Solved Oldish PC. Worth installing new graphics card?

May 16, 2012 at 20:43:25
Specs: Windows Vista
I recently bought Diablo 3 but am unable to play due to graphics card requirements. I'm relatively computer illiterate when it comes to how they operate under the hood. I'm thinking of installing a Radeon HD 6750, but I'm not sure if my computer will be able to handle it. Here are the specs or my current desktop:

Operating System: Windows Vista
System Manufacturer: HP-Pavilion
System Model: FK821AA-ABA a6632f
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU E2220 @ 2.40GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.4GHz
Memory: 4086MB RAM

Currently, my chip is: Intel GMA 3100

Is it even worth getting a new graphics card, or do I need to purchase a new rig? Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

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May 17, 2012 at 04:04:39
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Your Specs:
At the very least you would need to add a decent graphics card and replace your 250Watt power supply but for decent gaming I would think that upgrading your CPU would also help quite a bit. At least a Core 2 Duo like the E7500 or E8200/E8400 would be needed to hold off complete replacement maybe another year or possibly two.
Consider the entire upgrade cost vs the amount of time you will be happy with the system and you may conclude that entirely replacing the system would be the better choice.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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May 17, 2012 at 18:10:17
Thanks for the input, Fingers. I'm going to look into purchasing a new power supply.

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