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Can I upgrade to a Radeon 7770 with this system? Please help.

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October 26, 2013 8:46:41 AM

These are my specs:

Operating System
Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit

CPU
Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 @ 2.20GHz

RAM
2.00GB Single-Channel DDR2

Motherboard
Acer MRS600M (Socket 775)

Graphics
256MB ATI Radeon HD 2400 PRO (Sapphire/PCPartner)

Power supply
250W PSU

And I'm upgrading my ram to 6 gigs if that helps

If I cant get that graphics card what is the best one I can get Budget = £90, or will I have to get a whole new system.

Thanks for the help.
October 26, 2013 9:07:46 AM

unfortunately the CPU wil bottleneck the card big time. your best bet is getting a new system, and selling this one. plus that PSU is too low to support a 7770 as it probably doesnt have a 6 pin PCie connector
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October 26, 2013 9:59:53 AM

With that PSU id say you'll have to settle for a 7750, its got a very low TDP and get all its power from the PCI express socket, no external adapter needed. Id also go with the Sapphire ultimate version as it has passive cooling.
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October 26, 2013 1:38:14 PM

My honest suggestion is to get a lower graphic card if you are investing for anything less than serious gaming. On the other hand, if you really want to game, I do believe, you are gonna need a new system to go with the 7770
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October 27, 2013 3:34:24 AM

So what is the best graphics card I could get with this setup? The 7750? I'll mainly be playing games like Napoleon Total War and Shogun Total War.
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October 27, 2013 3:56:09 AM

Both of those games are CPU heavy, you might find it difficult to achieve smooth play no matter what graphics card is installed-although such games are not 'twitch shooters' so low frame rates are more acceptable.
Top pick on the card is the HD7750 unless you add a stronger power supply. Probably the best match for the system and your requirements would be the new HD7730/GT640, though.
Older, maybe cheaper, cards are not better for power consumption, the reverse is true, with each generation cards get more powerful AND use less power!
Only add 2Gb of memory, a 32 bit operating system cannot use more than 4Gb in total.
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October 27, 2013 4:10:49 AM

Thanks, I think i'll see which option is cheaper, PSU and 7770 or 2gb of ram and a 7750.
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October 27, 2013 5:44:07 PM

Lord Of Time And Stuff said:
Thanks, I think i'll see which option is cheaper, PSU and 7770 or 2gb of ram and a 7750.


Id go with the 2 GB of ram and the 7750

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