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Is it worth Upgrading Graphic Card


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#1 sluggonancy

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 10:48 PM

I have an older PC and was wondering if it was worth upgrading the graphics card. My daughter tried to play Sims3 and it wouldn't work, so here i am today.

Here are the specifics from my PC. If any more info is needed please let me know

If it is worth upgrading which one should i get.

I have 2 empty PCI slots open

Computer:
Computer Type ACPI Uniprocessor PC
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
Date / Time 2009-08-28 / 23:27

Motherboard:
CPU Type Intel Celeron, 2500 MHz (25 x 100)
Motherboard Name Compaq Presario S4100NX
Motherboard Chipset Intel Brookdale-G i845GL
DIMM1: Kingston K 512 MB PC3200 DDR SDRAM
DIMM2: Kingston K 512 MB PC3200 DDR SDRAM
BIOS Type Phoenix (04/25/03)


Display:
Video Adapter Intel® 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller (64 MB)
3D Accelerator Intel Extreme Graphics

DMI:
DMI BIOS Vendor Phoenix Technologies LTD
DMI BIOS Version 6.00
DMI System Manufacturer Compaq Presario 061
DMI System Product DF214A-ABA S4100NX NA210
DMI System Version 0n41411RE101GLEND10
DMI Motherboard Manufacturer TriGem Computer Inc.
DMI Motherboard Product Glendale motherboard
DMI Motherboard Version None

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#2 bourkie

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Posted 29 August 2009 - 02:08 AM

how old is this computer?, you may be better off buying or bulding a new computer

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Posted 29 August 2009 - 06:36 AM

It would be better to consider the possibility of updating to a more capable computer.

The general specifications (CPU, RAM) are at the very minimum of requirements, but the limitation of only PCI slots makes it a poor prospect for upgrading:

"Standalone cards that are installed in PCI slots (not PCIe or PCIx or AGP) ... will perform poorly."

http://www.thesims3.com/game/systemreq

Edited by Platypus, 29 August 2009 - 06:36 AM.

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