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AKSoapy29

Hello. My computer isn't the greatest, and I have a few questions. First off, it is a HP Pavilion a6242n Desktop, with Windows Vista 32 bit SP2. For the processor, it has a AMD Dual Core 4 gigs ram. If I added more ram, would it make my pc faster? It is technically a gaming pc, but compared to regular home pc's now days, they make it look like crap. It can only handle minecraft on tiny at about 0-10 FPS. I can't get a new pc right now, but is there any way I can make what I have faster and more reliable?
Andrew K.

cnmedi1


Hello. My computer isn't the greatest, and I have a few questions. First off, it is a HP Pavilion a6242n Desktop, with Windows Vista 32 bit SP2. For the processor, it has a AMD Dual Core 4 gigs ram. If I added more ram, would it make my pc faster? It is technically a gaming pc, but compared to regular home pc's now days, they make it look like crap. It can only handle minecraft on tiny at about 0-10 FPS. I can't get a new pc right now, but is there any way I can make what I have faster and more reliable?


I'm new here but I believe I can give you quite some good information based on the information you provided. I'm looking at your computer specifications right now the pc itself isn't that bad. If you wanted to upgrade this board to its max ram wise you would most likely want to go with a 64bit operating system. But that won't make your gaming run better the problem with this computer is the video is an onboard video its very limited I personally have the exact same motherboard and I got a better video card I get around 30-40 FPS playing Swtor and I get around 70 FPS playing existencero which has a bit better graphics then minecraft. So your main problem is video if you want to make your current pc play games better then consider upgrading to a better video card like for example I'm using the nvidia 9400 GT 1GB DDR2. But you could go even better then that if you wanted if your looking to play even more graphic games.

AKSoapy29

This is the video card I have: NVIDIA GeForece 6150SE nForce 430
Andrew K.

cnmedi1

Yeah that's the video card which is onboard. Onboard video cards come with crappy GPU's and take memory out of the ram to do there processing in general their slow and will never compete with a newer card. Not to mention that particular video card is like 4-5 years old. If you went ahead with one of the 9000 series nvidia's or better your FPS would increase by alot and your overall gaming wouldn't lag. I would show you a screenshot from a newer game played with the 9400GT but I don't want to spam the board.

AKSoapy29

Minecraft is supposed to be pixelated, but are you sure a new graphics card would work? And how would I install it. Could I add an extra monitor?
Andrew K.

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