Hi, I want to upgrade my graphics card to a better one for gaming(Sims 3). What would be my options?Compatability?
Here are the specs: OS:Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Manufacturer: Hp-Pavilion AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 630 Processor (4 CPUs), 2.8 GHz Memory: 8192MB RAM ATI Radeon HD 4200 Monitor: HP 2009 Series Wide LCD Monitor
Also these are the specs when i first got it HP Pavilion p6331p AMD Athlon II X4 630 2.8GHz, 8GB DDR3, 750GB HDD, DVDRW, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. There was something wrong with my hard drive and now all i have is the C drive wich has a 931 Gb capacity, sorry i dont know if this helps
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What is your budget and how much wattage is your PSU.
It's a little over $300 but it's the best GPU in your price range. That being said, your CPU is a bit dated and will slow down this GPU so you should either look into an overclock or a cpu upgrade when you can.
What CPU can I update to then if I get it?
sorry for all the questions
To upgrade your cpu you'd have to get a new mobo as the socket your current set up runs on is discontinued. It would be about $200 for a new good gaming cpu and a supporting mobo.
The fx 8320 would be a good upgrade, performs well and is around $150 with a low end supporting mobo around $50