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February 21, 2013 1:16:27 PM

:bounce:  I am using a very much low end pc from a long time....now i think to come to an decent upgrade budget.....my configuration:
iNTEL 915
p4 3.07 GHz
1gib ddr1
nvidia 8400GS

now i m going to buy a nvidia gt 520.....will it be okay to play with ultra settings in a 1024x768 display?????? without laggss????
I want some help with this issue....and ya i play fps online like cod4, mw3 bt m willing to play bf3 now with no lags......plz help :love:  :love: 
February 21, 2013 2:14:50 PM

I am assuming a desktop computer?? From just a quick glance, you may very Well need to update your entire system. Does your MB have PCI express on it?
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February 21, 2013 2:28:14 PM

Wow, blast from the past.
Are we talking a D915GAV or a GAG?
If you could upgrade to a core 2 processor, I’d do that, but your buss speed is going to be a serious choke point.
You are limited to DDR 400/333 memory
If you have the GAV you only have a 10/100 NIC

At this point you need to seriously consider upgrading your motherboard, memory and processor to a recent chipset.

If your budget is limited you can still get a good stopgap with this motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $45.

You keep your 775 processor but upgrade G41 which gives you DDR3, PCIe 2.1 and a modern NIC.

Now the GT520. This is not a top drawer GPU. Not close. You will have to lower your gaming expectations a bit.

If its a budget issue I’d get the new motherboard I recc’d, 8gb of DDr3 1333 and a HD 7750 GPU. You will see across the board improvement, especially if you go to a core 2 processor.
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February 22, 2013 8:04:30 AM

PCI express available
February 22, 2013 8:09:10 AM

Ya this is D915 GAV ...... Really i cant go for the upgrade...this is really one old piece of mine..........
can't a gt520 hold the issue??
b coz i dont care about waiting for installations or loading screens....
just the gameplay with high settings and no lag I want
February 22, 2013 9:35:36 AM

2xmars11 said:
Ya this is D915 GAV ...... Really i cant go for the upgrade...this is really one old piece of mine..........
can't a gt520 hold the issue??
b coz i dont care about waiting for installations or loading screens....
just the gameplay with high settings and no lag I want

This is the issue (bold)
As groundrat suggested, you need to upgrade your mobo
February 22, 2013 10:25:35 AM

he is asking if the gt520 will run on that mobo thats it...help him i think he can
February 22, 2013 10:25:55 AM

he is asking if the gt520 will run on that mobo thats it...help him i think he can
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