Does an intel(r)g45/g43 express chipset run pc games good

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Dec 22, 2012
No, that's actually one of the worst possible things you can have for gaming. I had a dell Inspiron once with a pentium dual core and that chipset, and I got about 8 fps when I tried to play TF2 with it.

Jamie Bayliss

Jul 10, 2013
no not really .... i have the same chipset but with a core 2 quad they put them in space saver cases with small psu's you will more than likely need to upgrade chassis, buy a more powerful psu + pci-ex graphics solution. chuck it together with another stick or two of ram and your computer will play games :)

Bailey Henegar

Aug 6, 2013
i dont know what you mean by upgrade gpu unless you mean like update me card and my specs are
System Information
Time of this report: 8/6/2013, 20:06:00
Machine name: BAILEY-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.130505-1534)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
System Model: Inspiron 560
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5800 @ 3.20GHz (2 CPUs), ~3.2GHz
Memory: 3072MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 3036MB RAM
Page File: 2952MB used, 3119MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode

DxDiag Notes
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.

DirectX Debug Levels
Direct3D: 0/4 (retail)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (retail)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (retail)
DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

Display Devices
Card name: Intel(R) G45/G43 Express Chipset
Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
Chip type: Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family
DAC type: Internal
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2E22&SUBSYS_04391028&REV_03
Display Memory: 1326 MB
Dedicated Memory: 64 MB
Shared Memory: 1262 MB
Current Mode: 1366 x 768 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor
Monitor Model: DELL IN1920
Monitor Id: DELF021
Native Mode: 1366 x 768(p) (59.790Hz)
Output Type: HD15
Driver Name: igdumdx32.dll,igd10umd32.dll
Driver File Version: 8.15.0010.2302 (English)
Driver Version:
DDI Version: 10
Driver Model: WDDM 1.1
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 2/11/2011 20:09:48, 571904 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: n/a
WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
Device Identifier: {D7B78E66-6D62-11CF-667B-3324A3C2C535}
Vendor ID: 0x8086
Device ID: 0x2E22
SubSys ID: 0x04391028
Revision ID: 0x0003
Driver Strong Name: oem3.inf:Intel.Mfg:iEGL0:\ven_8086&dev_2e22
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