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Could I just throw a better GPU in my PC and play games?

#1StorracPosted 11/30/2013 5:24:52 AM
It's nothing special, a Pavillion from 2011, but I find the game quality lacking, only being able to play on low-settings on games from 2008 and below sucks.

Could I just throw a better GPU inside of it and be able to play games well?
#2chris121691Posted 11/30/2013 5:40:55 AM
Maybe not well, but probably better.
What is the cpu?
#3TropicMoon10Posted 11/30/2013 5:55:17 AM
Your motherboard needs a decent PCI-E x16 slot too. It's doesn't have to be 3.0 but make sure it's 2.0 at least.
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#4AsellusPosted 11/30/2013 5:58:55 AM
If it's that recent, quite probably. You might need to replace the power supply too though since manufacturers rarely put one in that's suited to handle much more than the system as it shipped. Also if it's a low-form factor or all-in-one system you might be limited by space constraints.
#5JudgmenlPosted 11/30/2013 6:04:21 AM
Yes. Tell me the model number and I will tell you 100%.

This is what I suggest people do instead of building their own.
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#6maybecallsPosted 11/30/2013 6:20:32 AM
More information required.
#7Storrac(Topic Creator)Posted 11/30/2013 7:41:57 AM
maybecalls posted...
More information required.


such as? and where would I need to look for said information?
#8juscallmeehxPosted 11/30/2013 8:16:27 AM
Since it's a prebuilt PC, just give us the model number. We can search for it ourselves.
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#9Bazooka_PenguinPosted 11/30/2013 8:24:39 AM
No, you need a good PSU too
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#10Storrac(Topic Creator)Posted 11/30/2013 8:53:34 AM
model number P7-1026