Hello there c:
I'm about to start upgrading an old PC I have, as its the only PC I have at my disposal. I know it wont be a top notch gaming rig or any of that stuff, which i dont mind really, but I would really appreciate any help on helping me do it.
My specs can be viewed here
Compaq Presario SR5310F Desktop PC Product Specifications Compaq Presario SR5310F Desktop PC | HP® Support
So I've never upgraded a PC before, as I'm 16, and i really like computers and wanna learn to do this stuff myself. I'd go buy a new PC or something, but I have a tight budget and as you can see, its not exactly a gaming PC i own. Its pretty low end, but its got potential for upgrading as far as I see it.
I'm looking to upgrade the RAM to at least 2 GB, and upgrade to a Graphics Card of the name
GeForce GT 610 2GB DDR3PCI Express
So a 2GB card and I know pretty much the Max RAM a game could really run at this point is 4 Gigs, so i'd believe that should be fine, as im not exactly aiming for BF4 Ultra or anything cx
Plus i know the RAM either way will make my computer work better/faster, so either way its a plus.
So far I've found the card, and I possibly may have found some RAM.
" 2GB 2X1GB PC2-5300 DDR2-667Mhz PC5300 240Pin Desktop Memory Ram non-ecc "
I'm prepared to try and upgrade the PSU to a 400 Watt one if its required in order to run the card, but I wanted some help in doing it, as in stuff like
- Can my computer Run the card i want?
- Do I need a new PSU?
- Is this the right kind of RAM for my PC?
- Does anyone have an estimate on whether it would all work out?
- If so, could it run games on *LOWEST SETTINGS* (Because i'm not really a fan of high graphics settings and stuff, as i see it as graphics don't make/break a game/PC and lowest settings = higher FPS in my mind so) Games like Skyrim, Source Engine Games, Fallout 3 and Oblivion, Minecraft, Terraria
And any tips on how i would go about it and anything else required i might need to make this work. Thanks to anyone who helps me out. c: