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Upgrading from Intel 2500 HD Graphics

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February 18, 2013 9:18:51 PM

Hi I have a new PC with an i5 core 8meg ram. On purchasing the PC i though it would be able to handle games on a medium setting, but on playing Sim City beta, I found iit could only run on low settings and looks terrible.

Is it possible to add to this existing card to another card or would I just need to to upgrade to a more powerful card?

I am new to graphics cards so would appreciate anybodies help.
February 18, 2013 9:22:32 PM

That's an integrated gpu you could just buy a pci express gpu and play games, could we get how much you're willing to pay and the minimum requirements for your game? you have an i3 right? i'm not sure about running them both together but a dedicated graphics card would easily be enough for you
February 18, 2013 9:23:36 PM

Here a more info on my current specs:

Processor
Intel Core i5 3470 Quad Core Processor @ 3.2GHz

Memory
8GB DDR3 RAM running at 1333MHz

Hard Drive
500GB SATA2 Hard Drive - Fast 7,200RPM spindle speed

Graphics
Intel HD2500 Graphics Technology
DVI/VGA Output

Motherboard
ASRock H61M-DGS
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February 18, 2013 9:25:39 PM

Hi thanks for the quick reply its an i5, and im on a budget so under £70 if possible.
February 18, 2013 9:30:58 PM

Get the AMD Radeon HD 7770/7750. They will perform well for your GPU budget.
February 18, 2013 9:59:25 PM

Thanks for the replys. Looks straight forward to install a new card. Are these cards the bottom end of cards? Im not a hard core gamer so dont need to spend hundreds.
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