New GPU?

Alright so I have a friend who wants to play BF3, but he has older hardware, the PC he has is listed below.


Intel 2 Quad 2.4 GhZ Q6600
Windows Vista Home 32 bit
Nvidia 8500 GT
3GB of DDR2 RAM.
1440x900 resolution


Should he get a new system, or upgrade this one?
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  1. I would say a complete up grade in other words a new system. Your CPU just makes min requirements. Your OS of 32bit I don't know for sure it might be. Your GPU is below min requirements.

    You are 1 gig over min ram. I would not take a chance on this system even if you upgrade your GPU everything is at min or below. here is the min and recommended requirements for BF3. I wish you and your friend good luck.


    ]Minimum requirements for Battlefield 3

    •OS: Windows Vista or Windows 7
    •Processor: Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or Althon X2 2.7 GHz
    •RAM: 2GB
    •Graphic card: DirectX 10 or 11 compatible Nvidia or AMD ATI card, ATI Radeon 3870 or higher, Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT or higher.
    •Graphics card memory: 512 MB
    •Sound card: DirectX compatibl sound card
    •Hard drive: 15 GB for disc version or 10 GB for digital version

    Recommended system requirements for Battlefield 3

    •OS: Windows 7 64-bit
    •Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD CPU
    •RAM: 4GB
    •Graphics card: DirectX 11 Nvidia or AMD ATI card, Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 or ATI Radeon 6950.
    •Graphics card memory: 1 GB
    •Sound card: DirectX compatibl sound card
    •Hard drive: 15 GB for disc version or 10 GB for digital version
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