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Dell Xps 420 Upgrades?

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February 18, 2014 1:14:25 PM

Hi There,

I have a Dell XPS 420

Dell xps 420
Bios: Phoenix Ron bios plus version 1.10 a06
Processor: intel (r) core (Tm) 2 quad CPU q8200 @ 2.33ghz (4cpus) 2.3 ghz
Memory: 3326 mb ram
Page file: 1268 used 5609mb available
DirectX 10
Windows 32 bit
ATI Radeon 3870

I recently bought some games such as witcher 2 etc. I cant even turn the character around without abysmal lag. I was looking for a new graphics card & any other upgrades to the computer that I can make as well as the graphics card to make it run and play games on semi decent graphics.
It wouldn't matter about the budget as I would just like to know what upgrades I can make.

*I'm not really clued up, A lot of computer stuff goes straight over my head. Thought I would come to some guys with some experience.*

Thanks

Liam

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a c 166 U Graphics card
February 18, 2014 1:34:05 PM

It's probably the video card. Although that is an older CPU it should still play newer games even if you have to run some on lower settings.

That system has a pretty good power supply, and you can probably at some point upgrade the CPU to a faster Q9xxx series.

The Radeon R7 260X is in the lower midrange class and is safe for your system without a power supply upgrade, as well as being fast enough to handle a CPU upgrade if you want to look into that.
February 18, 2014 1:49:47 PM

Hi Thanks for the reply. Its greatly greatly appreciated.

I was also pointed towards this? ASUS GTX650-E-2GD5 GeForce GTX 650 2GB 128-bit GDDR5

Out of curiosity could you point me towards the CPU upgrade with a link? Like I said Im useless.
But I would easily look into this as im willing to upgrade it the best I can!
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February 18, 2014 1:59:15 PM

Liam Yule said:
Hi Thanks for the reply. Its greatly greatly appreciated.

I was also pointed towards this? ASUS GTX650-E-2GD5 GeForce GTX 650 2GB 128-bit GDDR5

Out of curiosity could you point me towards the CPU upgrade with a link? Like I said Im useless.
But I would easily look into this as im willing to upgrade it the best I can!


The 260x is quite a bit faster than the 650, but the 650 is not a bad card if it's a lot cheaper.

For a CPU upgrade, look at your motherboard and post the model #. THe Q9450 may be the top CPU for it. http://www.findlaptopdriver.com/dell-0tp406-specs/

February 19, 2014 3:59:01 AM

Can anyone confirm if that is the graphics card before I purchase?

Thanks
Liam
February 19, 2014 6:12:50 AM

Thanks a lot for your help.
!