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Advice on graphic card.

#1TDH17Posted 12/8/2013 11:26:01 PM
This is what I have:

http://s723.photobucket.com/user/TDH18/media/photo.jpg.html

I want to get something better in the future that will reduce any lag I have in gaming. What card is recommended? I don't have alot of money to put into it, so is there a graphic card that is affordable that is better than what I have? I want to play Skyrim mostly, but eventually play other games as well.
I'm not too familiar with PC gaming, so hopefully I could get some help. :/

Also, how do I know if my processor is quad or dual core? Thanks!
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#2PancakeToppingsPosted 12/9/2013 2:40:43 AM
a gtx650ti is a good card for under 150
http://www.amazon.com/GIGABYTE-GeForce-PCI-Express-Graphics-GV-N65TOC-1GI/dp/B009L946F6/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1386584327&sr=1-1&keywords=gtx+650+ti
What is your current psu? any 400w+ psu should be enough for this gpu
I would have said an amd card but most are sold out or prices are inflated because of the miners...

the pic you posted lists the number of cores 'number of cores: 4' so you have a quad core
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#3TDH17(Topic Creator)Posted 12/9/2013 9:11:00 AM(edited)
Thanks! But how do I figure out PSU? Also, how well will mods run on what I have?
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#4tiger8191Posted 12/9/2013 9:18:12 AM
Downlaod "speccy" or type DXDIAG in the run command and post the results.
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#5TDH17(Topic Creator)Posted 12/9/2013 10:57:44 AM
I looked in the "Command" thing, and didn't see anything with PSU. :/
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#6tiger8191Posted 12/9/2013 11:51:40 AM
Is this a prebuilt? If so what model is it.
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#7TDH17(Topic Creator)Posted 12/9/2013 12:48:38 PM
Sorry, I feel stupid asking, but what do you mean by model?
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#8tiger8191Posted 12/9/2013 1:18:29 PM
What kind or PC is it. Like a Dell insperion i660s or an Acer v3-571g-9964 etc etc.

You can probably get that in control panel/system
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#9redrum187Posted 12/9/2013 3:03:11 PM
from the pic it's likely the tc has a HP prebuilt whether or not it's a desktop or laptop i'm not sure so tc do you have a desktop or laptop?
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#10TDH17(Topic Creator)Posted 12/9/2013 5:42:37 PM
Ah, yes. It is a desktop, and it is a HP Pavilion 500-046 Desktop PC if that's what you need to know.
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