hello all, names jim and i must say that most other sites always make people like me (not real computer savvy) feal stupid i hope its not like that here. 1st heres what kind of machine i have intel p 4 2.66ghz, 512 mb ram, dx 9.0c, vid card is a nvidia geforce fx 5500 256 mb driver nv4_disp.dll and a realtek ac97 audio card. i know its not all that but its all mine lol. but actually what i am wanting to know good and bad is this, i play COD 2 multiplayer online. on dial up just for 2 more weeks though. i know the dial up is crapola but besides that how does my machine add up? and wut single (or more) upgrade could i do to make it better? example in game ok me and another guy come around a corner same time both go to shoot and i know i shoot first but i die . ok i know i could miss but when its like i am a split sec slower even though what im seeing is i was 1st to the draw but not actuallyand boom dead. is that lag and if so what do i need to make it go away? i hope that made sense and if i have gave enough info needed to make a somewhat assesment let me know and ill provide more thxs all look forward to learning alittle something here.