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Is My Graphic Card And Processor Good For Gaming?

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June 2, 2014 6:49:04 PM

Graphic : NVIDIA Geforce 8400GS
Processor : Amd Athlon(tm) 64 x2 dual core processor 4400+ 2.31Ghz
RAM : 4GB

If this graphic card and processor not suitalbe for gaming, what do i need to do??

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June 2, 2014 6:57:01 PM

Not for current games. Both would need to be upgraded as far as things go. The Graphics card more so than the CPU. But that also depends on what you want to play. Do you have a budget on what you are willing to spend on upgrading your system for gaming?
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June 4, 2014 1:45:12 AM

which games do u want to play plz tell us.
If u want to upgrade tell us ur budget.
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June 20, 2014 4:33:06 AM

I play a game like GTA IV, Watch dogs, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in low-end gaming.
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June 20, 2014 7:13:26 AM

GTA IV and Spider-Man are a possibility at their lowest settings, but Watch Dogs has no chance. The only way to improve this is to buy or build a new PC, as I presume that your remaining spec (RAM, PSU, motherboard, etc.) is equally old.
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June 20, 2014 10:57:08 AM

bicycle_repair_man said:
GTA IV and Spider-Man are a possibility at their lowest settings, but Watch Dogs has no chance. The only way to improve this is to buy or build a new PC, as I presume that your remaining spec (RAM, PSU, motherboard, etc.) is equally old.


Agreed. Also, because of ram requirements, watch dogs would not even allow you to start it.

You need to have a minimum of these specs if you want to run modern games:
- 8 core amd or i3 intel CPU
- GTX 660 or AMD R7 260X graphics card
- 8 to 12 GB of 1600 RAM
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June 23, 2014 3:01:09 AM

RCguitarist said:
bicycle_repair_man said:
GTA IV and Spider-Man are a possibility at their lowest settings, but Watch Dogs has no chance. The only way to improve this is to buy or build a new PC, as I presume that your remaining spec (RAM, PSU, motherboard, etc.) is equally old.


Agreed. Also, because of ram requirements, watch dogs would not even allow you to start it.

You need to have a minimum of these specs if you want to run modern games:
- 8 core amd or i3 intel CPU
- GTX 660 or AMD R7 260X graphics card
- 8 to 12 GB of 1600 RAM


If i only change graphic to Nvidia Geforce GTX 650 2gb gddr5 , my gaming will be better? Or I need to change processor too? Like i3.

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June 23, 2014 4:46:41 AM

RCguitarist said:
bicycle_repair_man said:
GTA IV and Spider-Man are a possibility at their lowest settings, but Watch Dogs has no chance. The only way to improve this is to buy or build a new PC, as I presume that your remaining spec (RAM, PSU, motherboard, etc.) is equally old.


Agreed. Also, because of ram requirements, watch dogs would not even allow you to start it.

You need to have a minimum of these specs if you want to run modern games:
- 8 core amd or i3 intel CPU
- GTX 660 or AMD R7 260X graphics card
- 8 to 12 GB of 1600 RAM


That's not a very accurate minimum. You'd get medium-high settings in anything with those parts. Also, it's not very consistent, because the GTX 660 is much stronger than the R7 260X. The R7 260X is weaker than a GTX 750 TI, which is weaker than a GTX 660.

Minimum specs for new games at minimum/low settings are more like a GT 640 or R7 250, with an FX-4100 or Pentium G3220, and 4GB of 1333Mhz RAM.
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June 23, 2014 8:55:57 AM

Rationale said:
RCguitarist said:
bicycle_repair_man said:
GTA IV and Spider-Man are a possibility at their lowest settings, but Watch Dogs has no chance. The only way to improve this is to buy or build a new PC, as I presume that your remaining spec (RAM, PSU, motherboard, etc.) is equally old.


Agreed. Also, because of ram requirements, watch dogs would not even allow you to start it.

You need to have a minimum of these specs if you want to run modern games:
- 8 core amd or i3 intel CPU
- GTX 660 or AMD R7 260X graphics card
- 8 to 12 GB of 1600 RAM


That's not a very accurate minimum. You'd get medium-high settings in anything with those parts. Also, it's not very consistent, because the GTX 660 is much stronger than the R7 260X. The R7 260X is weaker than a GTX 750 TI, which is weaker than a GTX 660.

Minimum specs for new games at minimum/low settings are more like a GT 640 or R7 250, with an FX-4100 or Pentium G3220, and 4GB of 1333Mhz RAM.


Well by minimum, I meant my minimum. Gaming on low settings is a terrible thing to have to do, haha.
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June 23, 2014 9:00:04 AM

Lppr Falcon said:
RCguitarist said:
bicycle_repair_man said:
GTA IV and Spider-Man are a possibility at their lowest settings, but Watch Dogs has no chance. The only way to improve this is to buy or build a new PC, as I presume that your remaining spec (RAM, PSU, motherboard, etc.) is equally old.


Agreed. Also, because of ram requirements, watch dogs would not even allow you to start it.

You need to have a minimum of these specs if you want to run modern games:
- 8 core amd or i3 intel CPU
- GTX 660 or AMD R7 260X graphics card
- 8 to 12 GB of 1600 RAM


If i only change graphic to Nvidia Geforce GTX 650 2gb gddr5 , my gaming will be better? Or I need to change processor too? Like i3.



The problem is, since your system is decently old, anything in your system that you replace will just be bottlenecked by the parts you didn't replace. Replace the gpu with a 650, and the cpu won't be able to keep up, so your system will hold it's self back to the cpu's max performance level. When you have that old of components it really is a "starting from scratch" situation. You should just save up for a new system as opposed to piece meal one together and notice no real performance improvement until the last piece is replaced.
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June 26, 2014 2:06:35 AM

RCguitarist said:
Lppr Falcon said:
RCguitarist said:
bicycle_repair_man said:
GTA IV and Spider-Man are a possibility at their lowest settings, but Watch Dogs has no chance. The only way to improve this is to buy or build a new PC, as I presume that your remaining spec (RAM, PSU, motherboard, etc.) is equally old.


Agreed. Also, because of ram requirements, watch dogs would not even allow you to start it.

You need to have a minimum of these specs if you want to run modern games:
- 8 core amd or i3 intel CPU
- GTX 660 or AMD R7 260X graphics card
- 8 to 12 GB of 1600 RAM


If i only change graphic to Nvidia Geforce GTX 650 2gb gddr5 , my gaming will be better? Or I need to change processor too? Like i3.



The problem is, since your system is decently old, anything in your system that you replace will just be bottlenecked by the parts you didn't replace. Replace the gpu with a 650, and the cpu won't be able to keep up, so your system will hold it's self back to the cpu's max performance level. When you have that old of components it really is a "starting from scratch" situation. You should just save up for a new system as opposed to piece meal one together and notice no real performance improvement until the last piece is replaced.


That hits the nail on the head.

OP, it's no good replacing a single component in a very old PC as something else will hold it back. You need to start from scratch.
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