Improve your gaming PC’s performance with a newer and better graphics card

If you have an ageing desktop PC that you’re using for gaming, but it’s generally decent specification, say a Core2Duo or Pentium Dual Core instead of building a complete new PC, you can generally improve gaming performance by upgrading the graphics card. If you only have a low-spec or basic graphics card, you’re not going to have the graphics processing power to run games at a higher resolution or even at all. Low-end budget graphics cards include the Sapphire Technology ATI Radeon HD 5450 650Mhz 1GB DDR3 PCI-Express DVI or the older GeForce series of nVidia Cards such as the 9400GT PCI express cards. Current budget nVidia cards include the G210.


Higher end graphics cards inlude the Asus Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 DirectCU II OC 2GB GDDR5 Graphics Card available in the UK from Amazon.

To upgrade your graphics card, remove the side of the case, this may or maynot require using a screwdriver depending on the cases, and remove the old graphics card. There maybe a screw securing the graphics card to the case, again depending on the case.

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