Yes, an 8600GT would be a good card to get. About equal to a 7600GT and able to play most newer games at 1024 x 768 or 1280 x 1024 with medium, high, or highest settings. I know, I own a 7600GT that has served well for games in my parents' computer. The 7600GT is almost the exact same card as the 8600GT. I'd have to guess that the processor(AMD dual core 3800+ @ 2.4GHz) is about equal to yours if not a bit slower. Here is the 8600GT: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130085 This card can play newer graphics intensive games at high or medium settings at a good resolution. Here is a list of the ones I KNOW to work at higher settings. -Far Cry(All high or Ultra @ 1280 x 1024 4xAA 8xAF) -Doom 3(Ultra @ 1280 x 1024 4xAA 8xAF) -Star Wars: Republic Commando(All high 1280 x 1024 2xAA 4xAF) -FEAR(Maximum without soft shadows 1024 x 768 4xAA 4xAF) -Call of Duty 2(Max 1024 x 768 2xAA 4xAF) -Call of Duty 4(runs okay, not great medium-high @ 1024 x 768 2xAA) -Star Wars Battlefront I&II(Both maxed @ 1280 x 1024 2xAA 8xAF) -Half Life 2 and Ep 1(runs these amazingly well @ 1280 x 1024 4xAA 8xAF) -Half Life 2 Ep 2(runs good, not amazing Max @ 1024 x 768 4xAA 4xAF) -Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion(go to tweakguides.com and follow the guide exactly. runs 35-50FPS outdoors, 40-90FPS indoors with all distance sliders at 65%. 1024 x 768 res) On a 17-22" LCD monitor these games look amazing and play silky smooth for the most part. Very few jagged lines w/ 2xAA and almost none w/ 4xAA I'm sure there's some I forgot, but you can run high settings @ 1024 x 768 2xAA for almost any game out. The only exceptions are Crysis and Unreal Tournament 3 as far as I KNOW.