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November 20, 2013 6:21:03 PM

I have a pentium d 925 3.0 GHz processor with 4 gb RAM and 8400gs 512 mb. I am going to buy a HD6670 or HD 6570. will this upgrade improve performance on new games like assassins creed 4 or arkham origins. i play games on 1024 x 768 or 1280 x 720 resolutions. THANXXX.

Guys.. my mobo has 1.1 X 16 pci-e slot. MY PC is of lenovo 3000h series bought back in 2007. since then, I have added 4 gb ram and removed 512 mb memory stick . if not hd 6570, a gt 630 or 620 will also work for me.. THANK YOU... With my current pc, i can play arkham origins at 20 fps wth lowset settings..

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November 20, 2013 6:31:34 PM

you may have issues with the motherboard, some older chip sets had a limitation on size of video card memory allowed, you may be limited to 512mb video cards only, 1Gb cards may work, but a new card will be very slow if it works as the older boards use PCI-Ex 1.0 or 1.1, and the new cards are PCI-Ex 2.1 or 3.0, so if it runs, its at half to a quarter speed in bandwidth or may not function at all, you would need to go to motherboard manufacturers website to find out compatibility issues with newer cards with present mobo
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November 20, 2013 6:35:13 PM

Nothing wrong with PCIe1.1x16 for a low-end GPU.

However, your CPU is pretty old, slow, and power-hungry. You might be better off looking at a new MB/CPU too, or going for an APU.
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November 20, 2013 6:38:01 PM

What motherboard do you have?
My parent's system is running on a socket 775 Pentium Dual Core, a Intel 945P chipset motherboard, with 4GB DDR2, and can run a HD6790 1GB video card with no problems.
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November 20, 2013 6:43:01 PM

like i said, chip set, i had a socket 775 with an 865p chipset and a pentium 820d with a BFG 6800GT OC a while back, had AGP port (no PCI-Ex), worked great, couldn't update though, so built all new system
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November 21, 2013 12:47:53 AM

my mobo has 1.1 x16 pci-e slot. it is a lenovo 300h pc that came with 512 mb ram and windows xp bought back in 2007. with 4 gb ram and 8400gs added to it, i can play arkham origins at 15-20 fps.
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