Hey, so I don't really know that much about graphics cards, but after buying Starcraft 2 I've realized that my 8600 GT is not quite cutting it, so I could use some help.
Or it could be my processor, I don't know, the game just seems to lag on maximum settings.
My computer is average, and has the following specs:
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ 2.6 GHz
300GB Free space
It's an HP.
Anyway I've never replaced the power supply, so it has what, a 300W or so?
My 8600 GT runs with no heating problems, but I'm worried about getting a new card and not have the right motherboard, or power supply, or something like that.
StarCraft 2 does not like older CPUs.Look at the techspot review, even a q6600 struggles to make the cut .StarCraft 2 likes modern, fast(3 GHz or more) dual core CPUs.You should try to overclock the current CPU.To decide what new CPU you need, we need to know about your motherboard.If you upgrade you will have to upgrade the CPU, GPU and the power supply.But 3 GB RAM is enough(for your present system).And a GTX 260 will not work with a 300 W PSU.It will be bottlenecked by your CPU.