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Is there a way to cheaply upgrade this computer so I can play League of Legends?

#11Lucavi000Posted 2/20/2014 5:45:50 PM
You assume his ancient PC has a PCIX slot
#12SlaynPosted 2/20/2014 5:46:40 PM
Lucavi000 posted...
You assume his ancient PC has a PCIX slot


If it doesn't have a PCI-E slot then it won't run.
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#13r0ge00Posted 2/20/2014 5:46:45 PM
Slayn posted...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127687&nm_mc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r&cm_mmc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r-_-Electronics-_-MSI-_-N82E16814127687&scpid=7&scid=scsho5452398

Just order that and stick it in, GG son.


This will work.
#14PokenubPosted 2/20/2014 6:03:38 PM
Ok, lets start with the obvious. 2 Gig Ram isn't enough to run anything decent anymore, especially since its DDR2 ram.

You're running a dual core, so that's bad too.

I'm assuming with the whole Intel Chipset thing, you're running onboard graphics..


To put it simply, you won't be able to make just one upgrade.. And with that motherboard, the maximum you will get is 4 gig ram.. Which if it weren't for all the other bad things about the computer, may be enough to play it.

You've got a resolution of 1920 by 1080 but nothing on your computer should ever think about running that high.

Firstly. Drop your resolution, both ingame and on monitor. With that setup, there's no reason whatsoever to have it that high and expect good results.

Secondly, upgrade to another stick of 2gb ram. It'll be hard to find as its DDR2, but yeah..

A dual core will always be a problem, but with your motherboard, you're stuck.

And lastly, get a GPU. Or at least get drivers so that windows will recognize it..
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#15Epicness2012Posted 2/20/2014 6:12:18 PM
Pokenub posted...
Ok, lets start with the obvious. 2 Gig Ram isn't enough to run anything decent anymore, especially since its DDR2 ram.

You're running a dual core, so that's bad too.

I'm assuming with the whole Intel Chipset thing, you're running onboard graphics..


To put it simply, you won't be able to make just one upgrade.. And with that motherboard, the maximum you will get is 4 gig ram.. Which if it weren't for all the other bad things about the computer, may be enough to play it.

You've got a resolution of 1920 by 1080 but nothing on your computer should ever think about running that high.

Firstly. Drop your resolution, both ingame and on monitor. With that setup, there's no reason whatsoever to have it that high and expect good results.

Secondly, upgrade to another stick of 2gb ram. It'll be hard to find as its DDR2, but yeah..

A dual core will always be a problem, but with your motherboard, you're stuck.

And lastly, get a GPU. Or at least get drivers so that windows will recognize it..


Vastly overestimating LoL.
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#16PokenubPosted 2/20/2014 6:13:57 PM
Epicness2012 posted...
Pokenub posted...
Ok, lets start with the obvious. 2 Gig Ram isn't enough to run anything decent anymore, especially since its DDR2 ram.

You're running a dual core, so that's bad too.

I'm assuming with the whole Intel Chipset thing, you're running onboard graphics..


To put it simply, you won't be able to make just one upgrade.. And with that motherboard, the maximum you will get is 4 gig ram.. Which if it weren't for all the other bad things about the computer, may be enough to play it.

You've got a resolution of 1920 by 1080 but nothing on your computer should ever think about running that high.

Firstly. Drop your resolution, both ingame and on monitor. With that setup, there's no reason whatsoever to have it that high and expect good results.

Secondly, upgrade to another stick of 2gb ram. It'll be hard to find as its DDR2, but yeah..

A dual core will always be a problem, but with your motherboard, you're stuck.

And lastly, get a GPU. Or at least get drivers so that windows will recognize it..


Vastly overestimating LoL.


Recommended is 4gb ram, a graphics card that outspecs his onboard graphics set up and a more powerful CPU.

Vastly underestimating the ability to read and comprehend information.
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#17PostosuchusPosted 2/20/2014 6:33:04 PM
Not everyone has the money or is willing to be making complete overhauls. TC, as others have mentioned you should find out the wattage on your PSU, and also see if any molex connectors are free. Also download the handy CPU-Z

http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html

If, under Graphics Interface in the Mainboard tab, it does not say PCI Express, then you will not be able to upgrade your GPU.

If it does, then low wattage cards like the HD 7750, gtx 650, and gtx 750 will provide significant performance gains without breaking the wallet.
#18TimePharaohPosted 2/20/2014 6:50:44 PM
Why do people with terrible computers always want to use it to play terrible games?
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#19ShubPosted 2/20/2014 6:56:12 PM(edited)
The motherboard does have a PCI Express x16 slot, so that's not up for debate.
Add a power-efficient video card like a Radeon HD 7750 and consider adding 2 GB of RAM and that PC will play LoL perfectly fine.
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#2032x2zPosted 2/20/2014 7:16:50 PM
He should just get a 750TI model that doesn't require a 6 pin connector. It uses 60 watts on idle is 174 on load.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/7764/the-nvidia-geforce-gtx-750-ti-and-gtx-750-review-maxwell/22