I wanted to replace my xfx 8800 gt xxx with an hd 6950 . but i wanted to make sure it will work good on my gigabyte p35 dq6 motherboard with pci express 1 . and my other specs are 3 gb ddr2 800 ram and core 2 due 1.8 and 420 watt power supply. will upgarding graphic card alone be enough or my pc is too old?
thanks in advance
There will be some bottleneck, maybe slight, but there will be. Also, you need a new power supply. You need to have at least a 500w psu. Imo, it doesn't worth buying that graphics card. I'd say you should save some money and buy a new computer.
Yeah, in fact that CPU was holding back the 8800GT you had a little too. 1.8ghz is simply not enough processor to run a gaming computer. You need to be looking at around 3 ghz, anything less is going to starve a modern mid to high end GPU.