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

By Buckshot420 ยท 7 replies
Dec 12, 2011
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  1. 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
  2. Buckshot420

    Buckshot420 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 297

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

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,205   +479

    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.
  4. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 3,051   +1,364

    I dont think theres any chance of your PC being able to play it, as said above.
  5. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,703   +171

    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.
  6. Buckshot420

    Buckshot420 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 297

    Thanks guys....time to build a new PC
  7. tweakboy

    tweakboy TS Guru Posts: 467

    If you like 5 fps and it doesn't bother you eyes,,, then go for it,,,,,For skyrim def a new build my friend....
  8. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,544   +427

    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.

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