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Hello ,

i want to ask you guys : what can i buy , RAM , power supplies and graphic card to run Dark Souls 3 even with "very low graphic"

i have a dell vostro 230

-Windows 7 Professional 32-bit SP1( i know i must upgrade to 64bits)

-Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 @ 2.93GHz

-2 GB of RAM DDR3 @ 531MHz

-Dell Inc. 07N90W as a motherboard

-nividia geoforce 210

i want to upgrade my nividia geoforce 210 into gt610 ... is that even possible ? and what can i do to upgrade my pc to run a game like dark souls 3 ? do i need a new POWER supply ?

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The CPU does not meet miniumum requirements.  Replacing the GPU in this case is not fixing that.


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VOSTRO 230S as in NOT UPGRADEABLE? or VOSTRO 230 MINI TOWER WITH 305W power supply?

CPU GPU and Ram DO NOT Meet Minimum Requirements.

Dark Souls 3 Minimum Requirements

CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 / AMD FX-6300
CPU Speed: Info
RAM: 4 GB
OS: Windows 7 SP1 64bit, Windows 8.1 64bit Windows 10 64bit
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti / ATI Radeon HD 7950
Sound Card: Yes
Free Disk Space: 25 GB

 


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Thanks for your reply :
I have a Dell vostro 230 MT , not 230S and i m sorry , because i didn't say which one
as i said earlier ,
- CPU : Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 @ 2.93GHz
- RAM : 2.00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 532MHz ( i m going to add another one so it will become 4 gb RAM)
- Graphic Card : NVIDIA GeForce 210
can i change the nividia geoforce 210 with a nividia GT610 ? does GT610 work with Core 2 Duo ? should i change the CPU too (is it possible to change the CPU ? )

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I am having the same problem lately, however I am upgrading my Vostro 230s to a HTPC and a basic game PC. VOSTRO 230 Core2Duo/ 2x2.93GHz/ 4GB/ 320GB WIN7

I have already upgraded 4 GB of RAM to CRUCIAL Ballisix Sport 8GB kit 2x4GB and it runs great.

My GPU was a integrated one so some time ago I went for GEFORCE 310 512MB DDR2 - this gave me HDMI output and a smooth movie player capabilities.

Now I am waiting for Geforce Gt 610 2048MB DDR3 - this will be another upgrade (DX 11, and better game FPS - please note I am only playing some really old games), plus it seems that GF 610 has a TDP of 29W and GF 310 is supposed to have TDP 30,5W.

Finally I have decided to buy Q9550 CPU (TDP 95W) and I think I will have a big problem with PSU (original DELL 240W PSU installed in Vostro 230S). As I will get the CPU end of this week and I am going on my holiday I will have to test it when I come back.

But answering your question:

- CPU - if you change to Quad core like 9550 or 9650 you would meet the game requirements,

- RAM - if you upgrade to 4GB or 8GB - you would meet the requirements.

- GPU - even if you upgrade to GF 610 it would still not be enough for Dark Souls 3.

Luckily you have a MiniTower case, so if you buy GF 750 Ti (which should run on your Vostro 230) then after all upgrades you should be able to play the game.

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*** VENOM80 ;

do you mean i replace my geoforce210 ( gddr3 ) with a GTX 750 ti ( gddr5 ) ; and of course i should replace the old power supply with one more powerful ; everything will be ok ? the GPU will work smoothly ?

and thank you again !

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The CPU does not meet miniumum requirements.  Replacing the GPU in this case is not fixing that.


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@SpeedStep: I agree that E7500 CPU does not meet the game requirements, but please keep in mind that I have mentioned switching the CPU to QUAD Core. To confirm that Q9550 or Q9650 CPUs should manage the game please check (www.cpubenchmark.net/mid_range_cpus.html) where i3-2100 is BELOW C2Q CPUs. Of course FX 6300 (with its 6 cores) is performing much better, but this does not mean that Quad Core 9xxx will not handle the game.

I am limited with GPU (I do not have GTX 750Ti to confirm it) but I am pretty sure Dark SOuls 3 would start. Within few days I will start my Q9550 in Dell Vostro 203s and if the PSU will handle and MoBo won't burn I might be ale to try to run the game. Just need to get the Demo at least for testing.

I will let you all know if I succed.

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