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Friend needs to upgrade GPU

  1. A friend of mine can't run Skyrim on minimum settings, but doesn't have a lot of income right now. (low hours)
    Unfortunately, I'm not sure she'll be able to support an updated GPU.

    Her motherboard is a Pegatron Benecia with a Core 2 Quad Q8300 and an GeForce 7600 GS.

    Before jumping to a new card, I was wondering if this motherboard would support one, or if she'd need to update the motherboard, and CPU with the GPU.

    Sorry if this is the wrong spot to post, and thanks for any help!
     
  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,548   +2,894

    http://www.findlaptopdriver.com/pegatron-corporation-1-01-benicia-motherboard-specs/

    I would say yes it will support any PCIe x16 graphics card. Just make sure the power supply is large enough to support your purchase. I personally wouldn't spend over $150, on a graphics card for a Intel Core2 (LGA775) machine.

    Fortunately I think the Core2 8300 still has a little life left. Especially for those that are on a tight budget.

    Here is a site that will help you compare graphics cards if you need it. As you can see the GT 640 would be a worthy upgrade.
    http://www.hwcompare.com/12973/geforce-8600-gt-512mb-ddr2-vs-geforce-gt-640-ddr3/
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    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gt-640-review,3214-4.html
     

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