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Graphic card upgrade help

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August 7, 2011 4:36:04 AM

i am using the ATI Radeon HD 4200 grahpic card and i recently got empire total war and even at the losest deffults lagged, so i was wondering if i could upgrade my graphic card with out it being to costly?

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a c 104 U Graphics card
August 7, 2011 5:00:30 AM

That depends, it won't be cheap and probably the rest of your system is old (?) and should maybe be updated / bought new. Computer specs please. ( processor, pcu power output, memory etc. )
a c 104 U Graphics card
August 7, 2011 5:05:58 AM

sorry i meant psu power output, it's late, really need to go to bed now
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August 7, 2011 5:12:58 AM

oh well i under stand, so is there no way i couldnt just buy a new graphics card with out buying anything else , im not looking for the best top of the line card, im more of looking for one that will play a game like empire total war with small to no lag on average settings? also i dont think anything else is wronge i looked at my rating scale for windows 7 and my graphic card is 4.2 out of 10 and gameing graphic is 5.2 and everything thing else is 7.
a c 104 U Graphics card
August 7, 2011 5:14:55 AM

i can't tell if i don't know what kind of pc you have, so . . .
August 7, 2011 5:20:04 AM

oh my bad uhm i have a acpi x64 based pc
a c 104 U Graphics card
August 7, 2011 5:54:33 AM

with an i3 or i5 or i7, 870, 960 ? how much memory ? how much power ( watt ) from your power supply unit ( transformer ) ? The way a pc is performing is a combination of all of these components. It has no use to put in a powerfull gaming videocard when you only have a pentium 4 with 2G of memory and a powersupply of only 300 Watts.
So please give me all the system information you know of
a c 376 U Graphics card
August 7, 2011 6:33:48 AM

We need to know what processor is in your computer and what power supply before we can give any advice. How much ram, what resolution you use and a budget would also help.
a c 104 U Graphics card
August 7, 2011 7:09:50 AM

Exactly ! Seems the answer may take a while so i'm off to me bed now, worked ( i'm a security guard so maybe working is a bit overstated . . . ) from yesterday 18.30 till 7.30 this morning. jyjjy have fun with it. :hello: