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October 7, 2012 11:21:11 PM

Hi all!

I'm new to this site and i'm quite a noob when it comes to hardware. :D 

Ok to my problem. I really want to play skyrim, problem it's really laggy when I play it and i'm willing to upgrade my PC to a point where I can play Skyrim smoothly. Here are my PC specs:

Processor: AMD AThlon II X2 240 @2.8Ghz
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8200 (512 MB)
RAM: 1.8G

I don't mind running Skyrim on low so long as the is smooth, the problem is even on low, its very laggy. I think the RAM is the one I need to upgrade but i'm not sure...so should I upgrade my RAM for a lagless gameplay of Skyrim?

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October 7, 2012 11:28:08 PM

You need both RAM and a new graphics card. If you're not trying to run it on super high settings, I recommend the gtx 460 for graphics.
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October 7, 2012 11:30:23 PM

new processor, Video card and ram. Upgrade to at least 4 gigs of DDR3 ram, Get at least a GTX460, a GTX660 would be better and buy a 965BE and aftermarket cooler.
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October 7, 2012 11:33:45 PM

Hello and thanks for the reply, but does getting a new processor really necessary?, I know that mine is pretty outdated, but yeah...is it?
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October 7, 2012 11:40:03 PM

your cpu is the main bottleneck, but pretty much the whole system is a bit slow.



The a4 3400 is the equivalent to the atlon x2 240

the chart is done on a 7970 video card and before skyrim's multicore patch, wich pretty much raises the fps ton all quad core cpus, both amd and intel.

If your working with a minimal budget, as stated, get a phenom X4, some more ram, and a better video card in that order.
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October 7, 2012 11:45:41 PM

so getting some more ram and better video card but not upgrading my processor will still put the game on a laggy performance?...sorry if i'm a bit to stupid to quite understand all this stuff. :D 
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October 7, 2012 11:48:36 PM

mineralwater said:
so getting some more ram and better video card but not upgrading my processor will still put the game on a laggy performance?...sorry if i'm a bit to stupid to quite understand all this stuff. :D 


yes. Your system will be limited by the processor speed and architecture. It's a budget processor not made for gaming.
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October 7, 2012 11:49:36 PM

yes
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October 7, 2012 11:51:23 PM

I see..with this in mind..I think its better if I just start from scratch and build a new PC...anyway..thanks for the answers you've all been of so much help.
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October 7, 2012 11:58:46 PM

A good start for a tight budget would be the new AMD A10 APU or A8 APU.



you could get by with just the APU (ie cpu + graphics card), motherboard and memory.

would be reasonably priced, and upgradeable.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

The A8 5600k is $20 cheaper also.
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October 15, 2012 8:54:12 AM

Hello again,

i've look into this PC

Processor: AMD Trinity A10-5800K 3.8Ghz(4.2ghz Turbo) APU Buildin GPU HD7660D
MotherBoard: Asrock AR-FM2A55M-DGS Motherboard
Memory: Team Elite 4gb ddr3 1333 w/heat spreader
Hard Disk: Western Digital Caviar Blue 320GB Sata 3
Casing: Core Elite Casing
PSU: Core elite 600w psu

the CPU is as noob2222 suggested, all this is priced at $320, is it reasonable?

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October 15, 2012 1:25:31 PM

mineralwater said:
Hello again,

i've look into this PC

Processor: AMD Trinity A10-5800K 3.8Ghz(4.2ghz Turbo) APU Buildin GPU HD7660D
MotherBoard: Asrock AR-FM2A55M-DGS Motherboard
Memory: Team Elite 4gb ddr3 1333 w/heat spreader
Hard Disk: Western Digital Caviar Blue 320GB Sata 3
Casing: Core Elite Casing
PSU: Core elite 600w psu

the CPU is as noob2222 suggested, all this is priced at $320, is it reasonable?


I've never heard of a "core elite" power supply so that would concern me. Buy a quality power supply from Corsair, XFX, Antec, FSP or Seasonic and scrap the one that comes with that case. Price is good for what you are buying.
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October 29, 2012 8:13:29 AM

Best answer selected by mineralwater.
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