tapiocapudding91 Jul 21, 2014 @ 8:13pm
I need to upgrade graphics card!!!
So I'm trying to play New Vegas on my computer but it won't let me because I need to upgrade my graphics card. Thing is, I'm kinda new at this and have almost no idea what I'm doing so if anyone can help, it would be greatly appreciated.
I have a Dell Optiplex 745
Intel Pentium D CPU 3.40GHz
8.00GB RAM
64-bit Operating system
What is the best Graphics card can I get for the computer in order to play New Vegas and Skyrim?
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Deathsoda Jul 21, 2014 @ 8:19pm 
get a new cpu and a gpu they both suck, and if you dont know what is a cpu or a gpu get it on xbox.
tapiocapudding91 Jul 21, 2014 @ 8:25pm 
I have an Xbox, after my buddy showed me what you can do on the PC, I wanted to give it a shot. I've been playing Skyrim on my laptop, now I think I'm ready to upgrade. But I wanted to see if I can do anything with the Opti before I spend a ton of money.
R5CYA Jul 21, 2014 @ 8:33pm 
short answer? no. you're loking for a whole new computer. learn how to build one. you'll save bucks.
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dakaned Jul 21, 2014 @ 8:45pm 
I wont be much use to you myself (as my knowledge isn't much better when it comes to pc parts) but these sites could help you out.

http://pcpartpicker.com/

http://www.reddit.com/r/buildapc

http://www.reddit.com/r/buildapcforme

also searching google with something like gaming computer 2014 will usually give you a few sites that have builds suggested
Last edited by dakaned; Jul 21, 2014 @ 8:59pm
new.chaos Jul 21, 2014 @ 8:50pm 
Actually that's enough RAM and CPU clock to play a majority of games on medium, IF IF you bump up the GPU. Pentium D is probably enough. While it's not super speedy buses and RAM, you can get more work out of it for a year or two until you move up to a new build.

You can get an Nvidia GTX 660 or something to put in there.

The only two questions that remain are:

1. Do you have enough power (PSU) to drive the card
2. Will the card fit. Some cards cover two slots and don't fit sometimes.

Also maybe

3. Do you have PCIE v3.0 in that system. The card will work on earlier PCIE versions but will lose performance due to the slower bus. If this is the case, you'll want to spend less on the card and get something a little less powerful and much cheaper.



talgaby Jul 22, 2014 @ 2:06am 
That… is a quite old and weak PC there. NV has low reqs, but not *that* low…
tapiocapudding91 Jul 22, 2014 @ 11:49pm 
Thanks dude, I've read about people installing radeon HD7750. It just has to be low profile.
And it's putting out 280w, I'm planning on installing Corsair CX500.

Originally posted by new.chaos:
Actually that's enough RAM and CPU clock to play a majority of games on medium, IF IF you bump up the GPU. Pentium D is probably enough. While it's not super speedy buses and RAM, you can get more work out of it for a year or two until you move up to a new build.

You can get an Nvidia GTX 660 or something to put in there.

The only two questions that remain are:

1. Do you have enough power (PSU) to drive the card
2. Will the card fit. Some cards cover two slots and don't fit sometimes.

Also maybe

3. Do you have PCIE v3.0 in that system. The card will work on earlier PCIE versions but will lose performance due to the slower bus. If this is the case, you'll want to spend less on the card and get something a little less powerful and much cheaper.
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