I recently got into PC gaming, which called for an upgrade of my PC. (AMD 5800k APU+HD6670 in Dual Graphics if you're interested).
Now, I would like to take my old PC, install a new graphics card, and give it to my 7 year old brother. The most intensive task he will be doing is playing Minecraft at 1366x768. What graphics card do you recommend? My budget is around $50 USD. The specs of the old PC are as follows:
Intel Pentium D 940 (3.2 Ghz) EVGA 8400 GS ASUS P5VD2-MX SE 2GB DDR2 RAM (Mobo max) Old WD 120GB SATA Drive Win7 Home Premium (soon to be Win8 Pro)
1. My mobo's max RAM limit is 2 GB, is that a hard limit or is there any way to modify that (Custom BIOS, etc)? 2. Does 64 vs 32 bit Windows really matter, since I only have 2 GB of RAM?
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Hi, in my humble opinion, I don't see any reason to upgrade. From the 2 radeon is better, hence the price. Also I wouldn't change to Win8 OR 64bit. As far as I know there is no way too increase a your mobo's max RAM limit.
Not really anything. Don't bother with anything just accept it's getting old.