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    upgrade question

    I currently have a 5 year old Quad core computer. I have to play Fallout 4 on the lowest settings and at 800x500 to be mostly playable. Anyone think just a memory and/or video card upgrade will be enough to see some decent frame rates at a better resolution or is processor too slow as well? I'm currently running a Quad Q8200@2.3Ghz, 4 gb of ddr2 memory, and a 1 gb GeForce gtx 430 video. thx.

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    Definately not the best cpu for games.
    http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Core_2...0Q8200%29.html

    GeForce GT 430 is a middle-class Graphics Card
    http://www.game-debate.com/hardware/...rce%20GT%20430

    Interesting reading here
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...ermi,2766.html

    Now if you can post the make and model of your computer we will see if ram can be increased.

    Is Fallout 4 installed to the computer?

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    Your card is way down this list
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...rchy,4388.html
    Tomshardware has charts that will help in chosing
    http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/

    I would suggest upgrading the computer to something like a i5 cpu, 8 GB of ram and may even consider a SSD to really speed things up.

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    Got curious
    Here are the minimum Fallout 4 PC requirements:

    • Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit OS required)
    • Intel Core i5-2300 2.8 GHz/AMD Phenom II X4 945 3.0 GHz or equivalent
    • 8 GB RAM
    • 30 GB free HDD space
    • NVIDIA GTX 550 Ti 2GB/AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB or equivalent

    Here are the recommended Fallout 4 PC specs:

    • Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit OS required)
    • Intel Core i7 4790 3.6 GHz/AMD FX-9590 4.7 GHz or equivalent
    • 8 GB RAM
    • 30 GB free HDD space
    • NVIDIA GTX 780 3GB/AMD Radeon R9 290X 4GB or equivalent

    http://www.gottabemobile.com/2016/01...-need-to-know/

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