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  • Looking for a suitable setup for gaming.

    I bought arma 2 recently (I know its outdated but hey ho). I'm a massive novice when it comes to the CPU and GPUs ect. and was wondering if I could get help from here. I'm currently running with these specs:

    Manufacterer: Packard Bell
    Model: imedia S3210
    Rating: 4.3
    Processor: AMD Athlon 7450 Dual-Core Processor 2.40GHz
    Memory (RAM) 2.00 GB
    System Type: 64-bit

    Fortunatly I'm not too much of a novice to know that your GPU and CPU have to, in a way 'match'. So my question is this: What is the optimal GPU I could purchase running with the current specifications?

    As far as I know the computer hasn't been modified in anyway since it was bought and its straight from the factory.

  • #2
    The system might not have the physical space or a large enough power supply to install a good GPU.

    The 2GB of RAM is also totally inadequate by today's standards. It is likely only DDR2 as well. (DDR4 is the current standard). A RAM upgrade is more important than a GPU upgrade.

    Current dual core CPU is also pretty rubbish, but the motherboard socket type will limit the upgrade choice. (As might the heat sink and BIOS compatibility).

    In short I think it might be a hopeless case. Everything needs replacing.


    • #3
      Alright, thanks for the speedy reply, I can play arma2 to a point where I'm effective but as you probably realise, the graphics I'm using are pretty shocking. I'll look into getting a new setup then, I'll just save some money and get a gaming pre-built custom setup with ideal specs for arma. Thanks again, really appreciate that people take the time to look and reply to these.


      • #4
        An extra 2GB of DDR2 RAM only costs $10. So if you are keeping the machine for a while this is an easy, cheap upgrade.