I really need help with this Motherboard and Video Card.

Hello,
So I want to be able to play Skyrim so bad .Ok so I ordered the radeon hd 6570 for the mother board right below because I wanted a stronger video card and its ordered not here yet but the motherboard people said it wouldn't work with the motherboard is this true because ya i am real upset because I really want this video card and I already ordered it the pci size on my motherboard is x16. Are they right or wrong I really want to know if it will work with my motherboard and what settings would it play sims 3 on? Please?
Motherboard: Gigabyte M61PME-S2P
4GB RAM
athlon 64 LE-1640
Power supply: 400W
and I want this video card Radeon HD 6570 1gb ddr3 but will this video card fit in my motherboard?
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  1. yes, the 6570 is PCI-E x16, the motherboard has a PCI-E x16 slot (the light blue one)

    This will work.
  2. how well?
  3. Ummm, with Skyrim, i am not sure, i thought you were asking if the video card would fit in that motherboard.

    I do know that that video card will fit into that motherboard.

    I do not know how that video card will handle Skyrim...

    Also, your CPU is a single-core processor so i am not sure how that will work out for you.
  4. it runs like 30 fps but i have a 8400 gs right now so idk if it would improve it much or not
  5. It should be a good improvement. All while not consuming much more power :)

    The single core cpu is still the biggest hold back.
  6. so i'll be ok :D? because i don't want it not to work :(
  7. Card requirements

    PCI Express® based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard
    400 Watt or greater power supply recommended (500 Watt for AMD CrossFireX™ technology in dual mode)

    http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/graphics/amd-radeon-hd-6000/hd-6570/pages/amd-radeon-hd-6570-overview.aspx#3

    Board specs

    1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16

    http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3262#sp

    Should be good as far as running it.

    If you plan to upgrade more in the future, you may want to see how much 12 volt current(Amps) for power supply has, but with your current cpu and that card, almost any power supply will run it.
  8. What settings would it play skyrim at?
  9. sarah4434 said:
    What settings would it play skyrim at?

    As low as they go. Skyrim wants to see a dual core CPU. The cpu is the hold back(it is single core), i am not even sure the game will load. If it loads now with the 8400, it should still load, but the card may still be held back by the cpu.

    Here is a toms article on the game under different cards and cpus. The 5570 and the 6570 perform the same for the most part. They did not test under 2 core cpus
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/skyrim-performance-benchmark,3074.html

    Requirements are here

    http://store.steampowered.com/app/72850/
  10. great so now its gonna run terrible. Probably not gonna run at all its 2.7 ghz. Great I wasted the money for nothing. Just great.
  11. It is said to Start with a single core, but you will need to lower settings

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/318252-28-processor-skyrim#t2396548

    You are just going to have to try and see what it does.
  12. how would sims 3 run?
  13. btw when i play skyrim now i never lag with attacks or stuff. o_O even with 3 bandits on my screen
  14. If you do not lag now, you should NOT lag with a new card as long as the settings are not too high. The game should have auto set you to low with a single core anyway.

    The CPU feeds the video card. You can actually have a cpu unable to feed a video card fast enough to max it out. in those cases, the video card is actually too powerful for the cpu. It limits the top performance. I do not own Skyrim to perform any such tests.

    The Sims 3 does not seem to need a dual core(but can get a performance boost from it), so it should be fine, you may be able to increase some settings, but AA(edge smoothing) can take quite a hit in performance.
  15. it does lag a little when in certain lighting but i think thats because of the 8400 gs. That card is AWFUL
  16. it does lag a little when in certain lighting but i think thats because of the 8400 gs. That card is AWFUL
  17. Well time will tell. It is a much faster card then what you have, not top end in the sea of top end cards, but an improvement none the less.
  18. i think i might be able to play skyrim at mid to mid-highish
  19. Let us know how it goes. This way it will help others who may have the same question :)
  20. skyrim runs and presets to high quality settings. o_O
  21. It runs sims 3 at low fps and skyrim at high settings with high fps though it does tend to studdder a lil bit. loading areas. but still works better then sims 3 idk o_O
  22. EA is not that good at optimizing there Sims games. You can try to turn some settings down to get it more playable.
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