I just bought a new PC, i thought it was a pretty decent machine, but then I bought a game and it lagged so much I couldn't play it. I did an online check of "can i run it" and it appears my graphics card is the problem!
Here's my machine info:
Biostar MCP6P3 Motherboard
AMD CPU AM3 Athlon II X4 635 2.9GHz (11.6GHZ)
500Gb Sata II Hard Drive
2Gb DDR3 (1333Mhz) Memory (Upgradeable to 8Gb)
24 x Dual Layer DVD/RW
512Mb NVIDIA GeForce 6150 Graphics
Quad Core Tower supplied with 450Watt power supply
10/100/1000 Gigabyte Lan
6 Channel HD Sound
2 x PCI Slots
1 x PCI-E x16 Slot
Here's my graphics card:
GeForce6150SE nForce 430
(extra info in case it's needed:
Model Number, Core Frequency: X4 635 / 2.9GHz
L1 Cache Size: 64K of L1 instruction and 64K of L1 data cache per core (512KB total L1 per processor)
L2 Cache Sizes: 512KB of L2 data cache per core (2MB total L2 per processor)
Memory Controller Type: Integrated 128-bit wide memory controller *
Memory Controller Speed: Up to 2.0GHz with Dual Dynamic Power Management
HyperTransport 3.0 Specification: One 16-bit/16-bit link @ up to 4.0GHz full duplex (2.0GHz x2)
Socket AM3 938-pin organic micro pin grid array (micro-PGA)
Process Technology: 45-nanometer DSL SOI (silicon-on-insulator) technology
Approximate Die Size: 169 mm2
Approximate Transistor count: ~300 million
Nominal Voltage: 0.875-1.425V
Max TDP: 95 Watts)
I'm on a tight budget as I just bought the PC, and I've never modified my PC myself before either, but can anyone recommend me a good graphics card for under £50 ideally, that would run decent games? (can be a little more if it's not that possible)
Also how hard is it to install a graphics card myself?
Thank you so much for reading.
Edited by Craigy, 11 September 2010 - 12:48 PM.