I build a PC about 10 years ago and it is still doing well even compared to whats out now, there is just 1 problem. I upgraded to Windows 7 and that "windows experience" thing says my gaming card sucks. I have 1 gforce 7950 GT , all the other areas are like 5.7 and 5.9 ( I think isnt that bad for a 10 year old pc) but the graphic? 2.0 WTH. I want to play Rift and Secret world but dont really have the $ for a new pc. Any suggestions?
10 Years in the technology world is ancient history and as you say it's doing well for being so old , the thing is with an upgrade to the video card you will also be dealing with the other components inside the Pc whether you like it or not. The psu , ram and even the motherboard can come into play. Is your 7950 GT a Pci-e card or an AGP card? That also goes to your motherboard is it AGP or Pci-e ? What is your power supply , ram amount and what is your cpu?
I upgraded the video card after the 1st one crashed and burned.
ok PC specs
Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.111025-1505)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: NVIDIA
System Model: AWRDACPI
BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3400+, ~2.4GHz
Memory: 1536MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 1536MB RAM
Page File: 748MB used, 2322MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GT
Chip type: GeForce 7900 GS
Display Memory: 775 MB
Dedicated Memory: 504 MB
Shared Memory: 271 MB
Current Mode: 1600 x 1200 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Motherboard is the Gigabyte GA-K8NS Pro
500 Watt power supply
Oh and Just to clear things up I built it 10 years ago, in that 10 years I upgraded as I could. My original idea was to make a good core PC and make upgrades as necessary. That is why I am asking for all of your assistance, I have come to a road block that I cant seam to upgrade pass So I guess ill say sorry for misleading you into thinking I build it and haven't done anything after that. I am not that good of a PC builder