So, I've got a few questions here to ask. I'm a new person at Tom's hardware so bear with me =)
So I game, and I want a graphics card that can play Starcraft 2, Bio-shock, COD 4, etc Smoothly at around the middle-sh settings... I'm kinda low on money, but whatever works is okay.
I have a Acer Aspire x3810. Pentium(R) Dual-Core E5300 @ 2.6GhZ. 3GB DDR3 RAM. Intel G43/45 Express Chipset. I have looked at the manual, and it said it has a 220Watt PSU.
Also, I am wondering if it is possible for me to overclock my system... Or if it is even possible to install a new graphics card. I have searched around and people say you cannot do either one of them. In the manual though it said
"Spread Spectrum. Clock Enables or disables the reduction of the mainboard’s EMI.
Note: Remember to disable the Spread Spectrum feature if you are
overclocking. A slight jitter can introduce a temporary boost in clock
speed causing the overclocked processor to lock up."
So does it mean I can overclock my system?
I have a W2042TQ Flatron Monitor that supports 1680x1050. I would be okay to go to 1280x1024 or 1024x768 if it helps make it extremely smooth.