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

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User Info: Storrac

4 years ago#1
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?

User Info: chris121691

4 years ago#2
Maybe not well, but probably better.
What is the cpu?

User Info: TropicMoon10

4 years ago#3
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.
-TropicMoon - as humid as a summer's day on triton

User Info: Asellus

4 years ago#4
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.

User Info: Judgmenl

4 years ago#5
Yes. Tell me the model number and I will tell you 100%.

This is what I suggest people do instead of building their own. - Popularity =/= Quality. - Opinions =/= Truth.

User Info: maybecalls

4 years ago#6
More information required.

User Info: Storrac

4 years ago#7
maybecalls posted...
More information required.

such as? and where would I need to look for said information?

User Info: juscallmeehx

4 years ago#8
Since it's a prebuilt PC, just give us the model number. We can search for it ourselves.
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i5-4670k CPU @ 3.7GHz OC | 2x8GB RAM | Evga GTX 560 ti | 2x128GB SSD & 1TB HD

User Info: Bazooka_Penguin

4 years ago#9
No, you need a good PSU too
Deth Pen

User Info: Storrac

4 years ago#10
model number P7-1026
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