Do any of these PCI cards work with my mobo and will it run Skyrim on lower settings?


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Looking to play Skyrim and I need to upgrade my video card (PCI only).

I have a Sony VAIO PCV-2210. Any help would be appreciated, thanks!
CPU Arch : 1 CPU - 1 Cores - 1 Threads
CPU PSN : Intel Pentium 4 CPU 2.53GHz
CPU EXT : MMX, SSE (1, 2)
CPUID : F.2.7 / Extended : F.2
CPU Cache : L1 : 12 / 8 KB - L2 : 512 KB
Core : Northwood (0.130) / Stepping : C1
Freq : 2545.97 MHz (134.02 * 19)
MB Brand : Asus
MB Model : KIRIN-V
NB : Intel i845GV rev A1
SB : Intel 82801DB (ICH4) rev 01
GPU Type : Intel(R) 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller
DirectX Version : 9.0c
RAM : 1024 MB DDR
RAM Speed : 134 MHz (1:1) @ 2.5-3-3-7
Slot 1 : 512MB (3200)
Slot 1 Manufacturer : Kingston
Slot 2 : 512MB (3200)
Slot 2 Manufacturer : Kingston


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just realized I can't post links yet. I was looking at Micro Center under PCI cards.


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Just being honest here... I think you should probably forgo playing Skyrim on that machine. You are severely lacking both in the CPU and Memory areas and I don't think putting the beefiest PCI video card in the world will make it playable. I'd hate for your first experience with this great game to be on this machine.


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The minimum requirements for Skyrim is a dual core processor and 2GB RAM so you should really buy/build a new PC if you want to play it.


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If you like 5 fps and it doesn't bother you eyes,,, then go for it,,,,,For skyrim def a new build my friend....


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TS just pushed a frontpage article on a $330 Phenom II X4 system. Its integrated graphics will play Skyrim at lower res (at least I'd guess). And for $50-200 more you could play it at basically any resolution you wanted.