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Hey i can run minecraft on my pc already at 60-90 fps in minecraft survival with no mods however when i add mods and go on servers my fps is all over the place and also when useing the 1.8 update its unplayable. what upgrade will help me most i have £100(maybe abit more) to spend for new proccessor or more ram or new gpu .what would will help me out best thanks .all i play is minecraft as i play other games like cod:aw,bf4 on ps4 because minecraft on console is no where near as good as pc version thanks. hope you can reply soon

 

My specs t:

 

Apu (gpu + proccessor)  =  AMD A4-3420 with radeon hd 6410d

 

Ram =  4gb ram

 

how ever will a new apu do the job as they dont cost to much and i only want to play minecraft no other games??

 


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Welcome back.

Adding a discrete GPU would get you the most performance, but need a little more info please.

What is the brand/model of your current PSU?

what would be your budget?

In which country would you buy parts?


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thanks for reply. i am going to be buying in the Uk and my budget will be £80 - £100 and also i checked my psu and its a delta 300w or 240w not sure here is a picture(quality was bad so i used paint to show info )  also i like playing call of duty world at war custom zombies.

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would a Gt 640 do the job looked at some youtube videos and it doesnt seem too bad

 

http://www.geforce.c...s/geforce-gt640

 

also my motherboard is a Asus F1A55-M LX PLUS R2.0 just access you need to check compatibility with gpu :)


Edited by bobby101, 28 December 2014 - 08:18 PM.

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Gday.

Thanks for the info. Given that the PSU is 300W and does restrict how powerful a GPU can be used without replacing it and the budget, your GT 640 is almost on the button.

There is a card that fits in just above the GT 640 and before you need a higher wattage PSU, > http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107-2.html 

Either of these cards, > http://www.gigabyte....&pids=5320,5113  bfound one, but pre order > http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-gigabyte-gt-730-5000mhz-gddr5-gpu-902mhz-384-cores-vga-dvi-hdmi

Or this card, > http://www.amazon.co...#productDetails

 

What input ports do you have on your monitor?


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i only have vga , and also does that mean i cant get a gt 640 because of my psu WATT. the reason i ask this is because i can go today and get a gt 640 and its cheaper and it also has same watt requirement as the gt 730 and if it get too much i will buy a new psu in future for it

 

is the gt 640 compatible with my MB??


Edited by bobby101, 29 December 2014 - 06:59 AM.

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There are some GT 640 that may be OK for your PSU, Please give the brand/model number of the one you are looking at. 

 

Almost any video card would be supported by your MB, the limitation would be, does it fit inside the case and is there enough cooling. 


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the one im looking at is from a store called CEX which sells preowned games and hardware with warranty and i can get it today for £48 https://uk.webuy.com...640A#.VKFWZV4gA   i think its the original nvidia but GDDR5 version

 

i will end up upgrading my computer proply but for the moment i dont mind getting this


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http://www.geforce.c.../specifications

 

If you look under the standard display connectors the gddr5 has vga and ddr3 doesnt and in the picture of https://uk.webuy.com...640A#.VKFWZV4gA it has a vga connector


Edited by bobby101, 29 December 2014 - 07:38 AM.

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Sorry, cross post, just looking.

That looks like the reference card on the right of this page, > http://www.geforce.c.../specifications

and would be OK for your upgrade.   The one on the left might be OK.

Can you get some more info from the seller?


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the only way i can find more info is by going down there so what one would work th ddr3 or gddr5 version and when im down there il ask what version it is


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OK, sorted.

The gddr5 version would work.

 

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Is there a driver disk with it?


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not sure would i beable to get the driver online somewhere if not

 

also thanks for help


Edited by bobby101, 29 December 2014 - 07:45 AM.

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Yes, not much of a problem, 


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Thanks again for the help


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