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Hey I'm a freaking idiot need some advice

#1Doctor_WhitePosted 9/5/2013 4:33:38 PM
Intel(R) core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7400 @ 2.80GHz
RAM: 4.00GB
64 bit operating system
GPU: GeForce 9800 GTX+
Driver version 320.49
I'm not sure how important this information is but I'm not tech smart at all I'm an idiot when it comes to computers, but I think i only have 512MB dedicated memory I think around there. what do I need to upgrade. Price Range is $120-$180 for the Graphics card and I have no idea what else I should upgrade I'm looking for somebody who can help and give price ranges please doesn't gotta be a massive gaming monster its just gotta run games pretty damn well, lets just use Rome 2 on High to Extreme as a bench mark, my system can barely handle that even though I can handle the former game shogun 2 on ultra without losing any fps thanks guys please help
#2TimePharaohPosted 9/5/2013 4:35:10 PM
Doctor_White posted...
my system can barely handle that even though I can handle the former game shogun 2 on ultra without losing any fps thanks guys please help


Literally 100% lie unless you mean you run it at 5fps and don't go lower
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#3OUberLordPosted 9/5/2013 4:35:29 PM
In all fairness, Rome 2 is going to run poorly almost regardless of what system you have right now. If poor performance in that game is the only reason you are worried about upgrading, I'd wait for a few patches first.
#4Doctor_White(Topic Creator)Posted 9/5/2013 4:43:28 PM
TimePharaoh posted...
Doctor_White posted...
my system can barely handle that even though I can handle the former game shogun 2 on ultra without losing any fps thanks guys please help


Literally 100% lie unless you mean you run it at 5fps and don't go lower


I run it around like fps on low settings and when I go to the campaign map the game just drops to super low frames like 3 fps and I can't even play :-/ the game looks like crap and I still get like 15 fps
#5NicodimusPosted 9/5/2013 4:43:58 PM
Doctor_White posted...
Price Range is $120-$180 for the Graphics card


http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-GTX650Ti-Dual-Link-Graphics/dp/B00BZB0HDS/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1378428122&sr=8-6&keywords=gtx+650

OR

http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-HD7790-GDDR5-2GB-Graphics-GV-R779OC-2GD/dp/B00C131PMG/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1378428212&sr=8-4&keywords=7790
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#6Doctor_White(Topic Creator)Posted 9/5/2013 4:46:31 PM
OUberLord posted...
In all fairness, Rome 2 is going to run poorly almost regardless of what system you have right now. If poor performance in that game is the only reason you are worried about upgrading, I'd wait for a few patches first.


But do you think its time for an upgrade? I hear that most games need like 1GB of dictated video memory now a days, I run almost all the rest of my games with no performance issues at all.? I'm just sad I won't be able to play new games ;_;
#7NicodimusPosted 9/5/2013 4:49:51 PM
Most newer games use between 0.5 and 2GB of VRAM. Occasionally you run into one that uses more (especially at 1440p) but for the most part, you're good for a while with 2GB.
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#8JonWood007Posted 9/5/2013 5:15:24 PM
I'd just upgrade your entire system. Any decent GPU upgrade to something modern would mean that you would be cpu bottlenecked, since core 2 duos are kinda old at this point. But yeah, if you can only afford a GPU upgrade, the cards above (650 ti/7770/7790) will be decent enough.
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#9PyrotechnixxxPosted 9/5/2013 6:13:12 PM(edited)
In that price range you can grab a 2GB 7850.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161406

Had the same card in the 1GB variety and it worked like a champ.

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