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Windows 7: Changing CPU and video card

10 Jun 2013   #1
Ammarez

windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Changing CPU and video card

I want to change my old computer's CPU and video card
What are the CPUs and video cards(2GB dedicated will be good) that I can put into my PC so I'll be able to play new games
computer :Acer veriton m661
CPU : Intel core 2 Duo E8400 / # of Core = 2 / L2 Cach = 6 MB / Clock Speed = 3 GHz
Memory : 4.00 GB (I'll increase it to 8.00 GB)
video card : Intel(R) Q35 Express Chipset Family
what are the best solutions for me ( I want them to be cheap since this isn't my main )


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10 Jun 2013   #2
Cr00zng

Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, OSX El Capitan, Windows 10 (VMware)
 
 

The video card update is probably the only one that you really need for gaming purposes. The rest of the system specs look just fine.

The CPU socket type (LGA775) limits your processor upgrade options and in my view, the current CPU is just fine.

The motherboard may, or may not support more than 4 GBs of memory; you should check, if you can actually add more.

Just check your power supply and replace it, if needed, based on your system and video card specifications.
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11 Jun 2013   #3
VivaLaMikey

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

First off what is the name and model of your motherboard? from there we can give you better more precise suggestions.

If your not sure how to find the name or model download 1 of these free/trial programs.

1. CPU-Z CPU-Z CPUID - System & hardware benchmark, monitoring, reporting
2. AIDA64 Downloads | AIDA64
3. HWiNFO HWiNFO, HWiNFO32 & HWiNFO64 - Hardware Information and Analysis Tools

Get back to us when you know.
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11 Jun 2013   #4
Ammarez

windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VivaLaMikey View Post
First off what is the name and model of your motherboard? from there we can give you better more precise suggestions.

If your not sure how to find the name or model download 1 of these free/trial programs.

1. CPU-Z CPU-Z CPUID - System & hardware benchmark, monitoring, reporting
2. AIDA64 Downloads | AIDA64
3. HWiNFO HWiNFO, HWiNFO32 & HWiNFO64 - Hardware Information and Analysis Tools

Get back to us when you know.
here it is :
eq35m
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11 Jun 2013   #5
Wrenches

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Speccy is a good program for system info.
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11 Jun 2013   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I'm somewhat at a loss.
Why would some one have Windows Enterprise and play games.

Here would be a good place to start.

Windows Updates & Activation - Windows 7 Help Forums

Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions
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11 Jun 2013   #7
VivaLaMikey

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I'm somewhat at a loss.
Why would some one have Windows Enterprise and play games.

Here would be a good place to start.

Windows Updates & Activation - Windows 7 Help Forums

Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions
So start off with what layback bear said, windows 8 and enterprise are no good for gaming, and as far as components go you really don't have much to upgrade to.

The best cpu you can run in your LGA775 socket is a Core 2 Quad Q9650 and you can run up to 8gb DDR2 RAM but if i could make a suggestion you'd be far better off getting a newer socket and cpu maybe a power supply if you plan to do MOBO, CPU & GPU.

Most modern games will struggle on a dual core and integrated graphics, as your worried about price i would go for an AMD cpu maybe a PhenomII Quad and even though i love nvidia thier video cards can be more expensive than AMD's cards, follow this link to give you an idea of power vs performance for cpu's PassMark CPU Value Chart - Performance / Price of all CPUs

And follow this for video card chart (I recommend a GTX560ti) PassMark Videocard Value Chart - Performance / Price of Videocards
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