Hello everyone. New to the forum and I'm seeking advice on what I should upgrade on my current Acer Aspire x1420g-u5832 desktop. First and foremost, here are it's current specs:
Processor- AMD Athlon II x4 645 3.1 Ghz
Hard Drive- HDD 1T/5400rpm/Sata 3gb/s
Graphics Card- XFX Radeon HD 6670 2GB GDDR3
OS- Windows 7 64 bit
I've had this PC since 2012 and it's stock graphics card was horrible. Recently, I became interested in playing PC games so I upgraded the stock NVIDIA GeForce 6150 SE to a XFX Radeon HD 6670. Before purchasing I saw that the recommended power supply is 400W. My PC's power supply is 220W and was assured that I could still purchase it by reviewers online who said they run the card on a 220w PSU with no problems. When I got the card, I tried playing a few games I downloaded: Fallout 3, NBA 2k15, Minecraft, RE4. NBA 2k15 and RE4 both gave me audio and video issues - even when I play the game on the lowest settings possible. Minecraft and Fallout 3 I can play, but I sort of expect a smoother quality to the graphics considering the fact that I've seen many videos on youtube of people with the same card playing Battlefield 4 and other graphically-demanding games.
So I've come to the conclusion that I have to change something about the current rig I have. Can it be that the power supply isn't providing the sufficient power to the Radeon HD 6670? I'd appreciate any type of input may have for me. Thank you.
Edited by Warrior328, 03 November 2014 - 08:51 AM.