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December 27, 2012 1:15:01 PM

Hey guys i have a pc which now i wish to upgrade it for gaming purposes so here is the pc configuration.
Intel core 2 duo e4500 2.2 ghz never clocked
1gb ddr2 ram (will upgrade to ddr2 3 gb)
Intel lga 775 motherboard
Intel 82945g chipset integrated graphics (will upgrade to ati 6670 1gb ddr5 graphics)
250 GB HDD
Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
450 watts psu

So after upgrading the ram to 3gb ddr2 and installing dedicated ati 6670 1gb ddr5 graphic card will i be able to play current games and past 2 years games and some upcoming games or not or will it be just waste of money.My budget is very low.Thanks
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December 27, 2012 1:24:05 PM

Not going to help much. Graphic/RAM update would help but your CPU is weak.
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December 27, 2012 1:55:40 PM

You should think about getting new rig with at least HD7750

your upgrade will cost you $23 + $80 for 7750 so little over $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

but you seriously need a new rig ...your CPU is very weak you might also think of getting
some used at least E8400...that goes on ebay around $60
If I was you I would do new MB/CPU/MEM/VGA
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $65 MB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $70 CPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $80 VGA
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $15 4GB MEM

You can recycle your case, power supplu, dvd/cd drive ...etx
Total upgrade $230
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December 28, 2012 5:54:00 AM

shubham1bhatia said:
Hey guys i have a pc which now i wish to upgrade it for gaming purposes so here is the pc configuration.
Intel core 2 duo e4500 2.2 ghz never clocked
1gb ddr2 ram (will upgrade to ddr2 3 gb)
Intel lga 775 motherboard
Intel 82945g chipset integrated graphics (will upgrade to ati 6670 1gb ddr5 graphics)
250 GB HDD
Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
450 watts psu

So after upgrading the ram to 3gb ddr2 and installing dedicated ati 6670 1gb ddr5 graphic card will i be able to play current games and past 2 years games and some upcoming games or not or will it be just waste of money.My budget is very low.Thanks


If i upgrade my processor to used core 2 duo e4800 3.0 ghz and get a entry level graphic card like Nvidia gt 210 1gb or ati 5670 1gb or you suggest me one.I can only spend 110-20 $ max
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December 28, 2012 6:38:09 AM

there are some games that just need a quad core cpu to run well. a nvidia gt210 is absolute crap, the 5670 is better, but will still struggle on a lot of games, and you certainly wont be playing at 1920x1080p resolution. Maybe 1440x900. if your wiling to play games that are 4 or so years old, then you should be able to play them on medium-low detail. If i were you, i would OC that cpu to 3ghz, which should be possible depending on your motherboard and you will need an aftermarket cpu cooler, a cheap one like the hyper tx3 would do, and get a gtx650 for less than $120. But even then a 3ghz core 2 duo is still not going to cut it for many games.There really isnt much you can do if your budget is $110.
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