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Old 01-05-2015, 04:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So i have bought ArmA II and i play it with the DayZ mod, but my video card sucks so i have to play windowed and everything on low. So ive desided to upgrade my video card. But i dont know much about upgrading. So if you guys could help me, it would be very nice.

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CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200
GPU: Nvidia GeForce 9300 GE
Motherboard (i cant find anything about it so here a screenshot of CPU-Z)
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Memory: 2x4GB DDR2

I wanna upgrade to the Nvidia GeForce GT 730.
That card is GDDR5-SDRAM
and my old videocard DDR2-SDRAM
i dont know if thats important for upgrading.
so please awnser
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Default Re: I wanna upgrade video card. is it compatible?

It is compatible, Not sure how well it'll run the game thought.

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Default Re: I wanna upgrade video card. is it compatible?

You're pretty much going from under minimum to under minimum. The 730 is technically an upgrade, but I'd look further than that to do anything decent.
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but if i go to pc-specs.com, then build a pc > Gaming pc builder, select arma II and search for a graphics it will show up all the graphics cards and next to them hem much they are better then the minimum and the recommended.

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Those sites are pretty trash and basically all they really do is just take a model number and compare it with what the system requirements say. Like I said, the GT730 isn't that great as it's a bottom of the barrel card and I feel you might be pretty underwhelmed with the performance but it's up to you.
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Whats the cheapest card that can run it on medium would you recommend?
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Since your Dutch, do you have an online site to provide prices?
Even between Canada and the US there tends to be a price difference larger than you'd expect.
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https://maxict.nl/ and Azerty are the most popular/common "electra" site here.
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A GTX 750 if you can push it.
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I plat the ArmA II DayZ mod with my 560Ti and it does decently.
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