the AMD 64 processor right now. Hopefully will have it in time for HL2.