What video card should i get?

Microlink / Mlatabl1
August 13, 2012 at 14:42:57
Specs: Windows 7 Home Premium, 1.864 GHz / 4000 MB
Hello.

My system specs are:::

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Processor(CPU): Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6300 @ 1.86GHz (2CPUs), ~ 1.9GHZ
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 4600 Series
I want to play Arma 2 Operation arrowhead without the lag (when on smaller maps i usually dont get any lag but when the maps are bigger and more action , it starts to lagg abit)
Ofcourse i want to play the newer games too , like Assassin's creed 3, Arma 3, GTA V etc.

Question is, should i get a new video card , if yes. Wich one?
Or buy a new computer, or get a new processor(CPU) , ofc i have no idea how to replace processors and i dont have enough money to buy a new computer at the moment.
I'm from Estonia.

Appreciate the help !!


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#1
August 13, 2012 at 15:31:24
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...

Motherboard and PSU specs missing !

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#2
August 13, 2012 at 15:50:05
Oh sorry , ofcourse.

PSU : 500W dont remember the other inf on PSU.
Motherboard : Intel Corporation D946GZIS AAD66165-302 (if im correct)


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#3
August 13, 2012 at 16:32:48
"PSU : 500W"

We need to know the make/model or at least the amperage specs. Open the case & get the info off the label on the side of the PSU. Just stating the wattage is useless.

Is your current card an HD 4650 or HD 4670? DDR2 or DDR3 memory?


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#4
August 13, 2012 at 16:39:58
(2CPUs)
Dual core is a single CPU with 2 cores inside.
U have weak CPU and u can't overclock in BIOS.
U are going to need a quad core chip(C2Q) and gaming card like HD 7770 or HD 7750.
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trk...
A total of 200 USD is required.

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#5
August 13, 2012 at 16:43:04
HD4670 DDR3 1Gb
I'l get the PSU make and model tomorrow , kinda late right now. going to sleep.

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#6
August 13, 2012 at 16:43:45
I just saw in another thread that you have an HD 4670 1GB DDR3. I entered your info into the following site & it seems your system should be able to run that game. Just stick with a lower game resolution:

Arma II: Operation Arrowhead results


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#7
August 13, 2012 at 16:45:27
Yes i know it runs it , but it laggs , i cannot play properly sometimes on some ''maps''
stuttering and stuff.

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#8
August 13, 2012 at 16:48:54
Sorry Core 2 Quad processors are not supported.
http://processormatch.intel.com/Com...

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#9
August 13, 2012 at 16:56:37
"Yes i know it runs it , but it laggs"

We have no idea what game resolution you're using or what crappy software you may have installed. If there's a lot of programs loaded in the background & a bloated antivirus program such as Norton or McAfee, they can suck the performance out of your system.


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#10
August 13, 2012 at 17:02:47
Im using my monitor resolution, 1280x1024
Everything else is on lowest.
and no antivirus such as norton or mcafee, when i play arma only Six Updater is in backround and Teamspeak 3 , thats all.

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#11
August 13, 2012 at 17:26:23
Monitor resolution & game resolution are 2 completely different things. If your monitor resoultion is 1280x1024, try the game resolution at 1024x768.

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#12
August 14, 2012 at 08:23:45
PSU: modecom premium 500 switching power supply (ATX 12V 2,2 compatible)
Motherboard : Intel Corporation D946GZIS AAD66165-302

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#13
August 14, 2012 at 11:26:21
the cpu also is probably bottlenecking ur game reduce the resolution and keep settings to lowest
and the powersupply is crap but should be enough to handle the hardware u got
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#14
August 14, 2012 at 11:28:17
went to 1024x768 almost the same, no diffrence.

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#15
August 14, 2012 at 12:21:24
That means you're hitting a CPU bottleneck (as toxict51 said). Not surprising, given its low clock speed. Many games these days actually demand a fast CPU as well as a good GPU. Unlike the good old days, when you could pair a top-of-the-line graphics card with a Sempron and call it a day.

I didn't look up your motherboard, but I'm pretty sure it doesn't allow you to overclock, being (a) made by Intel, and (b) based on their entry-level (at the time) chipset.

You may want to hold off on the graphics upgrade until you can put together a new system. The Pentium G860, for example, is an inexpensive processor that would run circles around your old C2D.

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#16
August 16, 2012 at 17:03:00
What do you mean by a system ? Like build another computer?
or just buy the processor Pentium G860?

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#17
August 16, 2012 at 19:58:17
He is referring to a compete new build. In order to get that one even close to what you would need, you would have to replace enough parts that you might as well start from scratch. You would need a CPU, Motherboard, possibly memory (depending on MB), possibly GPU (and if GPU, then possibly Power Supply), a new copy of Windows, possibly more. For every compromise that you make to use much of your old hardware, you are not optimizing your selections so you will not get the best final system for your money. If you start with a clean sheet and plan on using over only what makes sense, possibly the hard drive (or using it as a 'second' drive), you are going to make better choices for your money and get a system that you will be proud of and happy with for years to come. Even if it means living with what you have while you save up enough money.

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