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Upgrades to play faster

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March 17, 2012 1:12:29 PM

Hey

I want to be able play on high settings at 40fps. Such as Syria and bf3

Specs:
Core 2 duo e7400 @ 2.8Ghz
4GB DDR2 667
GTS 250 1GB OCed

HP DC5800 Microtower

What do I need to upgrade??

Thanks
Bud

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March 17, 2012 7:13:06 PM

Your video card.
March 18, 2012 10:33:14 AM

everything. bf4 requires a minimum of a quad 2.6 and a gtx 570 to max out at 60fps avg
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March 20, 2012 9:15:51 AM

A newer, better rig.
March 23, 2012 5:35:16 PM

What is dragging me down the most on this atm??

Thanks
Bud
March 24, 2012 2:53:30 AM

At the most, I'd say the video card. It's enough to play BF3, at medium and high settings with no AA and probably at 720p.
But a HD 5770/6770 or a HD 6790 seems like the highest you can go with, since you've got a stock E7400.
On NVIDIA's side, a GTS450 (equivalent to a GTS250, but not equal to your OC'd one) or a GTX550Ti (which I wouldn't recommend? is the most you can go for.

To get more, I'd say you change your setup entirely. It's looking a bit old.
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