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Is my PC specs good enough to run high settings?

Hi im wondering if my computer can run alot of games on Good settings, if not do i need to upgrade?

PC specs:
AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 840T Processor
6 GB RAM
ATI Radeon HD 4200
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  1. Upgrade the graphics card

    What is your Power Supply Unit and how much watts does it supply?
  2. short answer. no... your gfx is a video card not ment for gaming... it only has 8 shaders and the bare minimum to play games even on the lowest settings is somewhere near 80...
    so yeah a gfx card is in order as will a psu to power it... look to spend a minimum of $150 for the gfx and $70 on the psu.
  3. +1 you need a dedicated graphics card for games this will give you an idea of what to get for your budget http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/gaming-graphics-card-review,review-32442.html and you need to check what PSU you have against what you need for the card or upgrade that as well.
  4. Alright thanks, what graphics cards do you recommend?
  5. Need to know your budget and how much watts your Power Supply Unit has.
  6. It has 250 watts and my budget is around $500
  7. What kinds of games do you want to play? I'd suggest getting a higher wattage PSU and a decent graphics card with that budget.
  8. Alright do you recommend a graphics card i should get? And right now i basically run almost all my games on low settings so where i can actually play them.
  9. If I were you, I would add an AMD 7750 to my PC. Very low on power requirements, very inexpensive, and almost certain to work with your build. If I am not mistaken, you don't even need a PCI-E connector. The instillation couldn't be easier - it just pops right in.

    Here is an excellent one right here...

    http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-11202-00-20G-Radeon-PCI-Express-Graphics/dp/B007B5V614/ref=pd_cp_pc_0

    $100 (after $10 rebate).

    You should be able to play most games at decent visual detail and at a fairly high resolution.

    And it would blow the hell out of any integrated solution.
  10. Best answer
    Currently the best card for the money is 7850. The high end card would be GTX 670.

    If so, you'd need to upgrade your Power Supply Unit.

    Gigabyte 7850 OC ($259.99)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125419

    FSP Group 500W ($88.99)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817104097

    Tell me what you think.
  11. So far the AMD 7750 looks like the best choice.
  12. I can virtually guarantee you that you won't have to upgrade your PSU if you opt for the 7750. Nor would you have a problem with installation.

    It is a little card that you just "pop in" and bam. You're gaming.
  13. I would not trust a 250W to power any graphics card even a 7750 though it may be OK if its not and the power supply dies it v=can take the motherboard with it. If you decide to get a new power supply anyway then the 6770 6850 and 6870 are better price performance than the 7750 & 7770 series (or Nvidia 560 & 560TI). The 7850 is also a very good card if you want to spend that much.
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