graphics card upgrade for a 1.3ghz processor

shoey6030

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i wanted to know what for graphic card i can purchase so i can upgrade my pc for newer games. I'm told i am limited on what cards to buy because of my low 1.3 ghz processor. I have AN hp 520n if that helps i was looking for any cards that has atleast a 32-bit display. Thanks i was told by hp that it has open PCI slots but limited to what card i can get
 

muz

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PaperPlunger said:
1.3ghz?!?!?!

How do you live????
heyi have a 1.1ghz desktop and it runs xp fine and cos i do no PC gaming i live quite fine
 

muz

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who me , if so it is only my pc in my room that is 1.1ghz , my laptop is a pentium M 1.6gh z and ma other desktop is a 2.53 celeron and anywys i dont game on pc's at all as i have consoles for that the 1,1ghz does for word prcessing
 

esa193

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when it comes to playing games 1ghz is just fine
its all about the graphics card
my old comp running 900 mhz with a 5500 fx card and half a gig of ram
can run fear smoothly in low settings
 

Cabbs

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esa193 said:
when it comes to playing games 1ghz is just fine
its all about the graphics card
my old comp running 900 mhz with a 5500 fx card and half a gig of ram
can run fear smoothly in low settings
Can you be more specific, what kind of fps were you getting?

The cpu plays a big part in graphic performance, since the cpu is feeding the gpu, faster is better, until the cpu becomes fast enough that you hit the limit of the gpu.

Edit-My friend is running XP on a Pentium 3 500 Mhz machine with 512 mb ram. Whenever I go to his house, I bring my laptop, because 500 Mhz on XP sucks bad.
 

muz

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cabbspapp said:
Can you be more specific, what kind of fps were you getting?



Edit-My friend is running XP on a Pentium 3 500 Mhz machine with 512 mb ram. Whenever I go to his house, I bring my laptop, because 500 Mhz on XP sucks bad.
not realy , not good for gaming but would be ok for office tasks
 
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