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Upgrading Acer Aspire AX1420G

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I have been getting 5-10 fps if I am lucky, so I thought that I would upgrade my PC :P

Everything below the line I copied from another forum that I posted on

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I am currently thinking about upgrading my desktop computer.

CURRENT SPECS OF COMPUTER: http://i.walmart.com/i/rb/0009980294238.pdf

This link has the exact specs of my computer, I believe that the previous owners probably got it from Walmart (I got it from a Pawn Shop).

I am thinking about upgrading the RAM to 8GB, upgrading the PSU to supply more power than I actually need, getting a new video card and (if needed) getting a new case.

I am willing to spend as much money as needed, but I would like to keep costs low (Dont give me expensive "Name Brands" if cheaper items will work the same).

Thank you biggrin.gif

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Integrated graphics not supported - double the RAM

Based on the computer specs you provided, here is something that would work for you. Not sure of budget, but... CyberpowerPC Desktop Computer Gamer Xtreme

From WWIIOL - BE System Requirements

RECOMMENDED

Windows 7, 8, 10.

Mac OS X 10.10+

Processor: 3 GHz Dual Core or 2.66 GHz Quad Core

Memory: 8 GB

Hard Drive: 4 GB Free

Sound: on-board or better

Graphics Card: GeForce GTX 250 or Radeon HD 4850 or better

Broadband Internet Connection

Integrated graphics hardware is not supported for PC's

MINIMUM

Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8.

Mac OS X 10.9

Processor: Pentium 4 3.2 GHz or Athlon 64 3500+ (2.2 GHz) or better with SSE 2.0 support

Memory: 4GB

Hard Drive: 3 GB Free

Sound: on-board or better

Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 series or ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro

Broadband Internet Connection

Integrated graphics hardware is not supported for PC's

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Well, that would explain why my fps is so crappy xD

I really don't want to end up buying a new PC. I think that it should be possible to just upgrade my current PC.

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That is why I said I am willing to buy another case.

Read the entire post before you reply...

I actually used to use a Athlon II x4 before upgrading to my current 8350 8 core, Ran WW2OL fine.

Honestly, I don't see RAM being too much of a issue either. I'm really betting the main reason for your framerates is the integrated graphics.

You can get a lower-end card for real cheap that won't even require any modifications to your PSU or any additional connectors that should run WW2OL decently well, assuming WW2OL is the only reason you're upgrading. Main issue I can see is the case as pointed out above but you're willing to get a new one.

edit on the card: I actually have a small form factor Nvidia GTX 430 sitting in my box of spare PC parts if your interested in a free card

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That is why I said I am willing to buy another case.

Read the entire post before you reply...

I read the entire post..

What are you going to save, the motherboard and CPU from a $200 computer?

Good luck:rolleyes:

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I read the entire post..

What are you going to save, the motherboard and CPU from a $200 computer?

Good luck:rolleyes:

Correction: 400$ :rolleyes:

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That's a pretty low end graphics card, personally I'd spend a bit more in that area if you can afford it.

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500W PSU should be plenty.

As to vid card, I'm using a GeForce 750Ti and it still does OK for this game.

I don't think I'd want less than a 750 or whatever the ati equal is.

At least a 1000mhz/2gig ram card should be minimum for decent fps.

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500W PSU should be plenty.

As to vid card, I'm using a GeForce 750Ti and it still does OK for this game.

I don't think I'd want less than a 750 or whatever the ati equal is.

At least a 1000mhz/2gig ram card should be minimum for decent fps.

I run a 650ti boost fine, but that may be because my 8 core OC'd (4.5ghz) processor is carrying the dead weight.

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I get 50fps at high quality settings

My Spec's

Radeon Software Version - 15.12

Radeon Software Edition - Crimson

Graphics Chipset - AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series

Memory Size - 3072 MB

Memory Type - GDDR5

Core Clock - 925 MHz

Windows Version - Windows 10

System Memory - 16 GB

CPU Type - Intel® Core i3-2120 CPU @ 3.30GHz

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info about various 730 models

http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gt-730/specifications

You posted a link to a card with the ddr3/128 bit mem, which is listed as the slowest. GT 730 GDDR5 should be a bit better.

This one perhaps?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KYCTCZ8?keywords=gt%20730%20ddr5&qid=1454833157&ref_=sr_1_3&sr=8-3

Anyone else using older cards that can chime in on what to expect from a card like this?

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With my current monitor' date=' I need a card with a VGA connector[/quote']

You can get a dvi to vga adapter on amazon, not sure how well they work.

Whats your top budget for the graphics card?

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Save you self the hassle and buy a new computer, many online sites or even a local retailer (not big box store) are you best bet, go to a local computer store and look at off lease systems, many of them are decent and very well priced as they are off lease!

OR go custom, find a friend who can build for you etc and pick and choose what you need!

In the long run you save yourself money, you have a computer that you an throw a few hundred dollars at in the future and keep it up to current standards!

(Source, I own a small part time company that does custom gaming builds)

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