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September 25, 2012 9:25:39 PM

Hello,
I have a hp pavilion a1410n and it is time for me to upgrade my graphics card or purchase a new computer. I recently purchased x-plane 10 and it will not work on that computer. I currently have a NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GS installed on it. So I need to know if I should upgrade my graphics card or purchase a new gaming computer.

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a b U Graphics card
September 25, 2012 9:42:48 PM

Purchase a new computer. You have a single-core system w/ 1GB of RAM. It's better off building a new system.
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a c 198 U Graphics card
September 25, 2012 9:51:40 PM

If you had a dual core, it wouldn't be a huge deal. But you can upgrade to a dual core Intel Celeron G530, with a new motherboard and 4GB of RAM for like less than $100. Its a really good upgrade. And your 7600GS might be able to hold up in the game. It seems it doesnt need much to run the game.

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a b U Graphics card
September 25, 2012 10:00:27 PM

Don't forget a new PSU. You don't want to upgrade every relevant component except for the PSU to have the HP PSU burn out the new components if it can't keep up.
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a b U Graphics card
September 25, 2012 10:14:27 PM

Can't forget that HP and Dell use nonstandard case sizes, so a new mobo might or might not fit.
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a b U Graphics card
September 25, 2012 11:10:57 PM

Id just start from scratch, it may cost more but you will get a lot more value for your money, and building a new rig is always fun :p 
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a b U Graphics card
September 25, 2012 11:14:06 PM

^^^
+1. If you're buying new RAM, a new CPU, new GPU, and new mobo, best to spend a bit more and build an entire rig.
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a c 198 U Graphics card
September 26, 2012 12:27:56 AM

Well HP USED to use standard case sizes. I used to have a M-ATX board in a a1730n with an awesome graphics card. It was like a sleeper lol.

Yea you can go with a really cheap build, and probably wont even need to get a new hard drive or DVD drive.

Try this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You could probably use the 7600GS again, but if you want better graphics you are going to have to upgrade.
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a b U Graphics card
September 26, 2012 12:52:47 AM

You are better off with a complete new pc. You can make one yourself and that should save you money from buying premade crap.
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