Solved Adding a GPU to older PC

September 7, 2015 at 12:39:20
Specs: Windows 7
Quick resume of my situation: I've been playing games on a laptop for the past two years but i can't rely on it anymore due to heating and charging reasons. At this moment i can't afford to build a gaming desktop so my last solution would be to optimize my older desktop for a potential temporary use in low quality gaming.

The PC is an HP from 2008 with an Intel Pentium Dual E2220 @ 2.40GHz with 3Gbs of ram upgradeable to 4, and a Foxconn Irvine motherboard which is fully referenced here

The motherboard has a PCI Express x16 slot.

My question is, is it worth to invest into a small gpu with such specs or will it just be a waste of time and money.

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September 7, 2015 at 16:18:59
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Is your case a full/Mid/Mini tower width or is it a narrow space saving case?
What is your power supply? This is best done by opening the case and reading all numbers off the label. Post back the make and model number, the overall Wattage, and the Amperage on the 12Volt Rail(s) so we can be sure.
That said, it is reasonably possible that you may be able to use one of these low power entry level gaming cards:
or a low profile (bracket included) for a compact case:
But post back for a more positive feedback.

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

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