pc Processors help

  paulhis777 14:38 20 Mar 2010
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hello please can you help
my son has a packard bell imedia S3720 pc
windows 7 home premium
Processor intel(r)celeron(r)cpu
E3200 @ 2.40ghz
installed memory ram 2.00gb ( 1.75 gb usable )
64 bit operating system

he has a few pc games he has been telling me they are slow so one of his games is
LEFT 4 DEAD 2

on the back of the game is minimum specification
the Processors is 3.0ghz
my sons pc is 2.40ghz
would it make the game faster if i bought a 3.00ghz Processors
if so mapling have one at £169 !
play .com has one at £7
looked at pc world they don`t have a price
thank you paul

  paulhis777 14:40 20 Mar 2010

sorry play.com £79

  retep888 16:21 20 Mar 2010

Can't find much info about your PB imedia on Packard Bell site but your son's problem isn't the CPU.

It's the onboard graphic not upto the job but due to the compact size of the case,the choice is limited however someone had succeeded on fitting a GeForce 210 in, click here (you might have to make use of the low profile fitting like this one here just in case) click here

You can transfer everything into a bigger case if you want to get a better/bigger graphic card but don't go too crazy because you'll have to consider the power supply unit spec too.

  paulhis777 18:28 20 Mar 2010

hi
i never knew they were so many Graphics Cards
out there
if i take the card out will the new card just slot into the bay
thanks again paul

  retep888 19:03 20 Mar 2010

The new card should go in ok and I doubt there will be any card to come out.

Beware that the card will take up 2 slots so make sure there is room for it before ordering.

The gf210 should let your son to play games with playable speed on low- medium settings.

  paulhis777 01:16 21 Mar 2010

hello
at the end of your last message you mention
low to medium settings has my son got to alta settings
i`m not one for pc games could you explain so i will look at his settings
thanks paul

  retep888 01:42 21 Mar 2010

"low to medium settings" is within games' video setting,your son should know about it.

  crosstrainer 07:06 21 Mar 2010

To be honest, although the graphics card will help, the Celeron is never going to be a speed merchant. The card you are proposing to install is cheap enough, but I wonder if you might be better off considering a higher spec machine.

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