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Yes, Another C521... for gaming

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October 4, 2011 8:20:46 AM

yes, i AM another one of those DUMBASSES trying to upgrade my Dell Dimension C521 for gaming.
i am planning on trying to stick an AMD Athlon X2 6000+ Brisbane into the dinosaur.... is it possible? you know, without considering suicide before it finally sticks?i *believe* the socket is an AM2.

specs:AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core processor

4GB RAM

nVidia integrated video (DirectX 9.0c Shader Model 3.0 Graphics Processing Unit)

PCI Express 1.0A

280 W



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October 4, 2011 10:15:51 AM

It would probably work at least with a bios update ( which you might get from dell ), but for gaming you are better off just installing a graphics card.
4GB ram, and the dual core you already have actually handle things ok.

Get a low profile Radeon HD 5570 or 6570. Should give you nice boost in graphics performance.
Here is a cheap one $49.99 ( before $10 MIR )
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October 4, 2011 3:19:09 PM

with that PSU, i would not change the graphics card. so you need a new psu, a new cpu and a new gpu, i'd say use the case, dvd, floppy etc., get a new build from scratch, will be a lot better than an x26000+
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October 5, 2011 4:21:09 AM

Newegg isn't the only vendor in the world.
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October 5, 2011 7:29:43 AM

and you expect to run a modern GPU, and a more powerful CPU off a 280W PSU? you won't run it for long...
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October 5, 2011 8:37:09 AM

The existing CPU and the new GPU should run fine. As the maximum pull for the graphics card is the PCIe which is like 75W
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October 5, 2011 8:59:38 AM

And what card does he actually have?
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October 5, 2011 9:12:46 AM

5670 is what he plans on getting, currently i think he has none as he listed something about integrated graphics.
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October 5, 2011 9:21:49 AM

nope he claims to already have a card, beyond what was listed in the original post, but hasn't said what it is. But you are probably right, as its a low profile card there's not much room for power consumption there anyway.
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October 5, 2011 9:35:49 AM

He doesn't claim, he had already posted the earlier update on another thread, and now he wants to do what he is doing.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/328318-33-graphics-ca...

It's better to stick to answering the question about a particular part, since the OP knows what he wants..... he's just a little hesitant. That's the main reason he left out everything else and just asked about the CPU in this thread.
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October 13, 2011 2:48:26 AM

yup, i have the graphics card, just trying to get a decent rig so i can at least play BF3 on the lowest settings.
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