I am running an Athlon 1400+ and run Age 1 with no problems.There may be a patch for Age,but I didn't need it.Try the compatibility mode(good luck,I think it's a joke half the time).Also,I saw an Athlon Patch on windows update.......
I recommend that you install the patch anyway, because it adds the following:
Microsoft Age of Empires Update 1.0c is an upgrade of Age of Empires 1.0 that includes the 1.0a & 1.0b patches, along with several enhancements and gameplay fixes. These changes include:
Idle Villager Key - Pressing the period ( . ) key selects and centers the view on a villager or fishing boat that is not assigned a task. Pressing ( . ) cycles though all idle villagers and boats in the game. This is a keyboard-only command; there is no on-screen control for it.
Shang Food Cost - The cost of a Shang villager was reduced to 40 food. The amount of food the Shang player starts with was reduced by 40.
Phoenician Woodcutting Bonus - Phoenician villagers now work 15% faster. In previous versions of Age of Empires, they worked 54% percent faster.
For a complete description of all the patch improvements, please read the readme file.
If you are playing a multiplayer game, all players must be using the same version of Age of Empires.
If you are playing a saved game, it must be from the same version of Age of Empires you currently have installed.
Ep, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS