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Advise for Upgrading my PC for new High-End games!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Tahir5253, Mar 5, 2016.

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  1. Tahir5253

    Tahir5253 Thread Starter

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    Hello everyone.
    I have been experiencing FPS drops, lags, freezes and random crashes in my PC while playing the new high end games such as Assassin's Creed Syndicate, FIFA 16, etc. even while running them on the "Lowest" graphics settings. So I searched on the net and found out that it has to do something with my hardware components. So I just wanted to ask what type of changes should I make in my PC for making these games run properly.
    My specs:-
    Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 240 Processor (2 CPUs), ~2.8GHz
    Ram: 8192MB RAM
    DirectX Version: 12
    Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650
    Motherboard: Asus M4N68T-M LE V2


    If any other information is required, then please tell me. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank You.
     
  2. flavallee

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    You didn't provide the brand name and model number and wattage of the power supply unit.
    This is something that's often overlooked in gaming computers and isn't of good quality or sufficient wattage.

    That AMD Athlon II X2 240 2.80 GHz dual-core processor has an average benchmark score of 1644.
    It's definitely too weak for the demands of gaming and is probably the primary bottleneck.

    That NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 graphics card has an average benchmark score of 1831.
    I'm not sure if it's sufficient for the demands of gaming.

    ASUS M4N68T-M LE V2 motherboard
    It supports a maximum of 8 GB of DDR3-1066 or DDR3-1333 RAM.
    What speed memory modules are you using in it?

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  3. Tahir5253

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    Hello again. Thank you for replying. Here is my power supply specs:-
    Delta DPS-300TB and I think it is around 300 watt
    What are speed memory modules and how do I find them?
     
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    That's a generic low-quality 300W power supply that comes in certain factory-brand computers.
    It's definitely not designed for the demands of gaming and is below the requirements for your graphics card.

    I'm guessing your computer is a factory-brand one and not a custom/home-made one.
    What brand name and model name and model number is it?

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  5. Tahir5253

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    My computer is of Lenovo brand but I have completely upgraded all the components inside including the whole motherboard. But I don't remember the model name or number.
    The only things that I haven't replaced are the power supply and some other small components such as CD-ROM. I have a 500GB Seagate Barracuda hard disk.
     
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    The processor is too weak and the power supply unit is low quality and doesn't have enough wattage.

    I'm not a hardware expert nor a gaming expert, so my input here is limited.

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    Okay. No problem. But could you just tell me which would be the best processor for my current motherboard which could run these games. Also the power supply required. Will I have to change my whole motherboard for the processor?
    Sorry for asking so many questions. I just want a little advise before purchasing anything.
     
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    This is the list of supported AMD processors for that motherboard.
    I can't tell you which one is the "best" one for your needs.

    I've never bought or replaced a power supply unit, so I can't give you any recommendations there either.
    You do want one that has at least a 5 - 7 year warranty.

    Personally, I think you're fighting a losing battle with that computer.

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    Okay Sir. Thank you for all your help. I will choose one of the processor from the list. I will see what I can do about the power supply.

    Also, I may lose this battle but I will not lose the War.

    Thanks again...
     
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    You're welcome, and good luck.

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    I agree you are fighting a loosing battle. Asus is a fine mcg however they make quality boards AND low end boards. Yours is a very low end board. If
    you check the support page, the first thing it shows is entry level.
    https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/M4N68TM_LE_V2/
    In short, you need a new quality board, new CPU, new pw supply and a new case. Big box cases just do not have the airflow or cooling for a gaming system. This amounts to a new system/build.
     
  12. Tahir5253

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    Okay. So according to you approximately how much would it cost for me to build it entirely. Will it be cheaper to buy the parts individually or would it be better to buy a whole new gaming PC?
     
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    Real gaming systems are pretty expensive. IMO you are better off building a system or having a local shop do the build for you. By shop I mean just that; a real shop that does builds and not a best buy or other chain.
     
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    Okay. Thanks for the advice.
     
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