Hello guys, I am the owner of quite a dinosaur of a PC. The specs are as follows:
- Intel Pentium D (dual core) 3.0 GHz Processor (Intel 925)
- 2G RAM DDR2,
- 160G HDD SATA
It has an integrated 128MB graphics Video plus PCI Express slot so obviously was not built for gaming. However I am curious whether, with this old motherboard it would be an absolute waste of time putting a new graphics card in to play some of the latest games ?? I'm not asking to play the latest COD on full resolution, just get the pc to a standard where games are able to be played without a ridiculous amount of slow choppy frame rates.
I would appreciate any help, obviously I am not very knowledgeable when it come to computers
Your motherboard supports the Core 2 Duo 65nm Processors.You would have a hard time finding one these days.A used Core 2 duo E6600 or e6700 from eBay is your best bet.Then add a HD 5670 as others have said.If money permits get a new 400 or 450 W power supply form Corsair, Antec, Seasonic, etc and get a HD 4850 or GTS 250.
I have got bad luck and my Harddisk WD1200JS-00MHB1 is brocken with my holliday-pictures.
I hope to repair it with the board from antother WD1200JS-00MHB1.
When I saw, that you will update your computer, I thought you will built in a bigger Harddisk an offer me your old Disk (befor it crashes) for a cheep price. Do you?