Hey guys, sorry if this is a reoccurring thread. I'm very new to this computer hardware game and I'm trying to figure out a way to upgrade my old computer to be able to play Diablo 3. The model number for it is GM5424 and it's a Gateway. I bought the whole thing put together from Best Buy like 5 years ago or something. I've had a really rough time figuring out all the hardware inside, but it looks like I have a Radeon x700 series graphics card? Unless that's just integrated into the motherboard. I'm giving this old system to my brother who really wants to play Diablo 3 with me when I build my new computer. If anyone can help me out, I would GREATLY appreciate it!
You need 2 of a 1 gb ddr2 800 memory add on if you already haven't http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (you have 4 slots 2 filled stock). Your computers way Old, this is all I could do, you owe me 20 mins of my life back ... You can upgrade to play on Low with medium shaders (after my upgrade 68$), anything more your cpu and motherboard also need to be upgraded. Buy and install this hardware and its software http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168.... So you're system after should be 4 GBs of ddr2 800 memory with a xfx 5450 graphics card along with the 2.13ghz Dual core it has stock. This way that 5 year old motherboard and cpu can play on Low with shaders on medium. Other than my exact option, there is no way for you to play the game. Your welcome, Brent.
Also if you want a more full gutting of your computer to be able to on High(enjoyable) settings for 438 bucks let me know, I can give you the list of parts for that, just put the list together for someone else today.
I know thats the motherboard, I searched for a Dsub card on newegg when those come up so I figured that was compatible. That 2600 pro can't handle D3 it's 50% slower than the one I advised. And yes that 3.06 would serv well but I believe the graphics dsub slot will be the bottleneck not the CPU, though it wouldnt hurt, but that would make it a 148 dollar upg, not much more bang for the buck. Lemme look into that gpu compat to make sure.