radeon 6450s

so i have a compaq emprsario, and i might install a radeon 6450 dont know which one yet. could i play arma 2 day z on it without alot of lag?

computer specs: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&taskId=120&prodSeriesId=4079828&prodTypeId=12454&objectID=c01949102
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  1. No you need a better CPU to play it at all and a better card than a 6450 without lag. As your board can only take AM2+ CPUs you would be better buying a new PC than trying to upgrade unless you can find a cheap AM2+ CPU on Ebay like a Phenom 940, if you go that route then also look out for a used Radeon 4850 or 4870. If you can get these for under $100 for both then get a new 500W PSU for around $50 and you will be able to play games on low-medium settings at a good resolution. Alternatively find $400+ (not including windows, monitor, Kboard & mouse) for a new build.
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    Even if you had a better PSU the 6450 is one of the worst cards you put in for a gaming card. I will link you the hierarchy of GPU's so you can see how far down the chain it goes.

    Here are the system requirements for Arma 2

    Minimal PC Requirements

    CPU: Dual Core Intel Pentium 4 3.0 GHz / Intel Core 2.0 GHz / AMD Athlon 3200+ or faster
    RAM: 1 GB
    Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7800 / ATI Radeon 1800 with Shader Model 3 and 256 MB VRAM or faster
    OS: Windows XP

    Optimal PC Requirements

    CPU: Intel Core 2.8 GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ or faster
    RAM: 2 GB
    Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT / ATI Radeon 4850 with Shader Model 3 and 512 MB VRAM or faster
    OS: Windows XP or Vista

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107-7.html
  3. well, now im thinking about buying a whole new computer. what computer should i get thats under $500 amd can run modern games like minecraft or arma 2 easy on medium resolution?
  4. and*= AMD
  5. Thanks so much guys for the help.
  6. Your welcome and good luck.
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