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hello i have a emachines el1850g-42w computer and i want to upgrade it to play minecraft at high fps

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December 12, 2013 11:21:01 AM

i thought that if i upgraded the ram it would make it faster but it did nothing what can i change or add to it to play minecraft atleast at 60 fps
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December 12, 2013 12:10:58 PM

Unless your system was memory-constrained to begin with, adding more memory won't help framerates. You can confirm this by pressing F3 in game and checking the memory usage in the upper right hand corner.

Installing a decent graphics card into your system will solve the issue.
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December 12, 2013 12:15:31 PM

A Radeon R7 250 or Geforce GTX 650 would both be decent solutions in the 100 dollar price range.
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December 12, 2013 12:47:52 PM

Can I upgrade my CPU? And will I have to worry about the graphics card bottlenecking with the CPU?
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December 12, 2013 12:55:37 PM

That CPU will more likely bottleneck the GPU than the other way around, hence why I wouldn't recommend anything over an R7 250 or GTX 650. Your E3400 processor is a low end CPU on an old socket (775) so it wouldn't make sense to put any money into upgrading it.
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December 12, 2013 1:50:25 PM

littlone8195 said:
Can I upgrade my CPU? And will I have to worry about the graphics card bottlenecking with the CPU?



Your upgrade path is very limited from the stock celeron e series you could jump to a core duo which would be a bit faster

upgrade path

Things your going to need to do

new case
cpu
psu
graphics card
cpu cooler

first of new cpu 8400 preowned

modest jump
http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B0019NKGR4/ref=s...

http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core2-Duo-E8400-vs-Intel-...

decent improvement for games shown by 3d benchmark

case change since your case only supports low profile cards
small factor so it isnt bulky
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


most expensive part 7790
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

500w psu 80 plus

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

cpu cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

this set up should increase your gaming performance witthout breaking bank

should allow you to play a few newer games for a while.

front fan

with this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

8400 cpu upgrade gaming info
http://community.futuremark.com/hardware/cpu/Intel+Core...

7790
http://community.futuremark.com/hardware/gpu/AMD+Radeon...
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