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August 1, 2012 12:40:30 AM

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/Docume...

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August 1, 2012 12:52:13 AM

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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August 1, 2012 3:27:26 AM

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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-car...
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August 2, 2012 4:21:16 AM

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?
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August 4, 2012 2:57:56 AM

Thanks so much guys for the help.
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August 4, 2012 3:32:49 AM

Your welcome and good luck.
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