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Old 11-23-2012, 05:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm looking to upgrade my computer to be able to run games on medium quality settings. I was wondering if its possible to upgrade under $200 and what are some recommendations.


System Model LX4710-01 Gateway
Processor Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 / 2.5 GHz
Memory 4.0 GB / 8.0 GB (max)
Hard Drive 640.0 GB - 7200.0 rpm
Graphics ProcessorATI Radeon HD 4500
Graphics ControllerPCI Express 2.0 x16 - Plug-in card
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Old 11-23-2012, 06:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Can you read the side of the PSU and tell me what wattage the PSU is?

You should do good with simply upgrading the GPU as long as you aren't using Vista. A 650ti would do real good.
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Old 11-23-2012, 06:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The wattage is 300. It seems fairly low.
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Old 11-23-2012, 07:11 PM   #4 (permalink)
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You will need to upgrade your PSU too.

Newegg.com - EVGA 01G-P4-3650-KR GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
Newegg.com - Antec VP-450 450W ATX 12V v2.3 Power Supply

There you go.
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Thank you! I really appreciate your help.
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:28 PM   #6 (permalink)
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That's one thing I hate about pc manufacturers. They always power their PCs with psus with such low wattages that you wonder HOW they keep from exploding once the cpu usage reaches 75%.
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Old 11-25-2012, 01:26 AM   #7 (permalink)
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That's one thing I hate about pc manufacturers. They always power their PCs with psus with such low wattages that you wonder HOW they keep from exploding once the cpu usage reaches 75%.
Mine came stock with 750...Dell
Maybe because it's a full tower/workstation
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