While I agree with your friend to a part, it also depends a lot on what AGP 8X graphics card you are using.
Also, you -> are using an AGP 8X graphics card, and Not a PCI graphics card, right?
Chip and Chipset are slang terms for I.C.
The motherboard chipset for your PC Chips motherboard, uses a Northbridge chip, and a Southbridge chip.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Motherboard_diagram.svg
The Northbridge chip handles the FASTER processes of a computer.
Processor, Ram Memory, and HIGH-speed graphics technology.
High speed graphics technology such as AGP, and PCI-Express.
A graphics card installed in a PCI expansion slot, is NOT high-speed graphics.
Integrated Graphics is NOT high-speed graphics.
The Southbridge chip handles the SLOWER processes of a computer.
Anything connected to the;
1) PCI bus
2) IDE (PATA) bus
3) SATA bus
4) USB bus
6) Audio (Sound)
This is why the AGP expansion slot on your motherboard, is the best graphics expansion slot, on the motherboard.
Using an AGP graphics card?
Does it compare to this one?http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6076197&CatId=2234
That one will make those games sit up, and bark, and you will be able to keep up with your friends. Video streaming? NO problem.
You will need a Minimum of a 400 Watt power supply, though.
If I may,http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=899123&CatId=1079
Now let's go to that 'Celey' processor.
It is a Celeron D. You may think it is a dual core processor, by the
Nope. Not so. It is a Single-core processor,http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celeron_D#Celeron_D
Third paragraph down,
suffix actually has no official designation, and does not indicate that these models are dual-core."
Plus to hinder you further;
A Celeron processor has less cache, than a comparable Pentium based processor.
(Less L2 cache)
Crude explanation of Processor cache;
You are preparing a paper for college. You need additional information. Where is it?
Down in the basement, under the stairs, in a box of books, and it is the last book on the bottom. Plus there is no light.
Down you go flashlight in hand. You dig through the box, and find the book you need. Back up the stairs you go, book in hand.
You flip the book open to the page you need.
After a little while you need more info. Where is it? Yep. Down in the basement.
OR, you press a couple of keys on the Keyboard in front of you, and have information you need in a couple of seconds, from your computer.
Less cache = Basement scenario
More cache = Computer scenario
Your motherboard chipset, will Not support dual core Intel processors.
But it will support an Intel Pentium 4 processor, that will smack that Celey, silly.
Specifications for the Intel Celeron D, Model 345,http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_Celeron_microprocessors#.22Prescott-256.22_.2890_nm.29
Scroll down to the subheading in blue in the far left column -
Celeron D 345.
Note under the heading - L2 cache
3.06 GigaHertz maximum frequency rate.
(Excuse me, 'Speed')
[3066MegaHertz is rounded off to 3.06GHz]
533MHz Front Side Bus. (533MHz FSB)
Now let's look at an Intel Pentium 4 processor, that uses the Prescott Core, the 90nm architecture, and has a maximum frequency rate of 3.0GHz;
The Intel Pentium 4, 3.0E, with Hyperthreading Technology,http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_Pentium_4_microprocessors#Prescott_.2890.C2.A0nm.29_2
FOUR times the amount of L2 cache, and an 800MegaHertz FSB.
Will your motherboard support it?
I can go into facts, and figures, but I think I will cheat, lol!http://www.pcchips.com.tw/PCCWebSite/Support/CPU_Support_Model.aspx?detailid=360&MenuID=69&LanID=0
Third one down.
Also,......1GB of Ram Memory? Ummm, no.
You need 2GB's.
Should be DDR Sdram at 400MHz, also.
The frequency rate ('Speed') doesn't matter as much, as the AMOUNT, however.
Even if it is DDR Sdram at 333MHz, you need 2GB.
For additional questions please post in a Comment.
(Your motherboard chipset is a SiS 661FX - Northbridge chip,
and a SiS 964L - Southbridge chip,http://www.motherboards.org/mobot/chipsets_d/SiS/661FX+964L/