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Upgrading help

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
December 24, 2012 3:50:16 PM

Hello guys!

For a few months i've been following this website and the forums. I'm very curious about computers and their hardware.

Anyhow getting to the point, i would like to know if i can upgrade my computer's graphic card.

I understand a little about the cpu and ram but when it comes to graphic cards i really know nothing. To give some insight into my system, here is what i gathered by using CPU-Z:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E7600 3.06 ghz

Motherboard: Acer EG43M; Graphic Interface PCI-Express (link width x16 max supported x16)

Memory: DDR3 4gb Dual Channel

Graphic Card: NVIDIA GeForce 315 512 Mb.

I know that most of the new games will require a stronger cpu, but my main goal right now is to be able to play games like skyrim at high at 30 fps.

I would rather not spend more than 120€, but if there's no other choice I'll have to go with it.

Thank you very much for the time and for the support.

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December 24, 2012 4:04:21 PM

looks like a gigabyte board ?............... anyways, monitor size/resolution.
December 24, 2012 4:10:28 PM

I'm so sorry, i'm never sure what is useful to know and what isn't. My current screen resolution is 1280 x 1024, though my grandfather offered me today a new screen with 1920 x 1080 of resolution (so ill be using this one from now on)
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December 24, 2012 4:12:07 PM

Yep. We actually don't need your monitor's size, just the resolution you aim to be playing the game at.

Also, just checking, this isn't a laptop, right?

EDIT: Ninja'ed.

For 1080p (your grandfather's screen), and your budget, I'd hunt around sales looking for a 7770. Newegg has a 7770 GHz edition on sale for $120, but they don't ship outside the US, I don't believe.
December 24, 2012 4:14:05 PM

no, this is a desktop