I am looking to upgrade my gaming pc a little, as i would like to be able to play most games on ultra and have good FPS. I currently have a Nvidia Geforce 9800 gt. Its okay, but only runs at 20fps, and even less in crowded areas or during dungeons or Rifts.
Here are my computers current specs:
OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
System Model p6533w
System Type x64-based PC
GFX Card:Geforce 9800 GT
Processor AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 250 Processor, 3000 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 6.04, 4/22/2010
SMBIOS Version 2.6
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7601.17514"
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 5.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 5.00 GB
Available Physical Memory 3.68 GB
Total Virtual Memory 10.0 GB
Available Virtual Memory 8.49 GB
I am not 100% sure on the power supply, but there is a small sticker on it that says "AC 100-240~ v, 50-60 hz, 10-5a" Not sure if the 100-240v is what my current power supply is or not, but that is the only sticker on the power supply, no model #'s or anything (that i could find).
I am also worried about cooling issues, as the case I have right now is just the factory HP case, with two fans and my 9800gt runs at 60C while gaming. So Would I need to add a different heatsink to the CPU, add more fans to custom spots (as there is no more fan spots), or would upgrading my case be worth the 100-150$?
Any help would be great as I am not especially savvy with this kind of computer work.
Yep, true dat. For that processor, a GTX 560 (Non ti) is about the best for that CPU. i mean you could probably get up to 570 but you may have bottle necks and bad frames. Your gonna need a bigger power supply. preferably a 600 or 550 watt for your situation. Make sure the 12v rail has enough to power your gpu. try getting a corsair, coolermaster, or antec with at least a 12v rail of 30 or 25