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I have a Dell Dimension 4700 Running a Intel Pentium 4 at 3 GHz. I have Radeon X300 series graphics card 128 Mb with 512 RAM. I'm having a little trouble running the game Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. It runs but is choppy sometimes and takes forever to load. I'm wondering if I put another 1GB of RAM into it would it fix it? Or do I also need to upgrade the graphics card to 256? any input will be greating appreciated! I'm a college student so the cheaper the better!

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also wondering if my motherboard can support the PCI-express graphics cards and stuff, and if that's what I should go with

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Recommended settings for that game include 1 GB of RAM and a higher video card than you have at the moment so I would note that at the start.

Looking at the Service Manual for that Dell model it does have a PCI-express slot but the power supply is 305W which is worth noting if you get a new card that you don't want to have to get a new power supply at the same time.

Regards,
JB

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