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help me with my processor/graphic card problem please

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March 15, 2014 4:02:39 AM

I wanna be able to play video games and decent setting (fair-good) and thinking about buying Intel Core i3 3240, I heard it may not fit my pc. Got an AMD Athlon(tm) Dual-core pocessor 2.7 GHz (believe from 2005). 32bit. It's a Medion pc but i'm not sure if i even should buy a processor or graphic card.
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March 15, 2014 4:05:18 AM

It won't fit, you need a new motherboard and new RAM.

You'll also need to format Windows.
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March 15, 2014 5:22:47 AM

As Alec states, you cannot install an Intel processor onto an AMD motherboard. If you can give us the model number of your Medion PC and a budget, we can probably make some recommendations for you.

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March 17, 2014 9:25:34 AM

the product-id of the pc is : 00426-OEM-8992662-00006, and looking for 100-150 euros
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March 17, 2014 9:31:37 AM

You would be best just getting a graphics card with that budget. What power supply do you have?
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March 17, 2014 10:21:49 AM

I'm not sure if I can awnser that question because all I can find is : Input max : AC 230V - 240V ~ 5A 50Hz. Also I forgot to say (not even sure if it is usefull) but it originally was a pc with windows vista but we put windows 7 on it.
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March 17, 2014 11:16:30 AM

Need to know wattage and amps on the 12v rail/s. Should be a label on the power supply with this info when you open the case and look inside.
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March 18, 2014 7:13:33 AM

I opened my pc twice now and couldn't find it, what now?
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March 18, 2014 7:19:29 AM

You might have to remove the screws from the power supply holding it in place in your case and look at the other sides.
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April 8, 2014 12:53:19 AM

I opened my PC for the third time now :p , I tried to find out how to get the power supply out of it's place but whitout succes. All I could find on the power supply were codes: P/N <Code>, S/N <Code>, P/S <Code>. I'm not sure if that's helpfull to you and if you need to know any of these codes.
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April 8, 2014 5:20:52 AM

There should only be 4 screws holding the power supply in place.
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April 8, 2014 4:25:05 PM

fourshot said:
I opened my PC for the third time now :p , I tried to find out how to get the power supply out of it's place but whitout succes. All I could find on the power supply were codes: P/N <Code>, S/N <Code>, P/S <Code>. I'm not sure if that's helpfull to you and if you need to know any of these codes.


You may want to look into holding off on upgrading the videocard and replacing the whole PC.
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April 8, 2014 4:28:15 PM

How to remove a power supply

In order to just take a look at the power specs sticker, you may not be required to disconnect any power connections inside your computer.

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April 12, 2014 8:43:04 AM

Okay I finally did it. This is all I could read of the label, only I left out the information about every single colored cable.
AC Input:230-240V, 4A, 50-60Hz.
DC Output: 350W
(+3.3V & +5V = 103W max.)
(+12V1 & +12V2 = 300W max.).
So I'm looking for a graphic card between 100-150 euros on which I can play games at a decent FPS at fair-good settings.
Hope this information is usefull
And BTW Thx for helping me so far.
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April 12, 2014 9:09:24 AM

You should be looking at something like an HD R260x or a GT750Ti. Your power supply should be more than sufficient to handle either of those cards (not sure of the cost in your country, however).

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April 13, 2014 1:45:26 PM

fourshot said:
When I was searching on HD R260x this is what I found: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/R7_260X/ , would this fit my PC?


It will fit, but you will hit a big bottleneck on your hardware, it won't make much difference to be honest.

You really need to investigate replacing your whole hardware. That system may be running DDR2, not 3, and the 32 bit version of Windows is going to limit your performance greatly.
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