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#1 AddictedRomance

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Posted 23 November 2017 - 03:28 PM

Okay so I just want to upgrade my pc so can play games in better fps and I don't know where to go, so...here is what I got right now

 

Cpu:AMD A4-7300 APU With Radeon HD Graphics(When I look at it there is 2 of them so I'm guessing that means dual core processors.)

GPU: AMD Radeon HD 8470D

Ram: 8GB 

 

Anything will help, also if you need pictures of anything like system info or my drivers i'll gladly provide them. And I'm looking for a decent running system to maybe get high in 30 fps or 60fps. 


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Posted 23 November 2017 - 04:07 PM

Hello AddictedRomance,

 

Could do with some further info so can you post the following for us;

 

The brand and model name or number of the motherboard, PSU (power supply unit) RAM and the computer case itself.

 

What games are you wanting to play, this will dictate what hardware is required and whether or not your present hardware can be upgraded to meet the requirements.



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Posted 23 November 2017 - 07:06 PM

Okay so i bought it off of amazon, here is the link https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01FZNMJRS/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 That has a bunch of stuff on it. Also just the types of games i wanna play are like Rainbow Six Siege, PUBG etc.. I do play Rainbow Six now but i get crappy fps even at lowest settings, Other games like dark souls as well, im not expecting the best if i can't get it.


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Posted 23 November 2017 - 07:08 PM

This is my system info as well

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Posted 23 November 2017 - 07:30 PM

AddictedRomance,

 

              It would be very helpful if you could publish a Speccy system snapshot and provide the web address for it in your message.  Here are downloadable step-by-step instructions for doing this:

                     - Using Speccy,  PDF Format 
                     - Using Speccy,  MS-Word Format


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Posted 23 November 2017 - 07:41 PM

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/uoVx8gSNgXncoOifrXkK0dg is this good enough?


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Posted 23 November 2017 - 07:48 PM

 

Yes, it's perfect, and it gives those who have far more expertise in answering your question than I do a lot more to guide them in giving you the information you seek.


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Posted 23 November 2017 - 08:09 PM

Alright thank you for the helpful tip!



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Posted 24 November 2017 - 10:26 AM

Eh I sure hope you didnt pay a lot of money for that machine at the time of purchase because as a gaming rig its seriously derped.

Its got a rather poor processor for gaming, and Socket FM2 doesnt have a good range of processors and the processors that support it are a bit overpriced still.

Its also got a very poor on-board APU also not great for gaming.

If you spent over $400 on this thing you got royally screwed.

Otherwise for under $400 its not so bad but its not really a good gaming rig.

The hardware is still sound but as a gaming rig its no different than some low end laptops.


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Posted 24 November 2017 - 10:55 AM

I didnt pay over 400



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Posted 24 November 2017 - 11:20 AM

Cool then, well based on what you are looking for the best route to go for your immediate issue is to get a proper graphics card for your machine.

I mean the processor is still a little weak but pair it with a good low end GPU and you will be good to go as I would not bother with anything too high end.

Something like the GTX 1050 or 1050ti will do.

Both are sub $200 graphics cards.

Even this will be pretty good for the games you play:

 

https://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-Geforce-GDDR5-Graphic-GV-N1050OC-2GD/dp/B01MG0733A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1511540002&sr=8-1&keywords=gtx1050

 

For around $40 more you could get this:

 

https://www.amazon.com/MSI-GTX-1050-TI-4GT/dp/B01MG3IX4F/ref=sr_1_3?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1511540164&sr=1-3&keywords=gtx1050ti

 

Both are good options iif you want a good graphics card that is reasonably priced and actually good at gaming.

I would not go any higher based on your specs.

 

Installing a graphics card is easy and little skill is needed, it will just slot into your PCI express and the only thing you have to do is maybe fiddle around with your case in the back.


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Posted 24 November 2017 - 07:17 PM

So only a new graphics card? And since i never installed a new one is there a easy way to learn?

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Posted 24 November 2017 - 07:25 PM

It is very easy

 

 

No soldering, nothing complex or difficult and they are plug and play.

 

Some dont even need extra power but you made no mention on your power supply.

If possible I suggest taking a peek inside your machine and see if you can find what power supply you have as it still may be a good idea if your system can take on a GPU


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Posted 24 November 2017 - 09:12 PM

Alright i'll do that tomorrow im about to go to sleep, thanks for the tips man, but what would i check for the power supply, sorry im a complete noob for this.



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Posted 24 November 2017 - 09:15 PM

Normally the power supply is either on the top or the bottom of the case you will have to of course open it but don't worry it won't harm computer as long as you have machine powered off just remember you might have to open up both of the side panels to see the power supply depends on your case and what you're using here.
Most power supplies have some sort of sticker or something to identify it and you can also take a photo of it so we can see what model you're working from. It might become necessary to replace the power supply depending on what you have but we will worry about that when the time comes and I can also think you would tutorial video on how to replace one. Again replacing a power supply isn't hard although it's a bit tricky sometimes

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