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Will a New Graphics Card Improve my fps While Gaming?

My computer, when running any game is very slow. Minecraft runs at about 20 fps when on small screen with low setting and League of legends runs about 10fps while in combat and around 28 while out of combat (also lowest setting possible). I want to make both games run fast and I've been trying to figure out what's wrong with my PC. My graphics card is a "nvidia geforce 6150se nforce 430" and I've heard that it's a pretty bad! Here the specs:

OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name OWNER-PC
System Manufacturer Acer
System Model Aspire X1420
System Type x64-based PC
Processor AMD Athlon(tm) II X3 450 Processor, 3200 Mhz, 3 Core(s), 3 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. P01-B1, 20/04/2011
SMBIOS Version 2.6
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume2
Locale N/A
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7601.17514"
User Name N/A
Time Zone Mountain Daylight Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 3.75 GB
Available Physical Memory 1.50 GB
Total Virtual Memory 7.50 GB
Available Virtual Memory 4.99 GB
Page File Space 3.75 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys


I don't know much about computers but I want to know if it is just my graphics card or my computer that is bad. How could I make games run faster?
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  1. your whole system needs an upgrade.
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    Since this is a prebuilt computer, it probably has a cheapo power supply, so your upgrade options are a little limited.

    The GTX 750 Ti is an excellent fit for setups like yours. It is a budget oriented card that requires very little power (ie you dont have to upgrade PSU). It will be able to run minecraft and LoL MUCH better than your current card.
  3. Kekoh said:
    Since this is a prebuilt computer, it probably has a cheapo power supply, so your upgrade options are a little limited.

    The GTX 750 Ti is an excellent fit for setups like yours. It is a budget oriented card that requires very little power (ie you dont have to upgrade PSU). It will be able to run minecraft and LoL MUCH better than your current card.


    This is a great recommendation. The 750ti is a pretty powerful card that doesn't require a huge amount of power. My kids machine is an X4 965BE with a slightly slower video card and they are running pretty much any game we throw at it usually at very high settings with a few select things turned down (like shadows, AA, etc.).
  4. Better get a 750 instead of a 750 Ti. The price difference is significant, and the CPU would bottleneck both cards, so why spend more money?
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