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February 20, 2013 1:42:18 PM

I am looking at upgrading the graphics card, memory and if needed the power supply on my current desktop. Here is a link to the specific specs of my computers build. This will be used to play Skyrim which my current set up runs on low settings without much problem. I would like to bump it up to maybe medium settings but I am unsure of compatibility with my system.

Specifications in sections with multiple options:

- GeForce 8500GT
- Core 2 Quad Q6600 (K) (2.4GHz /1066 MHz) 8 MB L2 cache; Quad Core
- 2 GB (2 x 1 GB) DDR2 PC2-5300 with a max of 4 GB* (4 x 1 GB) (32-bit OS) available
- 750 GB 7200 rpm SATA 3G (3.0 Gb/sec)
- Windows Vista Home Premium

Any guidance on compatible upgrades would be fantastic. Again I am not looking to spend tons of money but a couple hundred would be ok. Thanks for any advice in advance!

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February 20, 2013 1:55:01 PM

A AMD 7770 would be a good improvement and add 2 more gig of ram.
February 20, 2013 2:09:22 PM

Ok so the AMD 7770 will fit my motherboard then?
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February 20, 2013 2:18:00 PM

Yes, it will fit.
February 20, 2013 2:23:30 PM

Ok sorry, one more question is there a specific model I am looking for because when I look that thing up I get about 20 different options. I am new to this whole upgrade thing so I am not really that savvy as far as picking the parts.
February 20, 2013 2:34:05 PM

What wattage am I going to need to upgrade to? And will anything do in terms of an upgrade? If a new PSU will get me a better card than it is not out of the questions PSU do not seem to run that expensive so to answer your questions if it is needed then yes I am.
February 20, 2013 2:36:06 PM

the 7770 will require 1 6 pin pci-e power cable from the PSU. The 7750 will not. With your current set up, I would just go with a 7750 until you build or get a new PC.
February 20, 2013 2:47:21 PM

that RAM should work. Since you are on windows 32 bit, you're limited to a total of 4 gig of ram.
February 20, 2013 2:51:30 PM

Wonderful thank you for all your help!
February 20, 2013 2:51:52 PM

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